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Hay Museums

Story telling is a way of life in the bush. We are closely connected to our history and proud of our past. From tales of the Shearing industry at the iconic Shear Outback – Australian Shearers Hall of Fame to the moving stories of Prisoners of War at Dunera Museum, our museums are a must-do…

Hay War Memorial High School Museum

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

The finest war memorial in the Empire’ 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…

Hay Water Tower Art

Cnr Pine and Brunker St Hay NSW 2711

The Hay Water Tower art was envisaged as a lasting tribute to the many servicemen and women that left their small Riverina town on Hay Plains when the call to arms was made in World War II, and headed overseas combat to protect their loved ones and county.Five veterans were selected to represent a broad…

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…

Maude

Located just 52 kilometres west of Hay, Maude is another beautiful place to set up camp or cast a lineExpect to find yellow belly, redfin and Murray cod as well as plenty of native wildlife along the banks of the Bidgee.Tired of feeding the fish? Enjoy some country hospitality at the Post Office Hotel or…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Shear Outback

Cnr Sturt and Cobb Hwy Hay NSW 2711

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…