Lockhart, The Rock + Surrounds

farm art sculpture, Lockhart


The natural landmark of The Rock sits like a ‘Lion on the Plains’ above the village and offers walking and cycling trails for all ages and abilities and picnic areas to take in the beauty of the landscape.

Discover local history on The Rock Heritage Trail, or for the more adventurous take a stroll on the new walking track from the town to The Rock Hill Nature Reserve and experience the views of old bushranger country from the lookout at the top.


Lockhart is set between the mountains and the outback, the wineries and the rivers 40 minutes from Wagga Wagga.

Classified by the National Trust, Lockhart exhibits a fine example of typical turn of the century architecture. Walk wide shady verandahs and discover the life and times of Lockhart and district as depicted in over 400 images etched in the pavers of the ‘The Verandah Town’.

The unique Doris Golder Gallery within Green’s Gunyah Museum contains over 30 portraits created by renowned local artist Doris Golder whose rural paintbox is one of Lockhart Shire’s most historical and important resources - wool. Washed, combed and undyed, Doris has been using naturally coloured wool to create an amazing array of landscapes and portraits since the early 1980s.

Leave the car behind and follow the amazing farm art sculpture trail to discover sculptures created from recycled farm materials reflecting the natural elements of the land and celebrate the resilience of farmers.

If you’re keen for a longer walk, Lockhart is surrounded by impressive natural attractions with well maintained walking trails include Galore Hill Nature Reserve, The Rock Nature Reserve, Tootool Wetlands, Pleasant Hills Esplanade and the Bird Trails of the Riverina and South West Slopes.

If you return to Wagga via the Sturt Highway, drive to the top of Galore Hill for impressive 360-degree views and a glimpse of Morgan’s Caves.

Explore Lockhart Shire

  • Lockhart Sculpture & Heritage Trail
  • Greens Gunyah Museum
  • The Rock Heritage Trail