After spending a chilly night in Leitchville we take the back roads south to Lockington. A town with a population 808 (at 2016 census) and a landscaped irrigation channel that runs through the centre of town. The farms in this area are dependant on irrigation channels to bring water from the Murray.
Small though the town maybe it has a big Traveller’s Rest area. A spacious lawned area with playgrounds for kids and BBQ’s, toilets and showers. We notice that cars are regularly stopping for folks to stretch their legs and give the kids a run around. For caravanners there’s power, water, a sullage point and dump point. And acres of space for unpowered camping. Powered sites cost $15 (May 2021).
Across the road we find a licensed supermarket, pub, community garden, museum and ice cream shop. At happy hour we’re entertained by rabbits hopping about the unpowered area.