Road tripping: Verandahs + Vistas
Wagga > Uranquinty > The Rock > Tootool > Lockhart > Galore Hill > Wagga
Round-trip: Approximately 155 kilometres
8am to 9am
Uranquinty’s Wirraway Park sculptures and information commemorate the former RAAF base and migrant camp in the village’s history. Fuel up at Quinty Bakehouse, so you’ll have plenty of energy and supplies to take to your next stop.
9.15am to 1pm
Travelling towards The Rock, you will be left in no doubt why it’s called the ‘Lion of the Plains’. Park in town and take the Heritage Trail leading you past Federation shopfronts and around the town… You can even continue your walk all the way to The Rock Hill Nature Reserve. Head to the top if you’re feeling active!
1.30pm to 2pm
On the way to Lockhart, pull in to the Tootool Rest Area and a little further on check out the Tootool Wetlands.
2.30pm to 4pm
Once in Lockhart, seek out the Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery, housed in Greens Gunyah Museum. It showcases incredible portraits created using 100% natural wool. Then follow the Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage Trail, taking you on a pleasant walk past farm art sculptures created using rusted iron, scraps of metal, and other natural materials.
Travel back to Wagga via Galore Hill Nature Reserve and the summit of Galore Hill, hideout of the infamous bushranger Mad Dog Morgan. The lookout tower provides stunning views across the ever-changing landscape.
First published: 28 Sep 2017.
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