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Hay War Memorial High School Museum

Hay War Memorial High School Museum, 216 Pine Street, Hay NSW 2711, Australia

The people of Hay built a school as the war memorial for Hay to commemorate those who served in World War I. The museum tells both the stories of Hay and district war service from the Boer War to the present and the history of the school. The school was opened on ANZAC Day in1923 and was once described as ‘the finest war memorial in the Empire.’ This museum within a school aims to connect young people of today to young people from their collective past.

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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.

Bidgee Riverside Walk

Murrumbidgee River Road, Hay, NSW, Australia

Bidgee Riverside Trail is a formed walking track that hugs the curves of the Murrumbidgee River invites visitors to wander through the Bushy Bend reserve to Sandy Point beach. The walking track features large public sculptures by artists John Wood and John Woodward. Hire a bike from the Visitor Information Centre to explore by bike.

Sandy Point Beach

Water Street, Hay, NSW, Australia

The beautiful white sandy beaches of the Murrumbidgee River are a favourite spot for visitors and local’s alike. A haven for water lovers, Sandy Point boasts a lawned area, full amenities and some of the best fishing sites on the ‘Bidgee. Under the shade of the majestic old river red gums, visitors can enjoy a…