A visit to Lockhart Shire will charm and surprise you, with pretty towns, unusual attractions and stunning natural assets.

 

The award winning Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage trail takes you on a walk under historic verandahs, past amazing farm art sculpture and into the unique Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery in Greens Gunyah Museum. Offering weekend shopping and friendly service, Lockhart is a regular stopping point for passer-by’s and day trippers. The Spirit of the Land Festival, held on the second weekend in October, draws over 6000 visitors annually. Stop over at the pretty 3 star caravan park overlooking Brookong Lagoon, or take a drive to the Summit at Galore Hill where you can climb the Tower for impressive views over the surrounding landscape.  Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and black cockatoos are just some of the amazing wildlife regularly seen.

 

The Rock is a quaint railway town set on the Olympic Highway between Wagga and Albury where you can meander under the magnificent canopy of Kurrajong trees that line The Avenue, each one planted to represent a soldier from the area who fought in WWI. Take a stroll along the Heritage Trail that winds its way through the town centre, hike to the top of the majestic Rock Hill or get with the groove at The Rock or Bust Music Fest, a highlight on the 2015 festival calendar and a great opportunity for emerging bands and musicians.

 

Known as the ‘Vintage Village’, Yerong Creek is the oldest village in the Lockhart Shire. Settled in the 1870’s, a highlight of Yerong Creek is the Chinese Crossing in Noske’s Lane, a rare remaining example of functional stone work carried out by Chinese migrants which serves as a carriageway across the creek to this day. Nearby, the aptly named village of Pleasant Hills is a hidden treasure. Impressive old buildings reflect the strong Lutheran past, from the wattle and daub Church to the incredible workmanship of the Public Hall. The recently installed heritage plaques add to the historic ambiance of Pleasant Hills, as do the street signs which feature street names in both English and German. Pleasant Hills Hotel is unique in being the first community owned hotel in NSW.

 

Bushwalkers, cyclists and nature lovers have so many places to discover, and geocaching is the perfect way to explore Lockhart Shire throughout the year. All you need is a map, GPS and a sense of adventure to begin!


Visit the Lockhart Shire tourism website for more information or find the contact details for the Lockhart Visitor Information Centre here.