Places to Visit

Things to do and see

You’ll be surprised with the wide variety of things to see and do in Hay Shire. Whether you are interested in scenic beauty, watching the stars or exploring the history and heritage unique to the region, Hay Shire has something for everyone.

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Heritage Rose Garden
The Bishop’s Lodge garden is one of the most beautiful in the Riverina. Tended by a dedicated group of volunteers, the garden combines historic trees, wide lawns, native plantings, and a...
Booligal
Made famous by Banjo Paterson's poem "Hay and Hell and Booligal", the village of Booligal is a small cluster of houses on the tree-lined Lachlan River. It is surrounded by open expanses...
Cobb & Co
Hay has strong associations with the famous Cobb & Co coach company. The firm of Cobb & Co was started in Victoria by a partnership of four Americans, at the head of which was...
Court House
This is the fourth Courthouse building in Hay. All of them have been on different sites. The first courthouse was built in 1860 and was on the site of the present post office. The second...
Hay Railway Station
The Railway Station is built of bonded brick with a corrugated iron roof featuring cast iron ridge decoration. The central section of the building is two stories. The verandah columns on the...
Maude
The lovely village of Maude offers a hotel, famous for its hospitality, a Caravan Park and general store.
One Tree Hotel
Take yourself back in time to the old Cobb & Co staging post of the One Tree Hotel made famous by Banjo Patterson's immortal poem, 'Hay and Hell and Booligal'.
Annual Market
For a great day out, visit the Bishop’s Lodge Annual Market which is one of the Riverina’s finest markets. Stroll through a vast array of stalls selling distinctive handmade items such as...
Heritage & Arts Trails
Hay has a number of heritage buildings in the main street and artworks, particularly around the river bend - enjoy viewing these by following the trails.
Witcombe Fountain
This beautiful and elaborate cast iron fountain was the gift of the then Mayor of Hay, Alderman John Witcombe, to the people of Hay. It was erected in 1883.