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Cottles Bridge VIC

Cottles Bridge

Postcode: 3099

Cottles Bridge is a town near Hurstbridge, an outer northeastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Nillumbik.

The area, previously known as Back Creek, was named after Thomas Cottle, who settled in the area in the 1870s. From the 1950s onwards, various artists settled in the area, most notably Clifton Pugh AO, who established the Dunmoochin Artists Society there in 1953.

Cottles Bridge is home to Lovegrove Vineyard and Winery, an award-winning Yarra Valley winery established in 1983 producing sparkling wines, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and cabernet merlot, as well as the Hurstbridge Learning Co-Operative Primary School, a parent-run, alternative school for primary school students established in 1973.

The area is not serviced by Melbourne public transport.