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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 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.

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Booligal

Just 45 mins north of Hay, the historic village of Booligal is located on the banks of the Lachlan River on the vast Hay Plains. Enjoy great country meals at the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel and explore the tiny village that includes a Long Paddock information panel that explores the history of the village including…

Historic Buildings

Hay is rich with history and heritage. Take a walk along the Heritage Trail during your visit and read the history of some of Hay’s wonderful historic buildings. Some buildings not to be missed that are not a part of the Heritage Walk are: Hay Railway StationHay War Memorial High SchoolHay War Memorial HallHay Gaol…

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Museum Experience

Explore Hay’s Museums The Historic Hay tour introduces four of these museums. Hay residents share personal stories about the town, sheep shearers talk about their work, and history lovers talk about the hardships and joys of life in Hay over the decades. You will be informed, surprised and eager to discover more with the new…