Shear Outback, Hay

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Catch all the action, passion and legends of Australia's colourful shearers at Shear Outback

Shearers enjoy legendary status in Australia, and links to Australia’s vibrant and colourful shearing culture are prevalent in Australian contemporary life and language. Shear Outback is an innovative and exciting interpretative centre devoted to these colourful characters of the bush, and follows the technology of ‘getting the wool’ off, - past, present, and future.

Located in Hay, New South Wales, the Shear Outback facility is a multi-faceted award-winning tourist and educational attraction comprising several complementary experiences. They include; The Australian Shearers’ Hall of Fame; the Shear Outback Exhibition; the historic Murray Downs Woolshed; a Special Exhibition Gallery; a Retail Shop; a Café; - and an ever-evolving year-round calendar of events and programs.
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108 reviews
  • July 30, 2017
    A must see attraction if interested in sheep. Shearing display is excellent. Staff are very helpful. Restaurant has basic meals and has good coffee.  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    What a great set up to get the whole picture of the wool industry. Great museum displays and fascinating insight into the huge old country shearing sheds. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Very pleasantly surprised by this museum. Very well presented display with several interactive things to keep children interested. Sheep shearing display was terrific with shearer providing lots of in...  more »
  • Wow, Wool shearing, how boring can that be? Well that's what i thought when i saw the handsome building. To my surprise I was transported to a part of Aussie life that I never thought of. The live shearing was done by a true blue Aussie larrikin. A must for the city slikers
  • Not many choices for lunch but a descent place to eat
  • Good place to visit
  • Informative. Interactive. Try the Pie.
  • Amazing range of products in the shop, Kathy is amazing at stocking great quality and priced goods

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