Sculptures of the Long Paddock (ARTback and Tribute to Timber)
“To stop and view the Headless Horseman sculpture at sunset is one of the truly great tourism experiences not only in NSW but I would say all of Australia” Peta Belle, Melbourne, Victoria.
The Long Paddock boasts 11 large scale sculptures that tell the stories, tales and history of the region. The sculptures are fast becoming an iconic stop on the Australian Tourism Bucket List. The sculptures are not only a great photo opportunity, they reflect the heart and soul of these small rural communities. The sculptures are a beautiful reflection of the impact this region has had on the wealth and success of the nation.
In Moama (near the Kerrebee Sound Shell off the Cobb Highway) you will find The Barges by Geoff Hocking (2012).
In Mathoura (at the Visitor Information Centre ) you will find The Drover and Horse by Corey Thomas (2009) and The Timber Cutters by Geoff Hocking (2011)
In Deniliquin (next door to the Deniliquin Visitor Information Centre) you will find Shod by Jonathan Leahy. As you head north (at the Davidson Street Rest Area) you will find Cut also by Jonathan Leahy.
At Pretty Pine (at the front of the Pretty Pine Hotel) you will find Smoko by Geoff Hocking.
Just up the road between Wanganella and Boorooban you will discover The Headless Horseman by Geoff Hocking.
In Hay the area known as Bushy Bend (on the northern eastern side of the Murrumbidgee River) you will find Langs Crossing, Cobb’s Wheels and Murrumbidgee Landscapes all by John Wheeler.
At Ivanhoe you will find The Pioneers by Wayne Strickland.
The Long Paddock Interpretive panels
The interpretive panels are located at significant sites along the Cobb Highway. They are a wonderful mixture of truths, tales and images! To really experience the drovers’ dream stop at each panel and become part of The Long Paddock. Watch for The Long Paddock Visitor Site signs telling you when the next sign is coming up.