HEYFIELD

Heyfield is the next of the town of the sextuplet Latrobe Valley towns. Heyfield is a nice town servicing primarily a dairy and rural community. Heyfield though is a smaller town. That said, most essential services are provided.

In 1841 an early settler, James McFarlane, described the district as resembling "a field of waving corn", and called it "Hayfield". By 1866, the spelling had changed to "Heyfield", but exactly when and why this happened is unclear. It may have been renamed to reflect the spelling of the nearby Heyfield Station.

 In 1866, McFarlane's property was taken over by James Tyson, a former member of the Queensland Legislative Council, a pastoralist, and considered Australia's first self-made millionaire.

The town grew up as a stopping point for diggers on their way to the Gippsland goldfields, and the Post Office opened on 24 September 1870. It is the principal source of hardwood in Victoria, and the largest timber mill in the Southern Hemisphere, is located there.

The Anglican and Catholic Churches are quite magnificent buildings, particularly given the size of the town. The United also is over 100 years old.

The Heyfield War Memorial is located at the cbd intersection.

The Heyfield Museum has restricted opening hours.

The Railway Hotel is an a100 year plus pub. The Heyfield is a pre WW2 building.

Heyfield is an in between town that has no particular reason to visit. That said if the timing is right a coffee or refreshment will be worth the visit.

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