Origin of the name
Navigators was named after the navvies who build the railway and the bluestone bridge.
Navigators today is a rural agricultural district on a mixture of rich volcanic and grey loam soils used mainly for grazing livestock, cropping and other small business. It is predominantly a rural residential area nestled between two mountains, Mt Warrenheip and Mt Buninyong, offering a quality lifestyle with fresh air and scenic visits for residents and visitors. 
The deep railway cutting north of Navigators was known as Navigators Village with two stores, a butcher's shop, 12 or 13 houses, and countless numbers of white tents and shanties.
Geography and climate
"The Catholic School was in existence in July 1867 with an average attendance of 16 boys and 17 girls. This became Common School No. 942 under the Board of Education on 1st of July 1868. Head Teacher Matthew Mitchell Bourke stayed until 30th of April 1869. The average attendance of the Common School, was 18 boys, 21 girls in 1868; the School received a Government grant of 37 pounds for salary." 
- ↑ Navigators Community Avenue of Honour For Those Who Served WW1, 2015.
- ↑ http://www.navigatorsvictoria.com/, accessed 16 November 2016.
- ↑ Griffiths, Peter M., Three Times Blest: A History of Buninyong and District 1837 - 1901, Buninyong and District Historical Society, 1988, p. 53.
- ↑ Vision and Realisation: A Centenary History of State Education in Victoria, Volume 2, Education Department of Victoria, 1973, p.712
Griffiths, Peter M., Three Times Blest: A History of Buninyong and District 1837 - 1901, Buninyong and District Historical Society, 1988.