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Hay Weir

Maude Road, Hay NSW 2711
The Hay Weir (Also known as Johnston Park) is located approximately 15 kilometres from Hay on the Maude Road. Facilities available include barbecue, picnic area, and toilets. The Hay Weir is also an extremely popular fishing spot, where fisherman have been known to catch Murray Cod up to 70 pounds in weight!
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Hay Sunset Viewing Area

Cobb Highway, Hay NSW 2711
The Hay Sunset Viewing Area is a must for the artist, photographer or those who have never seen a real sunset. Unhindered by tall buildings or smog, the traveller can delight in the magnificence of the sun going down. The full spectrum of colours is present as the sun sets over the plains. When the sun is set the visitor can linger a little longer to see a real night sky. Without the illumination of the big city, the sky is very black and the stars seem to hang so close because it is so clear. The sunset viewing area has been developed 16 kilometres north of Hay on the Cobb Highway to enable visitors to experience this wonderful phenomenon, rarely seen by the city dweller. It provides seating and a great backdrop for a picnic.
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DUNERA MUSEUM - Hay Internment and Prisoner of War Camps Interpretive Centre

PO Box 88, Hay NSW 2711, Hay NSW 2711
Dunera Museum - The Hay Internment and Prisoner of War (POW) Camps Interpretive Centre was established in 1999 in air-conditioned carriages at the Hay Railway Station, circa 1882. The station is heritage listed. The station was the marshalling yard for 6,600 German, Austrian, Australian, Italian and Japanese civilian internees and Italian and Japanese POWs. They were housed in three camps of 1,000 inmates each between 1940 and 1946. They were guarded by 600 members of the 16th Australian Garrison Battalion. The "Dunera Boys", 1,984 German Austrian, mostly Jewish, refugees, in Britain after escaping from Nazi occupied Europe, became the first internees of British WWII policy. They arrived on the 7 September 1940 at Hay Camps Seven and Eight. Their stories are told in the museum with collection exhibits, photographs, memorabilia and music. Civilian internment (concentration) and POW camps were built and operated by Australia and funded by the British government.
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Hay War Memorial High School Museum

Pine Street, Hay NSW 2711
The Hay War Memorial High School Museum commemorates both Hay and district war service and the life of the school itself in a unique war memorial which has served the Hay community since 1923. As a museum within a school it aims to connect young people today to young people from the past. The Hay War Memorial High School was opened in 1923 as the town's war memorial. It was built to honour those volunteers who lost their lives on active service during Word War I. Of the 641 men who served in World War I, 103 did not return. This impacted greatly on the Hay and district community, who had one of the largest enlistment rates for a small town in Australia The museum's collection preserves the medals, photographs, uniforms, letters and diaries of local servicemen.
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Hay Nature Walk

Lachlan Street, Hay NSW 2711
The Hay Nature Walk runs along the northern side of the Murrumbidgee River. Picnic areas are located along the walking track to allow people to sit and enjoy the tranquillity of the river, to have a picnic, or to simply take a rest. Passing through areas of native bushland allows you the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the area. For a map please call at the Hay Visitor Information Centre in Moppett Street.
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Witcombe Fountain

Corner of Lachlan and Moppett Streets, Hay NSW 2711
The Witcombe Fountain was a gift to the people of Hay from Mayor John Witcombe in 1883. Mayor Witcombe served five terms in office and was a member of the family responsible for building many of Hay's older buildings. The cast iron fountain was made in Glasgow; four pewter mugs originally hung on chains around the fountain and were filled by water from the tap before drinking bubblers were installed. The once white lace-worked fountain stands proudly in the main street of Hay, a reminder of days gone by. The fountain has been restored to its original darker colour and other minor restoration work has been completed.
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Shear Outback the Australian Shearers Hall of Fame

Corner Sturt & Cobb Highways, Hay NSW 2711
Shearers enjoy legendary status in Australia, and links to Australia's vibrant and colourful shearing culture are prevalent in our contemporary life. Shear Outback is an innovative and exciting interpretative centre devoted to those colourful characters of the bush. Located at the junction of the nation's crossroads between Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, the Shear Outback exhibition comprises of a multi-million dollar interpretative centre, magnificent Murray Downs woolshed, cafe, gift shop and an ever changing spectacle of special events and exhibitions. Shearing demonstrations are held daily, except February - Wednesday to Sunday only. Festival of the Blades being held Easter - 4 and 5 April 2015. Includes working dog competition.
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Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden

351 Moama Street, Hay NSW 2711
Bishop's Lodge is an 1888 iron house designed by architect John Sulman and Sydney Linton, the Bishop of the Riverina to combat the region's extreme climate. The building is surrounded by an historic garden, featuring a remarkable collection of heritage roses, many of which are unique to the garden. Take a tour of the house and garden, talk to an enthusiast, buy a potted rose or browse through the souvenirs, but above all, enjoy the tranquillity of this 19th century treasure.