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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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Mungo National Park

Visit the spectacular landscape that is home to the Mungo Lady and Mungo Man. The final resting place for these human cremations some 42,000 years old.You can do a self-guided drive tour through Mungo that takes you past the “Walls of China”, which run along the eastern shoreline of the largest lake. Or you can…

One Tree

Located between Hay and Booligal on Cobb Highway is the famous and historic One Tree Hotel. The hotel was built in 1862 by Alexander Finch. Originally known as Finch Inn, it was renamed the One Tree Hotel later when purchased by William Clark. It was named because of a lone large gum tree growing on…

Bishop’s Lodge Historic House

Roset St Hay NSW 2711

From Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm. Saturday 9.00am to 12pm

Bishop’s Lodge is an extraordinary 1888 iron house, designed by architect John Sulman with the first Anglican Bishop of Riverina, Sydney Linton. Their aim was to create a comfortable home to withstand Hay’s summer heat and difficult soils. Even today the technology evident in this design is significant. The Bishop’s Lodge is surrounded by a…