Arts, culture and heritage in Henty
Henty is known for its connections with notorious bushranger Dan 'Mad Dog' Morgan. It's also where Headlie Taylor, a citizen of Henty, invented the grain harvester in 1914. Take the Henty Historical Village Walk to learn more about the town's history.
This Country NSW town is located in picturesque wheat and sheep country, halfway between Albury and Wagga Wagga. Henty has quaint antique shops and parkland at Billabong Creek, where you can see local flora and fauna on nature walks. In town, choose from accommodation options including a camping ground and a B&B housed in an early-1900s former hotel.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Henty and the greater Albury area. Those interested in local history will enjoy Dales Mini Museum and the Henty Observer Printing Museum. Nature lovers can hire bikes or canoes for an outdoor adventure.
Every year in September, Henty Machinery Field Days attracts as many as 50,000 visitors to a three-day exhibition of agricultural machinery. The event provides fascinating insight into the technical solutions developed in Australia to manage the challenges of farming on one of the world's driest continents. Before you set off, check the calendar for other events in the area.
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Fly into Albury Airport
Albury Airport is located 5 km from Albury’s city centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to take the short journey south west into the city centre. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Albury is home to the third busiest Airport in regional NSW with around 180 flights a week in and out of the city. Qantas Airlines and Regional Express operate daily direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne, while Virgin Australia operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney.
Headlie Taylor Header and Blacksmith Shop. Image Greater Hume Shire Council
Crowds at Henty Machinery Field Days. Image Henty Machinery Field Days
Henty Man between Henty and Culcairn on Olympic Highway. Image Greater Hume Shire Council