Visitnillumbik monsalvat artist heritage


Welcome to Nillumbik!

Nillumbik’s artisan hills feature attractions, including the iconic Montsalvat, Australia's oldest artists' colony. Famous artists have painted the sweeping landscapes in Eltham and its surrounds over many years, and exhibitions are regularly held in venues throughout the region. Artists can be visited during Open Studios, a twice-yearly event where you can see an artist at work and purchase unique pieces.

Wineries are nestled among the green, rolling hills or tucked away in traditional bushland. The journey is just as beautiful as the destination. Meander through the region and experience our quintessentially Australian villages. Stop in for a bite to eat at a cafe or wander the boutiques and provedores for a touch of retail therapy.

Weekends are brimming with activities and plenty of local markets, including the famous St Andrews Country Market every Saturday. Diamond Creek, Eltham and Hurstbridge are also popular destinations.

Nillumbik is an easily accessible escape to the country, just a 45-minute drive from Melbourne. Information on how to get to the villages includes travel times and public transport options.