Welcome to Nillumbik
Come and enjoy a warm welcome with family owned wineries, restaurants and cafes waiting to serve you. Nestled in the picturesque hills of Nillumbik are heritage trails to enjoy, a variety of community events and festivals and colourful community markets all year round.
From the creative spaces of the Artists Open Studios, next held in May 2013, to the vineyards showcasing their wines at the Winter Winefest and the Open Cellars of Nillumbik and many festivals in between, there is something here for eveyone. Coming up in February is the Eltham Jazz food and Wine Festival, two days of music, celebrations and entertainment.
Nillumbik boasts vibrant art, diverse cafes, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, galleries, gift shops and a host of natural attractions. There are markets, art events and boutique cellar doors ... all this and more, just 45 minutes from Central Melbourne. Come, discover and enjoy!
Trading Hours Over Dec 2012 / Jan 2013
Upcoming markets and events
___________________________________________________________________________Nillumbik Artists Open Studios celebrating 25 years
The next Artists Open Studios will be held on 4/5 May 2013
Read 6 Reasons to Visit Hurstbridge, featured in The Age LifeStyle Magazine June 20126 Reasons article page 16 Reasons article page 2
_____________________________________________________________________________Click here to read an article on Nillumbik featured in Coast & Country magazine
For ideas on activities and special events, visit our What to do page and click on a month
Stay a while and visit one of our colourful community markets - each is unique and offers something special - all dates and details can be found on this website. For the young at heart the Diamond Valley Miniature Railway in Eltham operates from 11am to 5pm every Sunday throughout the year, enjoy a trail ride at Ponylands, pack a picnic and and explore our heritage trails.
For more activities happening in the area visit What to do .
Where are we:
Download a Nillumbik Discovery Map.
Come and discover the towns of Nillumbik
Hurstbridge enjoys a rural village atmosphere and is alive with antiques and collectables, cafes, health stores, organic produce and alternative fashions. Within the relaxed and friendly shopping strip you will find shops selling everything from Lego toys and other gifts at Jethka to quality clothing at Mud Mirror and Thread. There are shaded picnic facilities at Fergusons Paddock, a heritage trail and the Farmers Market held on the first Sunday of each month (except January). Don't forget to drop in for a cuppa and cake at one of the many cafes in the town. Only ten minutes from Hurstbridge is the colourful St Andrews Market, held every Saturday from 8 till 2pm.
Visit www.hurstbridgevillage.com.au for more information.
Diamond Creek enjoys the best of both worlds, offering a huge array of services, smaller specialist shops and two large supermarkets. It is a diverse shopping area with many restaurants, quality retail outlets and a wide representation of professional services. Whether you're after fresh fruit and vegetables, (available at the very popular Diamond Creek Fruit Market) or an evening outift (at Gigliotta near Coles) you will find it in Diamond Creek ... where town meets country.
For more information visit www.diamondcreekshopping.com.au.
Eltham town offers a true cafe culture. Experience inner city fashion, indulgence at great cafes and restaurants and wonderful art and music. Home to a number of yearly festivals, ,including the Jazz and Blues festival held in January, the town square is a great meeting place and showcases exceptional visual and performance art. Take the time to wander around the specialty shops and take advantage of great off street parking to "shop till you drop." In Eltham the popular Community Craft and Produce Market is on the third Sunday of each month
For more information on Eltham town visit www.elthamtown.com.au
Just beyond Eltham, the shopping strip at Research Central has a local village feel in a beautiful green and leafy suburb. The strip of shops comprises of a number of family operated takeaway businesses, including the Turkish themed Cafe Z, offering a variety of delights from breakfast through to afternoon tea, Dynamic Vegies, where you can pick up quality fresh produce, and a wonderful wood fired pizza haven to enjoy.
Visit What to do for details of activities and events coming up in Nillumbik.