BROADFORD

 

Broadford is a small town encounted when travelling the Melbourne to Wodonga (or vice versa) and is approximately 90 kilometres (60 mi) north of the state capital. Broadford is a nice town that has a number of attractions.

The town is now bypassed to the east by the Hume Freeway and the railway. Broadford is built on the banks of Sunday Creek, which incidentally divides the town. The commercial cbd region is on the south bank.

Broadford grew when gold was discovered in Sunday Creek and the Post Office opened on 1 July 1852. The reason for the name was not discovered, but that said heritage management is clearly important.

Broadford is also home to the Victorian Motorcycle Complex, which has road and off-road tracks, and hosts National riding events, as well as amateur track days. The complex was not observed.

Broadford has all of the Congregational Churches. The Presbyterian the most striking. The Anglican is old, and the United a fairly new building. The Catholic Church is really old but undated and is over Sunday Creek.

The Broadford Museum and ‘on show’ exhibits will be of interest.Likewise the Hume and Hovell Cairn and information board.

Broadford has two pubs, both are century plus buildings.

The Broadford War Memorial is at the southern end of the main strip. This is a really good acknowledgment.

Broadford though a small town has much to offer the traveler and the diversion from the freeway is recommended.

Heritage diary

 

 

  Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course