Hay Region

Hay, One Tree, Booligal, Maude & Oxley

Situated on the picturesque Murrumbidgee River and surrounded by the vast, open grasslands of the One Tree Plains, Hay’s history is rich with characters and tales of boom and bust – of isolation and innovation

Hay Region at a glance

Towns and Villages: Hay, One Tree, Booligal, Maude & Oxley
Main Industries: Horticulture, Sheep, Cattle, Cereal Crops, Rice and Tourism
: The Murrumbidgee
National Parks: Yanga, Booligal Station, Oolambeyan and Kalyarr

Did you know? Banjo Patterson wrote the famous “Hay, Hell and Booligal” after visiting the region. It is said that the Hay Plains are the flattest place in the southern hemisphere.


January – Australia Day Celebrations
– Annual Fishing Competition Carrathool Races
– Hay Sheep Show September – Hay Show
– Hay Rodeo Booligal Sheep Races Bishop’s Lodge Spring Market
– Hay Races

Must See And Dos

  • Sunset on the vast Hay plain. And on a clear night, this is the perfect place to star-gaze.
  • Visit Shear Outback for tall tales and true about the Australian shearing industry.
  • Discover grand Bishop’s Lodge historic house and garden.
  • Learn about the chequered history of the Hay Gaol, built in 1878.
  • Explore The Long Paddock Sculptural Trail at Bushy Bend.
  • A visit to the memorial for Refugees and POWs. Learn more about the subject at the Dunera Museum at Hay Railway Station – Hay Internment & POW Camps Interpretive Centre at the old railway station..

Visitor Information Centre

Hay Visitor Information Centre

407 Moppett Street, Hay NSW 2711

Freecall: 02 6993 4045
Website: www.visithay.com.au