Hurstbridge has retained a 'rural village' atmosphere and enjoys a strong sense of community.
Locals 'come to town' to shop and often stop for a cuppa and a chat - in fact we've known a quick trip to the post office to take all day!
Hurstbridge is popular with visitors of all ages interested in antiques, bric-a-brac and great cafés. It is the perfect place to stay and enjoy Nillumbik's open space, heritage, great art and wine.
You may care to visit the Yarra Valley wineries (five of which are within 10 minutes drive of the town centre). Interstate and international visitors, quite often make Hurstbridge their base and go into the city by train on the Hurstbridge Line, or take day trips to the Yarra Valley or the Dandenong Ranges.
The introduction of the Western Ring Road in the mid 1990s has seen Wattle Glen/Hurstbridge route to the Yarra Valley become the preferred route for many travellers.
Hurstbridge Visitor Information Centre, located on the Heidelberg-Kinglake Road is a great place to call into to see what the region has to offer.