Things to See and Do

Near Hay, New South Wales, Australia

Hay is largely a flat, almost treeless saltbush plain offering a magnificent 180 degree skyline which at night becomes a canopy of stars as far as the eye can see. Hay and its surrounding villages, of Booligal (made famous by Banjo Patterson, in "Hay and Hell and Booligal"), Maude and One Tree, offers a unique aspect to Outback NSW. Travellers will arrive at Hay via the Sturt, Mid-Western or Cobb…

Hay is largely a flat, almost treeless saltbush plain offering a magnificent 180 degree skyline which at night becomes a canopy of stars as far as the eye can see. Hay and its surrounding villages, of Booligal (made famous by Banjo Patterson, in "Hay and Hell and Booligal"), Maude and One Tree, offers a unique aspect to Outback NSW. Travellers will arrive at Hay via the Sturt, Mid-Western or Cobb Highways which intersect all at Hay. A friendly rural community, Hay is situated on the picturesque Murrumbidgee River, about halfway between Sydney and Adelaide and just over 400 kilometres from Melbourne. Hay has a surprising amount of attractions worth a visit including wonderful museums, beautiful parks and gardens, and excellent recreational and sporting facilities. It has much to offers it's visitors with Exciting Heritage and a positive Country Lifestyle.

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Local Highlights

Shear Outback
Hear the colourful yarns of life in and around the woolsheds. Shear Outback is a new and exciting Interpretive Centre devoted to the culture, stories, passion and language of Australian shearing, - past, present and future. It’s an interactive experience with activities, education and entertainment for all ages.

Hay's 5 Museums
Hay’s museums can introduce you to some of the really remarkable people who have contributed to our community. See Gallipoli through the camera lens of a Hay soldier. Glimpse the fairies that children imagined lived at the bottom of the Bishop’s Lodge garden. Track Italian POW Colonel Simone’s escape from the Hay Gaol. Marvel at the contribution shearers have made to Australian culture. Striking images, intriguing exhibits, evocative sound, and playful interactivity bring Hay’s heritage to life.

The Long Paddock - Drive the drover's dream
Visit the Long Paddock - Cobb Highway Touring route and explore NSW from the banks of the Murray River to the iconic outback towns of Broken Hill, Bourke and White Cliffs

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