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Henty Government Dam Nature Reserve

The Henty Government Dam Nature Reserve is a delight for bird lovers, where up to 140 different bird species either make their home or migrate for the season.

Two walking tracks throughout the reserve were developed by the Henty Rotary Club to allow visitors to enjoy the native vegetation and regional wildlife and form a part of a wildlife corridor between Henty and Pleasant Hills. A picnic ground has been created by the Rotary Club of Henty.

Pleasant Hills Road
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 18.8K from Pleasant Hills

Sergeant Smyth Memorial

Henty is known locally for its connections with the bushranger 'Mad Dan' Morgan. Two kilometres west of town on the Pleasant Hills Road is a memorial stone on the site where Morgan shot Sergeant Thomas Smyth in September 1864.

The new plaque was erected by the NSW Police Service and reads 'A memorial to Senior Sergeant Thomas Smyth, aged 29. A member of the NSW Police Force shot by bushranger Dan Morgan in the surrounding hills on 4 September 1864. Senior Sergeant Smyth received a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and convalesced at the Imperial Hotel, Albury until 29 September 1864 where he haemorrhaged as a result of the gunshot wound and died. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the Albury cemetery.'

Visitors interested in the infamous tales of 'Mad Dan' Morgan can also visit the John McLean Memorial in Culcairn and Morgan's Lookout at Walla Walla.

Pleasant Hills Road
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 21.6K from Pleasant Hills

Henty War Memorial Swimming Pool

When the weather gets hot, locals of all ages head for the Henty Swimming Pool. With a 25 metre pool and a shaded children's pool, swimmers, paddlers and splashers of all levels of ability can have an enjoyable time.

The pool is staffed by a qualified lifeguard during opening hours and has expansive lawn and shade trees for picnics and family gatherings.
The pool also has barbecue facilities, a kiosk selling snacks, hot chips, ice-creams and drinks; children's play equipment; cricket area; hot showers; and freely available 'pool noodles' and flotation mats.

Henty Swimming Pool is open from November through to the end of March. Opening hours vary, with early morning hours for serious lap swimming, and afternoon and evening sessions for all-ages fun. The pool is located in Keightley Street, adjacent to the Memorial Park.

28 Keightley Street
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 21.9K from Pleasant Hills

Judys Bazaar

Judy's Bazaar is a local gift shop specialising in quality gift ware and craft supplies.

Visit the bazaar and browse through the range of patchwork fabrics, quilts, haberdashery, knitting books and yarn and scrap booking supplies. You will also find handmade jewellery, dolls and gifts, and a large range of wooden toys.

34 Railway Parade
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 22.1K from Pleasant Hills

The Henty Man

Located between the towns of Henty and Culcairn on the Olympic Highway, is the Henty Man. This man was originally shaped by an itinerant worker in the early 1930s from a tree burnt out by a swagman's fire. It became a district landmark until it was destroyed by natural elements about 20 years later.

Prior to Henty's Centenary in 1986, it was decided by local identities to restore 'The Man' for that occasion, and this was done with the help of the former Culcairn Shire Council. At the Centenary celebrations, Councillor Hugh McKay dedicated it to the men of the road, who had to walk the length and breadth of Australia during the Great Depression seeking work.

The Henty Man is now an RTA rest area with picnic tables, refuse bins and toilets.

Olympic Highway
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 22.1K from Pleasant Hills

Henty Observer Printing Museum

The Henty Observer Printing Museum is housed in the original 1934 brick building of The Observer newspaper.

Visitors can observe how the newspapers of yesteryear were printed and see how much printing has changed since then.

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.

The museum is free but donations are welcome to help preserve the past.

9 Sladen Street,
Behind the IGA Supermarket
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 22.2K from Pleasant Hills

Dales Mini Museum Henty

Dales Cellar Mini Museum is a collection of trash and treasure memorabilia of the past including Henty's Manual Telephone Exchange, the first 'ambulance' a two wheeled stretcher, cash registers, jugs, irons, toasters, radios and much more.

The museum is located in the cellar beneath Dales IGA Supermarket.

Henty museums are free to see but donations are welcome to help preserve the past.

9 Sladen Street
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 22.2K from Pleasant Hills

Henty Community Club

Catering to the community the Henty Community Club is a sportsman's delight. With two bowling greens and an 18 hole golf course, spend some time and play a round or two in Henty.

Why not have a meal after your game with meals available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. With meeting rooms and hall available for hire the Henty Community Club has everything you need all in the one place.

South Street
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 22.2K from Pleasant Hills

Henty Golf Course

Improvements have been made to the course, with three bridges built to facilitate the movement of golf carts. The club was presented with two powered golf carts by the NSW Golf Foundation in 2006. A heavier bridge was built over the dam to allow the tractor to cross.

The big change to the course has been the sale of 7.33 acres of the north-western corner to Vitality Life for the Sweetwater Retirement Village. The sale forced the relocation of the seventh green, the work done with a working bee and six trucks bringing in fill to build up the green. The 10th, 17th and 18th fairways vanished and had to be incorporated within the rest of the course with some of the holes being shortened and others lengthened.

The 18 hole sand green golf course is regarded as being one of the best in terms of being very well maintained. The season runs from April through to September. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Rosler Parade
Henty, NSW, 2658

Located 22.3K from Pleasant Hills

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