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Hay Skate Park

Brunker Street, Hay, NSW, Australia

The Skate Park is located on the corner of Lachlan and Brunker Street and has a number of ramps and a grassed area.

Regional Park Track

Located on the South of the Murrumbidgee River the Regional Park is accessed via Lang St. It is a dry weather road only with bush tracks throughout. The Regional Park Reserve is a great spot for bird watching or catching up with local wildlife.

Apex Park

Apex Park, Hay NSW

The Apex park a small shady park with play equipment for smaller children, located next to the Hay Gaol Museum with access to public bathroomsChurch St

Lions Park

Located at the end of Lachlan street near the bridge, the Lions Park has a large park area with Jungle Jim, public toilets and free BBQ with access to the river via Bushy Bend.

Birdwatching

The ‘Hay Shire is located on the Riverine Plain in south-western New South Wales and includes portions of the floodplains of the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers. Contrary to popular belief the ‘Hay Plain’ supports a diverse range of vegetation communities and these communities contain numerous bird species. Birds of the Saltbush & Cottonbush ShrublandsThis community…

Sport

A town that prides itself on the best sporting facilities. If you are looking to play a little sport during your visit to Hay you will find all the information you require right here.  Tennis – Lachlan Street Hay has ample access to synthetic courts. Hire is hourly with access either day or night. To…

Regional Park

Lang Street, Hay South, NSW, Australia

Located in South Hay, entry via Lang St Hay. A great place to take a walk through nature and admire the mighty Murrumbidgee River. Enjoy wildlife, peace and tranquillity at this lovely little Regional Park. Camping is not allowed however you can spend the day there. 

Bike Trails

Download the bike map and follow the guide to explore our many bike tracks and trails. 

Fishing

Hay has many great spots along both the Murrumbidgee and Lachlan rivers for fishing. The Rivers are a haven for many varieties of fish and yabbying is also a fun activity that is popular with both visitors and locals.Bait is readily available in Hay, and fishing licenses can be obtained at the Services NSW office…

Hay Park

Morgan Street, Hay, NSW, Australia

The Hay Park has a variety of attractions, including-Four playing fields-Duck Pond and play equipment accessed from Pine Street-Entry vis Morgan St or Moppett St.-Free BBQ and play equipment, large lawn area, and shady Morten Bay figs accessed from Moppett street-Rose Garden near the Park Ovals-Exercise equipment near the Netball Courts

Pocock Park

Russell and Cobb Highway Hay NSW 2711

When you are travelling with your children and the family pooch the Pocock Park in South Hay is a one-stop for you.Hay’s newest park for the entire family. With a fenced area for your four-legged family member and new play equipment with a free BBQ undercover, what more could you need.Just a walk for all…

Water Sports

A beautiful wide stretch of the Murrumbidgee runs straight through the town. Perfect access for water sports. The still water is wonderful for Paddleboards and kayaks, with plenty of space for water skiing, kneeboarding or towing the family in a tube behind the boat. Boat ramps are located at Sandy Point Beach, Murrumbidgee Vally Regional Reserve and…

Historic Walk

Hay consists of many heritage buildings, mainly located in the CBD area, and many art features, a lot of which are located in the river bend and along Lachlan St. Here is a map showing the locations and further details on each item. A hard copy version of the map can be sought from the…

Bidgee Riverside Trail

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.

Bike Riding

407 Moppett St, Hay NSW 2711

From Visitor Centre: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat 9am to 12pm

Cycling is a great way to get around Hay and have a look at our many attractions. Our cycleway paths are always improving and provide a great track to ride on. Please find here our Bike Map to help guide you. The Hay Outback Info Centre has available for free hire, four adult pushbikes and 2 children’s…

Boys on Lachlan

101 Lachlan Street, Hay NSW

From Thursday and Friday from 5.30pm. Saturday and Sunday from 12noon.

