Getting to know Hatherleigh
Hatherleigh's local industries are beef, wool and cropping and it is located approximately 15kms north of Millicent on the Princes Highway. Closest to Millicent, Hatherleigh is 30kms south east of Beachport and 64kms west of Penola via Millicent.
Hatherleigh has a vibrant Sporting & Recreation Centre consisting of football, netball, tennis courts, a picturesque golf course, club room facilities, toilets and playground.
Dog boarding is available for short term stays, including a few hours. This is often useful for the passer-by wanting to explore the Canunda National Park.
Hatherleigh, was named by Governor Jervois, whose family seat was in Devonshire, proclaimed on 20 November 1879. It has a namesake in Devonshire. Hatherleigh means Hawthorn wood.
Hatherleigh is home to the football and netball eagles. Hatherleigh is home to very successful football and netball teams and a picturesque golf course.
The Sporting and Recreation Centre was officially built on November 15, 1976, and today consists of the football oval, netball, tennis courts, toilets and playground.
Established in 1946 the Hatherleigh Football Club has won premierships in the Mid- South East Football League in 1971,
2002, 2005, 2008, 2013 & 2018. The club only engaged in social matches during its first season before commencing in the Mid-South East Football League the following year.
In 1971 Netball arrived at Hatherleigh replacing basketball in the Mid-South East. The club started strong, competitive and successful and has remained this way throughout the years. Recently court facilities have received an upgrade to accommodate their growing success.
A popular golfing course with picturesque views, consisting of a par three 9-hole course.
Majestic gum trees, yakkas and the natural wetlands adjoining the course make a perfect home for native wildlife. The course has lush, watered greens and is extremely sheltered, providing the perfect location for a casual or professional game of golf set amongst true Australian native fauna and flora.
For further information visit the Hatherleigh Sport and Recreation Website.