Cobden trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Cobden

Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Cobden
Cobden is a town located 210 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia named in honour of Richard Cobden. At the 2006 census, Cobden had a population of 1813. At the 2001 census, Cobden had a population of 1419.HistoryThe Cobden area was first settled in the 1840s by Dr. Daniel Curdie, a medical doctor from the Isle of Arran, Scotland, who was beloved by local Aboriginal warriors for his habit of tending their wounds after tribal skirmishes. He settled in the Heytesbury forest area on a small creek not far from where the present day Cobden lies. Dr. Curdie, so overcome by its beauty, christened the area Lovely Banks. The Cobden township was established in the late 1860s, the Post Office opening on 6 January 1867. The Heytesbury Forest attracted logging companies and with them more settlers. Homes were built and stock set to graze on the newly established pasture. In April 1892 a railway was established from Camperdown thru Cobden to Timboon, a plan to extend the line to Port Campbell was never built, the train carried out timber and came back loaded with produce and provisions. The prosperity was not to last however and as the Heytesbury forest was reduced in size, most of it surviving in the Jancourt State Forest, The need for freight trains waned. The last train was in 1987. The line has since been removed, its place taken by a walking trail. In 1888 Cobden opened the first cheese and butter factory in Victoria. Today the factory still operates, owned by Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, and houses the largest milk drying plant in Australia. Today Cobden and its surrounding area claim to be the "Dairy Capital" of the world, a claim based on the over 140,000 head of cattle in and around the area.
Take a look at our Australia trip itinerary builder site to refine the details of your trip to Cobden.
Source

Plan your trip to Cobden

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Recently planned trips to Victoria

3 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM CROATIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, culture, beaches, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Ballarat BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans