Henty was a town visit that was a very pleasant surprise. Clearly a proud community that has an equally proud history.

Henty is another of those towns on the Olympic Highway between Albury and Wagga Wagga.

The first European explorer to visit and record the area was Major Thomas Mitchell in 1835. The first settlers arrived around 1850 were squatters, allowed to lease crown land.

The village of Henty was originally called 'Doodle Cooma'. Nearby wetlands are still called Doodle Cooma Swamp; they cover 20 square kilometres and are a breeding area for waterbirds.

The town's new name was after the Henty family of Portland, Victoria. Henry Henty had leased Round Hill station north of Gerogery (south of Henty) in the early 1860s (some suggest the lessor was Edward Henty).

The Henty War Memorial is a delightfully respectful place that is well cared for.

The Henty Museum is represented with the Blacksmith Shop

The Henty Hotel is a classic old hotel that has survived the eras, but along with many of this vintage is looking forward to a new ‘pub culture’ era.

The Henty churches are representative of the turn of the century era structures. Well built and with many years of ‘service’ ahead.

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course