Experience country town life in the heart of the Eyre Peninsula.
Four conservation parks surround the township of Lock, a small grain hub smack bang in the middle of the Eyre Peninsula. While it's home to a small population, you'll be welcomed with open arms and
The Hambidge, Bascombe Well, Hinks and Barwell Conservation Parks boast beautiful wildflowers, native animals and birdwatching. Comprising over 25,000ha of mallee country, Hambidge Wilderness Protection Area is home to Prominent Hill (143m high), accessible via a track from the south offering a wide view over the park. Hincks Wilderness Protection Area is approximately 66,300ha. This park has slightly different flora to Hambidge, however there are conservation areas around both parks where mallee fowls can be seen along roadsides.
Both parks are accessible from Lock, as is Bascombe Well Conservation Park where you can discover many ruins and excellent wildflower displays between June and August.
Things To Do
Visit the Lock Heritage Museum
This museum is located in the original police station and commemorates all aspects of farming and life of the district. Most machinery and vehicles are in working order, and includes the original school room, station master’s office and police lockup cells and house.
Festivals & Events
Lock Cup Day
Held at the picturesque McLachlan Park Race Course, 10km north of the town, the annual Lock Cup Day is a wonderful family fun day. Named ‘The Oakbank of the West Coast’ (after the famous Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival in the Adelaide Hills), the event has fantastic horse racing, fashions of the field, enthusiastic crowds and a great country atmosphere.