The township of Darnum is a direct result of the railway line and was officially declared a town in 1885. However it was decided in 1879 that due to its importance as a small township midway between Warragul and Waterloo and the increasing erections of sawmills, that Darnum should have its own railway station. A school was begun in 1881with a class of nine boys and three girls.

Today in Darnum is located only a short drive from Yarragon and is where you will find an Alpaca Interpretive Centre with a café and amazing views, a historic B&B with spectacular gardens, perfect for weddings and special occasions and the charming Darnum Musical Village.