Hatherleigh is 825 km from Canberra. Located approximately 15kms north of Millicent on the Princes Highway. Hatherleigh is 30kms south east of Beachport and 64kms west of Penola via Millicent.

Local Industry

Beef, Wool, Cropping, Dog Boarding (which 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 the then South Australian Governor, William Jervois, whose family seat was in Devonshire.

The town was proclaimed on 20 November 1879 by Governor, William Jervois. It was his custom to name places after his friends and relations. Hatherleigh has a namesake in Devonshire. Hatherleigh means Hawthorn wood.

Building Drain M after WW2

“Accommodation for the 200 migrant labourers was a squalid camp in Hatherleigh made up of army tents and straw mattresses. It was, says Ralph, “very cold, because it was at the end of May…very wet, very windy conditions and the tent was very, very cold. Extremely cold.”

Eventually more hospitable barracks were built, but there were other problems. With workers from Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia, Poland and Holland, the Aussie diet was always going to cause a stir, and Ralph remembers the Italians, who made up the bulk of the camp, going on strike because they couldn’t get pasta.”

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The Hatherleigh Golf Course is a nine-hole par 27 course. Situated in natural bushland the course is well sheltered making it a relaxing destination, whilst providing challenging golf for all standards and ages.

The course can be hired by clubs and groups and is well suited to night golf too. Green fees are payable at the entrance by the honesty system. Length of the course is 1145 metres and dress code is casual.

The Hatherleigh Golf Course is an integral part of a wider sporting complex which comprises a football oval, netball / tennis courts, barbecue facilities, toilets and licensed clubrooms.


Corway Grove is situated between Millicent and [[Kingston?]] at Hatherleigh on Highway One. Take a break, come and enjoy our peaceful haven - relax or wander through our native garden and natural bushland with a small bushwalk available. A variety of birds including wrens, finches, fantails, wattle birds, kookaburras and owls. Our native bush attracts kangaroos, echidnas come for water in our ponds and peacocks wander around the gardens. There are ducks, hens and animals to feed and pets are allowed by arrangement.

The unit has its own courtyard and barbecue and is attached to the main house. There are two bedrooms, lounge, heating and airconditioning, dining and kitchen facilities, modern bathroom, toilet and laundry. All linen and light breakfast provided.

They are a short distance to shops, museums, sports grounds and golf course. The Coonawarra wineries, Mount Gambier, Millicent, Lake McIntyre walking trails, national parks and beaches are close by.

$110.00 - $110.00 PER NIGHT

Room and Light Breakfast

Location: 2 Wylie Road Hatherleigh South Australia 5280

Postal Address: PO Box 959 Millicent South Australia 5280

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