Heyfield relies upon tourism, dairy and timber industries for its prosperity. It is the principal source of hardwood in Victoria and is home to Neville Smith Timber Industries, the largest timber mill in the Southern Hemisphere. The district’s farming irrigation water is taken from Lake Glenmaggie where you can boat, swim, sail, water-ski or fish for trout.
The Heyfield Wetlands Information Centre incorporates; a Visitor Information Centre, wetlands and timber industry interpretive centre to educate visitors about the functions of wetlands ecosystems and biodiversity.
The wetlands filter both agricultural and urban stormwater runoff from the township of Heyfield removing nutrients, sediments and toxins from the water before it enters the Thomson River. Take a picturesque walk around the wetlands.
Lake Glenmaggie is one of the most popular inland boating venues east of Melbourne, with power boats and yachts utilising the Lake. It is also a popular fishing spot for trout, redfin and bass. Caravan and camping facilities are available at Lake Glenmaggie. A pleasant picnic spot is located near the dam wall, where the cascading overflow from the lake provides a spectacular sight, particularly between September and November.
Heyfield is the entrance to the Alpine Nation Park with a variety of things to do such as camping, fishing, 4WD, horse riding and bush walking along the many designated walking tracks. Tali Karng is a hiking destination with a beautiful land locked lake. More information on www. parkweb.vic.gov.au
The lakeside antique machinery museum Just a few minutes out of town is Blore’s Hill Mountain Bike Park where riders of all ages can put their abilities to the test or just enjoy the tracks through the natural bush. The views to the surrounding countryside are unsurpassed from the Trig Point at the top of Blore’s Hill.
In town is the Victorian Timber Worker’s Memorial featuring a walk passing through a bush-inspired garden, a large picnic shelter and the names of timber industry workers who died on the job from across the state.
Heyfield is an RV friendly town with a RV park in town.
Things to do in and around Heyfield
• Bird watching and walking track at the wetlands
• Visit the Victorian Timber Workers Memorial
• Visit the Wetlands Information Centre
• Fishing and water sports at Lake Glen Maggie
• Heyfield Historical Museum
• Horse riding
• BMX at Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park
• 4WDriving in the High Country
• Bush walking
• Lakeside Antique Machinery Museum
• Enjoy local food and wine
• Camping at Lake Glen Maggie
• Play Gold at the 18 hole Heyfield Golf Club
• Ride or walk the Rail Trail
For more information logon to: www.visitheyfield.com.au
Or find them on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/visitheyfieldregion