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Milbrulong water tower (Image Credit: Scott Nagy and Krimsone)

Explore Lockhart Shire this Spring

Lockhart Shire is back open for business and ready to welcome visitors once again.

Lose yourself in the natural beauty, from koalas and kangaroos to stunning sunsets and endless, star-studded nights. Explore charming heritage towns with their own distinctive characters, quaint shops, and the great outdoors.
Discover three larger-than-life Water Tower Murals at Lockhart, Milbrulong, and the newest mural at Yerong Creek.

The stunning Lockhart Water Tower Mural, which features a cascading waterfall, soaring brolgas and vibrant native fauna and flora depicted in their natural habitats, is a must-see attraction. Milbrulong Water Tower pays homage to the village name and the Wiradjuri heritage – Mulbirrang being the Wiradjuri word for rosella. Yerong Creek Water Tower explores the stories of children growing up in a small rural village “Through Their Eyes.”

Rising high above the plains of the Murrumbidgee River, Galore Hill Scenic Reserve, and The Rock Nature Reserve – Kengal Aboriginal Place are iconic Riverina landmarks. With hundreds of hectares of natural habitat to explore, both reserves are the best location to see the wonderful rich open plains and rolling. Views from the summits also provide panoramic views of an area once covered by a sea more than ten million years ago.

Do not forget to visit the Greens Gunyah Museum including the Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery and experience our Sculpture and Heritage Trails while you are visiting.

Rest at The Rested Guest

The Rested Guest, West Wyalong

The Rested Guest is a charming three Bedroom Cottage in the heart of West Wyalong.

Recently refurbished, snippets of its other lifetimes have been gently uncovered and respectfully kept.

A slice of West Wyalong history lives on! Light-filled, with a touch of vintage elegance, this boutique cottage is the perfect space for bridal groups, family, and corporate travellers.

The house sleeps six. With quality bed linen, cosy goose-down quilts, electric blankets, and separate air conditioning in all rooms, your comfort is guaranteed, whatever the season.

The well-equipped kitchen beckons you to prepare and eat in, and the dining table begs to be sat around. With an in-house coffee machine, enjoy the sunrise off the back deck.

If soaking in a deep stone tub in front of an electric log fireplace is your thing, the cottage is the place for you. Candles, a record player, a collection of vintage vinyl, and your visit could be as romantic, restful, or rejuvenating as you choose.

Pack a picnic or barbecue and stroll to beautiful Barnado Park, great play equipment, and room to run if you’re travelling with children. The local pool is across the road, supermarket and Main Street shops, eateries, clubs, and pubs only a short walk away.

The Rested Guest are local, and the pleasure is theirs in sharing!

Please call Tricia on  0427757233 to book.

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The Rested Guest, West Wyalong

Explore the Bland Art Trail

Silo Art in Weethalle

Make a day of it and travel the Bland Shire Art trail from Weethalle Silos to the Ungarie Murals and into West Wyalong. Enjoy all the forms of art, including sculptures, displays, paintings, and much more. There is art to be admired for every age group.

Local artists’ work is also on display with glass making, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and more at different outlets within the Bland Shire.

The Big Footy, Ungarie

The Art Trail includes:

  • Weethalle Silo Art in Weethalle
  • Biggest Football and 40+ murals in Ungarie
  • Yindyamarra Aboriginal Open Display in Wyalong
  • Chainsaw Tree Art, Big Bull 3D Interactive Mural, Russell Drysdale Easel Sculpture, Douglas DC3 Dakota Plane, Reg Rattey Statue, Big Bull Mural, Bland…But Not Boring Selfie Frame, and many more in West Wyalong
  • Mirrool Horsing Around 3D Interactive Mural in Mirrool
  • The Reawakening of Indigenous Place Names in Ungarie, Wyalong, Tallimba and Booberoi Hills.

Visit the Visitor Information Centre for a map and a brochure at 6 Shire Street, West Wyalong, NSW.

Malleefowl Tree Sculpture, Wyalong

Explore times gone by at the Old Gundagai Gaol

Old Gundagai Gaol, Gundagai (Image Credit: Destination NSW and the Blonde Nomads)

Entertaining and informative self-guided audio tours of this heritage site are available daily at the Gundagai Visitor Information Centre. Entry to the Gaol is available only during 9:00am – 3:30pm. Call into the Centre to pick up audio and headphones, a map and a key and head up to the Gaol to start your tour (located only 2 blocks from the Visitor Centre). The self-guided tour takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.

Explore cells that held the infamous bushrangers Moonlite and Peisley. Enjoy world-class narration of various stories of law and order in a frontier town. The Old Gundagai Gaol stands at the corner of First Avenue and Byron Street, surrounded by a high wall of local slate with rendered capping. Come and take a step back in time and discover hidden secrets.

Learn more

Old Gundagai Gaol, Gundagai (Image Credit: Destination NSW and the Blonde Nomads)

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Riverina recognises the Wiradjuri people, who are the traditional custodians of these lands. We pay respect to the Wiradjuri people both past and present, and recognise the culture, strength, resilience and capacity of the Wiradjuri people. We also acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians to this country we all live in and share together.