Henty, NSW

Henty is on Olympic Highway (A41)



Henty Attractions

Headlie Taylor Header Museum

Henty is known as the ‘Home of the Header’ due to agricultural innovations that revolutionised world agriculture. In 1914, a local farmer, Mr Headlie Taylor invented the header-harvester, which completely revolutionised the grain industry around the world. An authentic header-harvester now takes pride of place along with a blacksmith shop in Bicentennial Park. Guided tours are available by appointment. For more information call into the Doodle Cooma Craft Shop at the Henty Railway Station which is immediately south of Sladen Street (turnoff to Pleasant Hills and Lockhart).

Located on the Olympic Highway in Henty, 250 metres south of Sladen Street (Pleasant Hills/Lockhart turnoff) at the entrance to the rest area. Look out for the windmill on the western side of the highway.

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Henty Government Dam Nature Reserve

This reserve is a delight for bird lovers, where up to 140 different bird species have either made it their home or migrate for the season. Two walking tracks through the reserve have been developed to allow visitors to enjoy the native vegetation and regional wildlife. There are also picnic facilities at the reserve.

Turn west off the Olympic Highway at Henty onto Sladen Street (signposted to Pleasant Hills and Lockhart). Cross over the railway line, travel 350 metres then turn right onto Bartsch Avenue. The nature reserve is 450 metres on the right opposite the showground. .

Henty's Mini Cellar Museum

With Henty’s rich heritage this museum is a ‘must see’. Inside you will find Henty's past including the town's old telephone exchange, cash registers, jugs, irons, toasters, radios and much more trash and treasure. Many items will bring back memories for some whilst to others a new understanding of the past. Open: 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am – 12noon Saturday. Access can be gained by asking at the front counter of the supermarket.The museum is in the cellar beneath Dales IGA Supermarket. It is free to enter but donations are gratefully received.

Turn west off the Olympic Highway at Henty onto Sladen Street (signposted to Pleasant Hills and Lockhart). Cross over the railway line, and the IGA Supermarket is 100 metres on the right.

Observer Printery Museum

The Museum is housed in the original 1934 brick building of The Observer newspaper. When you visit you will be able to understand and experience the way newspapers of yesteryear were developed and produced, with many of the old printing presses still in working condition. The museum is home to a variety of Platen machines some pre 1900, one of the original Wharfedale printing machines of 1907, a large Miehle auto printer, Linotype machines, newspaper folding machines, guillotine and other printing memorabilia of historical interest. Open: 900am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am-12.00 noon Saturday. Entry to the museum is free but donations are gratefully received to help preserve the past. Ask at the IGA Supermarket in Sladen Street for access if it is closed.

Turn west off the Olympic Highway at Henty onto Sladen Street (signposted to Pleasant Hills and Lockhart). Immediately turn left after crossing the railway line, onto Ivor Street then take the second right onto Lyne Street. The museum is 100 metres on the right.

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The Doodle Cooma Craft Shop

This craft shop is stocked with an endless variety of quality and attractive gifts, seasonal jams and sauces, useful novelties and practical mementos, all created and crafted by many talented and skilful local identities. During the year there are two open days, one on the Saturday prior to Mothers Day and the other on the first Saturday in November, which includes morning tea. The craft shop is maned by volunteers and is wheelchair accessible. Open: 9.00am – 5.00pm 7 days a week. (except Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Located on the Olympic Highway, at the Henty Railway Station, which is immediately south of Sladen Street (signposted to Pleasant Hills and Lockhart) on the western side of the highway.

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016