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Hurstbridge Village is located in the heart of rural Nillumbik, servicing the communities of Arthurs Creek, Cottles Bridge, Doreen, Kangaroo Ground, Nutfield, Panton Hill, St Andrews, Smiths Gully, Strathewen, Wattle Glen and Yarrambat.

The Hurstbridge train line winds through a canopy of native trees before terminating at this rural village renowned for artisan products, organic produce, and sustainable shopping. Eco-minded, Hurstbridge was the first town in Melbourne to go plastic carry bag free so bring your own shopping basket (or reusable shopping bag) and stock up at the Hurstbridge Farmers Market on the first Sunday of each month, except January.

The region bursts into colour each year when the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival takes place, usually in August. The free annual event where families celebrate the region with food, farm attractions, market stalls, children's activities, live music and more.

However, there's always something new to discover no matter when you visit.

Enjoy a fabulous brunch or lunch with a glass of wine, or indulge in an afternoon tea with some mouth-watering cakes and coffee, with a choice of quaint or modern cafes, all in rustic settings.

Love your coffee? Black Vice Cafe and Roastery will have you covered with their menu featuring all-day brunch, killer coffee and a cheeky cocktail or two.

While you're visiting, why not try Greasy Zoe's? Read more about their ethos and incredible menu in our People Behind the Plate series featuring Zoe herself.

Take a stroll at Fergusons Paddock, along the Heritage Trail where you can watch the gum trees sway.

Hurstbridge is a little bush gem, bursting with personality. Explore more by clicking below to view a short film on Hustbridge created by local filmmaker Jaron Natoli.

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