Boys on Lachlan is the perfect spot to pop in grab some great bites with country hospitality. Serving Pizza, old fashioned fish and chips (wrapped in paper – YUMMO) and an assortment of burgers. Dine in or takeaway.

John Houston Memorial Swimming Pool & Splash Park

Church and Lachlan st Hay NSW 2711

Officially opened in 1967 the John Houston Memorial pool is Olympic size with pools for all age groups. One of the very few FREE entry pools it’s the perfect place to stop and cool of in the heat of the summer.With a well-maintained lawn area and plenty of shade, the Hay pool is a must…

Two Billy Buttons

131 Lachlan Street, Hay NSW 2711

From Monday, Thursday and Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday CLOSED Saturday 9:00am - 12noon Sunday 8:30am - 2:30pm

Two Billy Buttons is a family-owned business that started with a love for buying and giving nice gifts and children’s toys. Our shopfront in our home town is now opened and with this comes exciting new offerings. We have an ever-changing range of handpicked products tried and tested by our family for yours. Products range from homewares,…

Hay Services Club – Restaurant

Murray St

The Hay Services Club Restaurant is a perfect mixture of Chinese, Malaysian and Cantonese cuisine. Chef Nelson has over 30years of experience in the industry taking on the executive chef at age 36. Chef Nelson will be bringing his perfect collection and fine menu to life Tuesday to Sunday lunch and dinner every week at…

Jen’s Healthy Junk

Lachlan Street Hay NSW

From 9.30am - 2.30pm Thursday to Monday CLOSED Tuesday & Wednesday

Super convenient one stop static food van. Jen serves everything from wraps to fish and chips. Homemade slices and hot pies. Call in and have a chat. Sit in the sun on get a takeaway on the run.

Biggest Morning Tea

Witcombe Place in Lachlan St. Outside the Council Office.

23/05/2024 10:00 am - 23/05/2024 12:00 pm

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a chance for Australians to get together and raise money for a great cause. The funds raised on the day help run Cancer Council’s vital support services, lifesaving cancer research projects and educational prevention programs. Each year the Hay Shire Council hosts the Biggest Morning Tea, and this May is no…

Hay Merino Sheep Show

15/06/2024 8:00 am - 15/06/2024 5:00 pm

Come along to the Annual Hay Merino Sheep Show. You will witness the most magnificent stud sheep and be able to touch some fine merino wool. Enjoy the Junior Judging and watch as the demonstrators show how sheep were shawn with hand clippers. With a free gate entry, thanks to Bendigo Bank you can take…

Booligal Sheep races

Booligal Oval.

05/10/2024 11:00 am - 05/10/2024 5:00 pm

The Booligal Sheep Races are a truly unique outback event that has been running for over 20 years. The day features heats of 5 sheep all vying to take out the Booligal Cup. Visitors can hire a sheep on the day to race for just $50. There is plenty of space to settle in for…

Festival of the Blades

05/10/2024 11:00 am - 05/10/2024 11:00 pm

The Australian Shearers’ Hall of Fame located in the western NSW town of Hay is pleased to announce that five more notable shearing legends from around the country will be inducted into the Australian Shearers Hall of Fame at the Festival of the Blades on October Long Weekend Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th. In announcing…

Rainbow on the Plains 2024 – REFLECTION

14/11/2024 6:00 pm - 17/11/2024 4:00 pm

“The Rainbow on the Plains is a festival of fun, support, inclusion and celebration of LGBTQIA+ community, people from culturally diverse communities and anyone who loves to celebrate inclusion.” The Festival commences on Thursday 14th November, with the opening of the event Thursday night hosted by South Hay Hotel with entertainment from Shelita Buffet. The…

Hay Races

1 Dunera Way Hay NSW

23/11/2024 11:00 am - 23/11/2024 5:00 pm

And they’re off! The races are the biggest day on the Hay social calendar as the town swells with racegoers. The Fashions on the Field is the largest in country NSW and the Hay Gold Cup attracts horses from across the State. Racegoers can choose from a variety of hospitality packages from umbrella packages right…