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 a clay pan near a shallow freshwater well, about half a mile away. The hotel was a thriving business in the days until the licence was allowed to lapse in 1942. One Tree was a staging post for the Cobb & Co Coach.
The building stands alone against the skyline, some 38kms from Hay as a reminder of the days of squatter's runs and stagecoaches.
Booroorban, New South Wales 2710
Booroorban is a village 55km South of Hay on the Cobb Highway. This little village has a passionate community, a great hotel and a farm stay not to miss.
Bidgee Riverside Trail Sculptures
Bidgee Riverside Trail, 95 Lachlan Street, Hay NSW 2711, Australia
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…