The Long Paddock offers a wealth of history – from pastoral and social heritage through to natural history. If history is ‘your thing’, you’ll find a museum and heritage walk in almost every town! Make sure you pick up a copy of The Long Paddock Audio CD – this will provide you with a great overview of significant historical sites and the folklore of The Long Paddock.
- Visit the Echuca Wharf and take a ride (and lunch!) on a paddle steamer
- Wander through ‘Old Moama’, down Chanter Street then head north to Mathoura to view the display at the Visitor Information Centre
- Visit the Peppin Heritage Centre, and then head to the Edward River to take the Long Paddock walk
- Take the town heritage walk then visit the Pioneer Steam Museum
- Visit the Peppin Ram Memorial at Wanganella, while you are there read about the history of the Cobb & Co
- View the Headless Horseman Sculpture at the Black Swamp and stop at the historic Booroorban Pub
- Start your tour of Hay’s five museums with a visit to Shear Outback; The Australian Shearer’s Hall of Fame
- Follow this with a visit to Bishop’s Lodge Historic House
- Finish your afternoon by exploring the town via the Heritage Walk
- Visit The Hay Gaol then experience the Hay Internment & Prisoner of War Camps Interpretive Centre, housed at Hay’s historic railway station
- Learn more about Hay’s war time contribution at the Hay War Memorial High School Museum in Pine Street
- Head north to the One Tree Hotel – a former Cobb & Co Changing Station and view the giant Theodolite – a memorial to explorer and surveyor John Oxley at Booligal
- Take the Ivanhoe town heritage walk and stop and see The Long Paddock mural – ‘The Pioneers’, which provides a great visual depiction of the history of Ivanhoe
- Make your way to the Athenaeum Library (1883) now the town’s Pioneer Museum while visiting the beautiful sandstone buildings in Wilcannia Love your history and want to keep going? Check out the amazing historical opal field at White Cliffs and the beautifully restored colonial buildings at Milparinka. Head onto Bourke to check out the ‘Back of Bourke’ Exhibition Centre.