Photo courtesy of Visit NSW
Unearth the people & places of The Riverina's heartland along The Canola Trail.
Almost 1/3 of all the canola produced in NSW comes from the three regions that make up the Canola Trail: Coolamon, Junee and Temora.
Junee – We will probably base ourselves in Junee
A pretty town with world-class attractions and an exciting history, Junee is a destination with plenty to offer.
Chocolate tours, antique locomotives and haunted house tours are just three of the ways to immerse yourself in the fascinating township of Junee. The town exudes an old-fashioned ambience, retaining its wide verandas, old-style buildings and elegant streets. Junee is still an important railway town, housing the Roundhouse workshop, ARTC control centre, Harefield intermodal and future Inland Rail.
History meets down-to-earth hospitality in the beautiful town of Temora, a place that well and truly earns it’s its reputation for being ‘The Friendly Town’. Nestled in the heart of The Riverina, Temora is renowned for being home to the nationally-significant Temora Aviation Museum and the expansive historical collections of The Bundawarrah Centre. With a community of creative people who nurture a deep respect for history and tradition, Temora is also a place that exudes warmth and soul.
Charming streetscapes, beautifully preserved architecture and a relaxed atmosphere combine to make the town of Coolamon a jewel in the crown of The Riverina.
Coolamon is a country town with a deep reverence for its own history. With a community that is committed to creating a sustainable future, it’s also a place that brims with vibrant innovation, cultural events and creative attractions.
The town’s beating heart, Cowabbie Street, is one of the most carefully preserved streets in Australia. Lined with boutiques, charming country pubs with wide verandas, and little cafés, the street is set apart by the expert work of talented local signwriter Ricky Hard of Regal Signs, whose latest sign adorns the newlybuilt Pak Gallery and many other shop fronts.
Step back in time as you discover the soul of Coolamon and meet the friendly folk who call this delightful place home.
Junee and Temora are approximately 5 hours from the North Shore, via the M31 Hume Highway to Goulburn and then on to Yass. For Junee head to Gundagai, and then take Gundagai Road to Junee.
For Temora, after Yass, leave the Hume Highway at Bowning, take the B94 Burley Griffin Highway to Wallendbeen, then the A41 Olympic Highway to Cootamundra, and then Temora St/Old Cootamundra Rd to Temora.
Social distancing and Covid-19 requirements will be in place (see separate NCP Covid-19 Safety Plan). These include:
- Do not come if unwell
- Bring and wear a mask when in a group if you wish
- Group meals will be organised where possible, and social distancing in place as per NSW health rules at the time
- Bring your own hand sanitiser
- Record the name, mobile and email of all those attending
We encourage you to car pool as long as this can be done safely. If you’d like someone to travel with, please let Nigel Streatfield (email@example.com) or Heather Miles (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Junee Motor Inn
61 Broadway Street Junee 2663
Phone: 02 6924 1266
Approx price - $390 for a twin/double room
The Crossing Motel
39 Seignior Street Junee 2663
Phone: 02 6924 3255
Approx price - $500 for a twin/double room
Junee Tourist Park
2 Sunnyside Rd, Junee 2663
Phone: 02 6924 1316
Approx price - $270-$420 for a twin/double cabin
They have availability and a camp kitchen where we could do a barbeque/picnic get together like in Mudgee and would be fine with us bringing in people from outside who are not staying there. The reviews on Trip Advisor are not great, but they are installing new cabins at the moment, so hopefully they will be OK.
The motels above have free cancellation till early September on Booking.com and are in central Junee, so it will be easy to meet up and walk to restaurants. It looks like the Tourist Park cancellation policy means you lose the first night’s accommodation cost if you cancel.
Places of Interest for Photography (more info to be provided)
Temora Aviation Museum
Temora Rural Museum (Bundawarrah Cultural Precinct)
Lake Centenary and Jim Salmon Wetlands
Paleface Adios Statue
Temora Railway Museum
Junee Railway Roundhouse Museum
Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory
Ray Warren Statue
Gasworks Garage Car Museum
Monte Cristo Homestead (Australia’s most haunted house)
Coolamon Up-to-date Store
Coolamon Fire Museum
Bethungra Dam and Reserve
Ulandra Nature Reserve
Ganmain and Murumbang Interpretive Nature Walk
Ingalba Nature Reserve