The heart of the Eyre Peninsula
Lock is a small rural hub that services a farming community (population 290). The town was named after Corporal Albert Lock, a local landholder killed in action in Belgium in 1917. The local museum commemorates the sacrifices of war and the district’s rich farming heritage. Lock has a variety of sports facilities, accommodation and shopping.
Hincks and Hambidge Wilderness Protection Areas and Bascombe Well Conservation Park
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
Apex Park and Pioneer Park
Apex Park has barbecue facilities, and Pioneer Park has established native trees.
Lock Heritage Museum
The museum displays a variety of war, farming and housing equipment along with photos.
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 county atmosphere.