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Set on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, the welcoming town of Hay is surrounded by the iconic Hay Plains. It’s a place to discover striking Outback sunsets, intriguing museums, winding cycleways and a rich agricultural heritage. Hay is at the centre of the Long Paddock driving route, making it a perfect stop on your journey from The Murray, through the Riverina and into the centre of NSW.

Some of our MUST SEE AND DO in Hay...

  • Visit Shear Outback (Shearers Hall of Fame)
  • Watch the sunset from the Sunset Viewing Area (just 16 kms north on the Cobb Highway
  • Visit Bishop’s Lodge Historic House and Rose Garden (just next door)
  • The historic Railway Station with its beautiful architecture and surrounding grounds
  • Hay Water Tower Art commemorating the servicemen and women of Hay
  • Wander along the Bidgee Riverside Trail
  • Visit Sandy Point if you are looking to go for a swim, put in a boat, or throw in a fishing line.

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The endless flat landscapes of the Hay Plains make for unique and beautiful 360-degree sunsets all year round. Head to the Sunset Viewing Area, 16km north of Hay on the Cobb Highway, for uninterrupted views and a kaleidoscope of colours as the sun goes down. Don’t forget your camera.


In addition to the natural beauty and extraordinary heritage, there are many special events held throughout the year. Don’t miss the thrilling Hay Rodeo in March, the Hay Merino Sheep Show in June and the Booligal Sheep Races in Booligal, north of Hay, in April. Held in November, the annual Hay Races are the biggest country race meeting in NSW with a six race program, Fashions on the Field and plenty of fun.

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