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Hay is on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, and is the crossroad to everywhere, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and the Outback. With the vastness of the Hay Plains, beautiful sunsets and an night sky filled with stars, Hay has also given rise to some of the best in bush poetry by the famed Banjo Paterson.

There are museums, historic buildings, legendary sheep stations, relaxing river reserves, wetlands and native wildlife. Take some time to visit the Hay Gaol Museum, the Shear Outback, the Dunera Prisoner of War Internment Camp Interpretive Centre, the Hay War Memorial High School Museum, as well as a picnic on the river reserves, a cruise along the Murrumbidgee and maybe a spot of fishing.

Check out our listing of Hay accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Hay Visitor Information Centre
407 Moppett Street (PO Box 309)
HAY NSW 2711
Ph: 02 6993 4045
Fax: 02 6993 2069
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Hay Attractions

Bishop’s Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden
• Cnr Roset St and Sturt Hwy, HAY NSW • Ph: 02 6993 1727 • Fax: 02 6993 4050 • Email
• Bishop’s Lodge is an 1888 iron house that was designed by architect John Sulman and the Bishop of the Riverina to combat the region’s extreme climate. The building is surrounded by a historic garden containing a collection of heritage roses, some of which are unique to this garden.
Hay Prisoner of War and Internment Camp Interpretive Centre
• Hay Railway Station, Murray St, HAY NSW • Ph: 02 6993 4045
• Housed in two railway carriages, the museum exhibits reveals the story of the camps in Hay, where the ‘Dunera Boys’, and Japanese and Italian prisoners of war were held during World War II.

In the early days of World War II, Australia saw the arrival of a group of refugees that included persecuted Jews who had fled the Nazis. The boat they arrived in was called the ‘Dunera’. On arrival, the refugees were re-classified as ‘enemy aliens’ and kept in internment camp, first in Hay, then at Tatura. In 1942, the Australian government realised it had made a mistake and released the internees.
Hay Gaol Museum
• 355 Church St, HAY NSW • Ph: 03 6993 4045
• The original gaol was a police lock-up on the site of the present Hay Post Office back in 1870. With the large increase in prison numbers, a new gaol was built in 1879. The Hay Gaol Museum has an interesting history. Officially opened in 1880 it was declared to be a ‘Public Gaol, Prison and House of Correction’ and housed prisoners until 1915. In 1919 the premises operated as an emergency hospital for several months during an epidemic of Spanish influenza, than a maternity hospital until 1928. It returned to operate as a prison in 1930, then in 1940 with the influx of POWs and internees, the gaol was used as a temporary hospital by the military and then later to confine the Italian and Japanese POWs. After the last POW prisoners were repatriated in 1947, it was left largely abandoned. From 1961 to 1974 it was a maximum security institution for girls. Today the Hay Gaol operates as a museum and cultural centre.
Shear Outback
• HAY NSW 2711 • Ph: 02 6993 4000 • Fax: 02 6993 4915 • Email
• Catch all the action, passion and legends of Australia’s colourful shearers at Shear Outback. The facility is a multi-faceted award winning tourist and educational attraction that include The Australian Shearers’ Hall of Fame, the Shear Outback Exhibition, the historic Murray Downs Woolshed, a Special Exhibition Gallery and more.
• There are many great spots along the river for fishing, with the best times of year to fish being the Autumn months. The Murrumbidgee River is a haven for many varieties of fish including Murray Cod, Brim, Yellow Belly (Perch), Redfin, Catfish and Carp. Crayfish can also be caught in season, although there are strict bag and size limits. The Hay Weir is a popular fishing spot, along with several other reserves. Contact the information centre for a full list of fishing spots.
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Hay Events

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Bishop’s Lodge Spring Market
• Cnr Roset St and Sturt Hwy, HAY NSW • Ph: 02 6993 1727 • Fax: 02 6993 4050 • Email
• 3rd Sunday in October.
• Stroll through a vast array of stalls selling distinctive handmade items including quality clothing and homeware, as well as the Lodge’s unique roses. There is also entertainment and food, making this an enjoyable spring market event.

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Hay Distance

Distance to Hay
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Hay:
Balranald 133
Deniliquin 124
Echuca, VIC 200
Griffith 153
Ivanhoe 209
Jerilderie 214
Moama 175
Narrandera 175
Sydney 720
Wagga Wagga 269
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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