Scheyville NP

Grade 3 Grade 3

Scheyville, NSW
5.5 km (2 hrs )

Scheyville has had a long and varied history. Beginning in the late 19th century, the site was used as the Government Agricultural Training Farm under the Dreadnought scheme, where Australian city boys and young British men learned farming skills. The Dairy Farm Heritage Walk is a great way to explore the relics from this era. Following World War 2 during which time the site was used for military purposes, Scheyville was used to facilitate the settlement of migrants from over 22 countries. Up to 1500 people at a time called Scheyville home between 1949 and 1964. The Migrant Heritage walk visits the main sites within the former camp, with information signs providing a glimpse into the lives of the migrants and their time here. The last main use of the site was during 1965 to 1973, when Scheyville was the home of the Officer Training Unit. Here cadets who had been called in for service to the Army were trained before seeing service in Vietnam.

Scheyville became a National Park in 1996 and remains a fascinating place to visit. The park offers a number of walks as well as trails for horse riding. There are picnic areas near the Scheyville Camp precinct and toilets in the heritage buildings.

Twin silos