Native Wildlife

Take a trip around Lockhart Shire, keep your eyes open and listen quietly and you will discover some of Australia’s most iconic native animals right here in our Shire. An integral part of our environment, our animals are not hidden behind fences or secured in cages but living freely across our beautiful landscape.

Some of our best-known animals are the kangaroo, emu, echidna, wallaby, wombat, platypus, possum and the recently rediscovered Koala, which to our delight is once again making its home in Lockhart Shire.

These native species are a precious and vital part of our environment. Here you can explore and learn about the diversity, unique lifestyles, and environment of native wildlife that calls Lockhart Shire its home.

There are a number of fantastic spots for bushwalking in Lockhart Shire where nature abounds, including The Rock Hill Nature Reserve, Galore Hill Scenic Reserve, Brookong State Forest and Milbrulong State Forest. Tootool Wetlands and The Pleasant Hills Esplanade are also great spots to stop and look for native wildlife.

Riverina & Southwest Slopes Nature-Based Tourism Group, in partnership with 13 Local Councils, have produced a bird trails booklet to highlight significant natural bird watching sites and habitat throughout the region. Pick up a copy from Lockhart VIC or download a copy of the brochure here RSWSNT-BirdTrailsBooklet.pdf