The shearer is a legendary character of Outback NSW. Go behind the myth and meet the real men and women who shaped this vital industry, at Shear Outback in Hay. Hear the click of the shears, learn…
The shearer is a legendary character of Outback NSW. Go behind the myth and meet the real men and women who shaped this vital industry, at Shear Outback in Hay. Hear the click of the shears, learn the lingo of the trade, meet the sheepdogs and watch a live demonstration at the Murray Downs Woolshed. Live demonstrations are daily at 10:30am and 1pm.
Shearers will be on hand to talk about the machinery and equipment, types of sheep, wool classing and microns for measuring wool quality. You can even test your own skills and see if you would be able to beat the famed Jackie Howe, the 19th-century Queenslander who was Australia’s fastest ever hand shearer.
Also on site is the Australian Shearers’ Hall of Fame, beautiful homestead gardens, a maze and a café where you can stop in for a traditional ‘smoko’ (morning or afternoon tea).
Pure joy as you wake to the sunrise. Awe as you make it to the snowy peak. A sense of adventure as you motor across red plains. The relief of rejuvenation as you wade into an alpine stream. Connection as you taste native, fragrant leaves. A sense of belonging as you return to your favourite holiday house. Freedom as you dash into the waves. Discover the endless feelings a visit to NSW can inspire.
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.