North East Victoria
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North East Victoria
Out and About : Summer 2015-2016
ut&About 6 Summer 2015-16 LOCKHART UNLOCKED Here s a sweet idea at Lock-heart HAVE you fallen for the idea of locking in your love? Now you can - at Lockhart. Visitors to the town can x a padlock to the Lockhart Love Locks, a purpose-built structure on the edge of the town centre overlooking Brookong Lagoon. Lockhart Council tourism and economic development of cer Jennifer Connor says the beautiful Lockhart Love Locks were part of the award-winning Sculpture and Heritage trail, which winds its way through the town. "Although only a new edition to the trail, it s fantastic to see people are already putting locks on, including young children who are making their own. It s very sweet," Ms Connor says. "To ensure everlasting love, we even have a Wishing Well, where visitors can throw their key or coin in to help the magic of their romance last. "Just Make a Wish, Throw your Key, the Magic shall last for Eternity ." Ms Connor says the love locks are fun, interactive and they appeal to the young, the old, locals and visitors alike. "We encourage everyone to come and leave a lock for their love in Lockhart," she says. THE HISTORY OF LOVE LOCKS A love lock, sometimes known as a love padlock, is a padlock that couples lock on to a signi cant object to symbolise their love. After the padlock is locked, the key is thrown away to symbolise their unbreakable love. Ms Connor said it is thought that the romantic love locks custom originated in Italy ... or Serbia... or China. "Wherever this charming tradition began, over time, tens of thousands of couples and friends throughout the world have sworn their loyalty to one another in this way, using padlocks in all colours and shapes to declare their love," she says. WHERE TO FIND IT The Love Locks structure is at the end of the Main Street in Green Street, opposite the popular three-star Lockhart Caravan Park. Ms Connor says it is easy walking distance from the town centre and there s loads of parking nearby. Locks can be purchased locally, at Lockhart Building and Homewares or the local IGA - although anyone wanting engraving will have to have that done in one of the larger towns for the time being. This Riverina town may hold the key to your next adventure. Visitors to the town can a x a padlock to the beautiful Lockhart Love Locks, a purpose-built structure on the edge of the town centre overlooking Brookong Lagoon. Unlock your next adventure in the town of Lockhart.