Infomation and Facts about Heyfield
Heyfield is a small timber town at the southern extremity of the Snowy Mountains range.
In 1841 James McFarlane selected a pastoral run in the area. He named the district Hayfield after recording that it looked “like a field of waving corn”.
A settlement was developed when prospectors, headed for the goldfields, began to stop there. The first town blocks were auctioned in 1860.
Heyfield is a pleasant rural township with a population of 1700. It is situated on the Thomson River at the gateway to the High Country.
The town services the timber industry, a very large dairy farming community and thousands of tourists visiting Lake Glenmaggie and the vast expanses of natural bush and National Parks in the high country. Once the home of eight sawmills, it is now the major sawmilling centre of hardwoods in Victoria.
Heyfield is the southern gateway to the Alpine National Park and the pristine area reserved as the Avon Wilderness.
Apex Park an award winning Adventure Playground has barbecue’s and toilets for the visitors to take a rest break with children.
Sporting facilities include, playing fields, a large basketball stadium, an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and a swimming pool.
Supermarkets, a General Store, Hotel, Motel and B&B accommodation, along with food outlets and specialty shops such as the hardware and farm supply shops.