The Victorian town of Hoppers Crossing has developed into a vibrant community as it is located right in the centre of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. The town is also home to a number of golf courses, which has led to the development of the suburb into a suburb of choice. Hoppers Crossing has everything you need in a suburb, with a variety of shopping, dining and recreational activities available. The suburb is perfect for first home buyers looking for an affordable settlement with nearby schools and amenities.
The Hamptons, or, as they’re more commonly known, the ‘Hoppers’, is a small town located in the rural area of Central Victoria. About 90 minutes outside Melbourne and 7 minutes from Werribee VIC, the town is home to around 4,000 people. It was named after a small family hotel that operated on the banks of the Cammeray River at the time, which was called the Hoppers. The town has a similar feel to other towns in Central Victoria, such as Mildura and Benalla. It is a popular tourist destination in the summer with people from Melbourne and interstate flocking to the Hoppers for its wide, sandy beaches and relaxed atmosphere.
The Hoppers has traditionally been a summertime destination for travellers from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The town’s proximity to the Great Ocean Road and beaches makes it an ideal place to spend the summer months. However, it is a place where locals and visitors will find year-round activities and fun.
It is a service centre for the surrounding farming area and is home to a number of large industries, including a Santos wheat hexing facility, a Toyota truck assembly plant, the headquarters of Horsham Group and a large Coca-Cola plant.
In 1841, a pastoral run, named ‘Hoppers Crossing’, was established by William and William Noble. The settlement was established on the banks of the Ovens River and grew steadily as more settlers came to the area. In 1893, Horsham Post Office opened and a settlement grew up around it.
The town’s name is derived from the crossing point of the Ovens River on William Noble’s track, which is now part of the Ovens River Road.
Hoppers Crossing is a large rural township in central Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, the town had a population of 5,457. Hoppers Crossing is located within the Shire of Macedon Ranges, in the outer south east of the state.