Henty

From canoeing among majestic red gums to discovering world-changing innovation, Henty is a charming town halfway between Albury and Wagga Wagga. In picturesque countryside, explore fascinating museums and intriguing heritage and relish one of Australia’s biggest agricultural fairs.

Henty is where local farmer Headlie Taylor revolutionised the harvesting of grain crops around the world in 1914 with his Header Harvester, which collected grain from damaged crops. You can see a Header Harvester and other artefacts at the Headlie Taylor Header and Blacksmith Shop Museum.

Henty Machinery Field Days - The Murray

For the latest in farm technology and great family fun, visit the Henty Machinery Field Days in September. With music, sheep shearing and entertainment for kids, this three-day fair attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. You’ll find accommodation options to suit a range of budgets.

In tranquil Doodle Cooma Swamp enjoy canoeing and kayaking among red gums that are hundreds of years old. This beautiful wetland habitat is a birdwatching paradise. Another popular spot for birdwatching is the Henty Government Dam Nature Reserve, home to more than 140 bird species.

Canoeing on Doodle Cooma Swamp, Henty

There are many more wonderful things to do around the Henty district, where notorious colonial bushranger Dan ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan roamed. The Sergeant Smyth Memorial just outside town is a commemorative stone to policeman Thomas Smyth, who was shot and killed by Morgan in 1864.

Pack a hamper and enjoy a picnic at the Henty Man sculpture, a tribute to itinerant workers during the Great Depression. The Henty Observer Printing Museum contains fascinating printing presses from bygone times and Ed’s Old Farm Machinery Museum will intrigue heritage enthusiasts.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. The Hands that Shaped our Community Exhibition

    Friday 01 March 2019 to Wednesday 01 May 2019 , Henty

    The young people of the Greater Hume towns of Henty, Holbrook, Jindera, and Culcairn are eager to grab hold of and recognise the contribution made by the members of the community long ago. In order to do this the Greater Hume Youth…

    01 Mar - 01 May
  2. Henty Art, Photography and Quilting Exhibition

    Friday 12 April 2019 to Sunday 14 April 2019 , Henty

    Henty Art, Photography and Quilting Exhibition is an annual event held to promote local and guest artists, over a wide variety of medium. Henty has a group of talented people and this exhibition is an opportunity for us to encourage and…

    12 Apr - 14 Apr
  3. Henty Machinery Field Days

    Tuesday 17 September 2019 to Thursday 19 September 2019 , Henty

    Located in the heart of the nation’s food bowl in southern NSW, Henty Machinery Field Days is an agribusiness supermarket attracting more than 60,000 visitors each year. Henty Machinery Field Days is now regarded as southern Australia’s…

    17 Sep - 19 Sep