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Hay Gaol Museum

Church St Hay NSW 2711

Built in 1878 and a community museum since 1976 the Hay Gaol has stood sentinel over the town as it transformed from Gaol to maternity hospital to institute for girls and now a museum. The museum houses an intriguing collection of artefacts from antique windmills to Australia’s oldest known bark canoe.

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Open 7 days per week from 9am - 5pm

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Murrumbidgee River & Sandy Point

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Carrathool

Carrathool

Carrathool is a village 64km east between Hay and Darlington Point and 5km north of the Sturt Highway. With a population of about 250 people, the town hub is the local Hotel. Every year in February they host the well know Carrathool races, it is home for farm stay Corynnia and accommodates camping on the…