An important local service centre and home to the Shire's Civic Offices. Broadford is surrounded by natural beauty and has country town charm.
History and Heritage
In 1842 the explorers Hume and Hovell, camped near a creek they named Sunday Creek. This was the first time the area that is today known as Broadford was explored. Gold was discovered in the Sunday Creek in the 1860s and in the 1890s a huge paper mill was built that continues to contribute to the Broadford's economy.
Historical houses in the area are testament to early settlement. Pioneer Cottage and the Broadford Courier Buildings provide a glimpse of the past by showcasing the building methods and living quarters of pioneers of the area. The antique printing presses and other printing equipment display the technology once put to use to spread news in the country town.
Explore the Area
Broadford has close proximity to many natural attractions, with Mt Disappointment State Forrest, Mt Piper, Mt Sugarloaf and the Tallarook Ranges there is a range of opportunities to explore the natural attractions that surround. Mt Piper provides striking opportunities for sightseeing, bushwalking and a chance to view the rare Ant Blue Butterfly.
In the centre of town you find a vibrant township with cafés, bakeries, parks and country pubs that will not disappoint.
Broadford is also home to the renowned State Motorcycle Sports Complex which hosts various motorsport events and races throughout the year.