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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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Shear Outback

Cnr Sturt and Cobb Hwy Hay NSW 2711

From Open 7 days per week

The Australian Shearers Hall of FameVisitors can experience the living and working conditions of the hardworking men and women who shaped the industry and learn about our shearing history and future technologies in the museum.You can explore the roundup maze and homestead garden before heading to the historic Murray Downs Shed; meet the Shearer and…

Murrumbidgee River & Sandy Point

The Murrumbidgee River is affectionally known as the “Bidgee” by locals. The river is the lifeblood of the district, providing life-giving irrigation water for local agriculture and hours of fun for visitors and locals alike.The beautiful white sandy beaches of the Murrumbidgee River are a favourite spot. A haven for water lovers, Sandy Point boasts…

The Long Paddock

Cobb Highway, Hay, NSW

Visit the Long Paddock – Cobb Highway Touring route and explore NSW from the banks of the Murray River to the iconic outback towns of Broken Hill, Bourke and White Cliffs.Only 2 hours from Melbourne, this easy self-drive touring route offers adventures for all ages and budgets, from fishing and camping to museums and galleries…