Nestled along the picturesque banks of the Thomson River, Heyfield is a charming town that serves as the gateway to the Alpine National Park and the Victorian High Country. This idyllic locale is renowned for its natural beauty, rich history, and an array of outdoor recreational opportunities that cater to all tastes and ages.
Originally christened as 'a field of waving corn' by an early settler, Heyfield derives its name from this vivid description of its lush surroundings. Throughout its history, the town played a pivotal role as a favoured resting point for gold prospectors on route to the Gippsland goldfields.
Presently, Heyfield takes pride in being home to Australian Sustainable Hardwoods Pty Ltd, the largest timber mill in the Southern Hemisphere. This industry plays a significant role in the town's economic landscape, further enriching its character.
Heyfield is a very family-friendly town with a wonderful Apex Park, a pump track, and a skate park. For mountain biking enthusiasts, the Bloers Hill Mountain Bike Tracks offer a range of challenges, from beginner-friendly paths to advanced routes. For those seeking water-based adventures, nearby Glenmaggie Weir beckons with opportunities for water sports, fishing, and boating, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
One of Heyfield's standout attractions is the Heyfield Wetlands, a veritable haven for avid birdwatchers. Spanning over 4 kilometres, this wetland boasts a network of scenic trails and boardwalks. In the main streets, you’ll find cafes, a bakery, boutiques, a quintessential country pub and much more.
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