Lockhart, NSW

Lockhart is on Sturt Highway (A20)



Lockhart Attractions

Greens Gunyah Museum

This museum has an extensive range of historical artefacts, photography and machinery on display. There is also a display depicting the historic Stations in the area and information on the 1888 Shearers Strike, which led to the formation of the Australian Labour Party. It is also home to the ‘Wool Art’ collection, which includes portraits of notable Australians, as well as local landscapes and animals. They are all made using the natural coloured wool from different breeds of sheep with no dyes used. Open Wednesday - Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Turn south off the Sturt Highway, 6 kilometres west of the Galore General Store and 34 kilometres east of the turnoff to Narrandera, onto Lockhart Road (signposted to Lockhart). Travel 27 kilometres and the museum is 850 metres south of Spanish Avenue and immediately after crossing Brookong Creek, on the left.

Historic Etched Pavers

As you pass under the shady verandahs and well preserved shop fronts, stop and take in the town’s impressive collection of etched paver's which depict the early life and times of families in the district. There are more than 400 images featuring on the footpaths on both sides of Green Street.

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Pastoral Shadows of Brookong

Stroll along the easy grade, circular walk that takes you on a pictorial trail of Lockhart's history, creating a story through the use of rusted iron, scraps of metal, and other natural materials. The impressive sculptures and silhouettes are a 'must see'. They have been built over a number of years and as you stroll through the sculptures you will discover settlers, stockmen, drovers, and the ever popular 'Swaggy' amidst the sheep, kangaroos, farm dogs, and Brolga's. Make sure you take your camera.

Turn south off the Sturt Highway, 6 kilometres west of the Galore General Store and 34 kilometres east of the turnoff to Narrandera, onto Lockhart Road (signposted to Lockhart). Travel 27 kilometres to the township of Lockhart, then continue straight ahead passed the clock in the centre of the road, onto Green Street. Travel 1 kilometre and the Pastoral Shadows of Brookong is on the corner of East Street, immediately passed the Lockhart Motel. Parking is available adjacent to the motel.

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This page last reviewed on 5 Dec 2016