The lock was the first to be built on a river anywhere along the Murray/ Darling-Baaka river systems. Built in 1897, the lock measures 59.5 metres between gates, and is 11 metres wide.
- Start at the Back O’ Bourke Information and Exhibition Centre. Set the tripometer when leaving the carpark.
- Turn right and follow Mooculta St to the intersection
- 1.1km - turn right into Mitchell St.
- 1.8km - turn left into Richard St.
- 2.4km - turn right into Anson St. Road turns into a gravel road - dry weather only.
- 6.2km - turn right at the Y-intersection, and follow until you come to the river.
- 7km - you will arrive at the Lock and Weir.
- For a better view of the weir and to locate the fishing reserve, travel back to the Y-intersection.
- 7.7km - turn right, at the Y intersection.
- 8.9km - turn right into the fishing reserve.
- 9.7km - you’ll be near the riverbank, with a good view of the lock and weir. The fishing reserve is the next door down-stream from here.
There are many canoe and coolamon trees in this area. To find them, follow the looped road marked “To the canoe tree and site 4”.