In 2015, Stanhope became the first “LEGENDAIRY” capital of Australia, recognising the dairy industry’s contribution has made to the district. 

Stanhope is a small agriculture-based town known for its cheese production.

Check out the mural on Fonterra’s walls which collates thousands of local photos into an enchanting mural.

Stanhope’s famous son – Take the Stanhope Historical Walk and delve into local history. This self-guided tour highlights points of interest around the town, including the Sir John McEwen Park named after Stanhope’s famous son.

McEwen took up a soldier settlement block in Stanhope prior to becoming a powerful figure in Federal Parliament, leading the Country Party and briefly becoming Prime Minister after the drowning of Harold Holt off Portsea in 1967. McEwan is honoured by a memorial bust in the centre of town.

Services include:

  • Hospitality – café, pub
  • Fuel
  • Public spaces – hall, stanhope business centre, station park community art space, McEwan Park
  • Sporting – recreation reserve, tennis court

    Destination highlights:

        • Monthly ‘Monster’ garage sale in the main street
        • Award winning Mens’ Shed facility & store


    Check availability and pop into the John Hancox Museum to delve deeper into history of all kinds as John shows you a century’s worth of collectibles.

    Stanhope’s Men’s Shed is award winning. Pop in, chat to a friendly local and pick up a truly unique and locally created bargain!

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