Junee, NSW

Junee is on Olympic Highway (A41)



Junee Attractions

Junee Broadway Historical Museum

The museum is housed in what was the old Broadway Hotel. On display is a variety of themed displays, using artefacts from the Junee area, presented in such a way to provide interest in the history of the shire. There are also photographs and documentation dealing with the rich heritage of a rural and railway past and present including a working scale model of the Bethungra Spiral Railway. The museum is operated entirely by volunteers and entry is by way of the café and antique shop. There is a small entry fee to the museum and an honesty box when it is unattended. The museum is open every day except Tuesday, from 10.00am - 4.00 pm. (Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday).

Turn west off the Olympic Highway at the roundabout onto Broadway Street. Travel 250 metres and the museum is on the right.

www.juneebroadwaymuseum.com.au

Junee Roundhouse Railway Museum

The Junee Roundhouse, when it was built in 1947, was the largest circular railway roundhouse in the Southern Hemisphere but no longer retains that title. It is still a fully operational repair and maintenance service station for engines and rolling stock. The museum has been constructed around the huge 32 metre train turntable. Here you will see exhibits, which include a wooden mail van, a number of locomotives, a steam crane which is still in working order, a breakdown van and the original workshop which is so large it has 42 repair bays. The museum is only open for guided tours. Check tour times on the website.

Turn east off the Olympic Highway at the southern entrance to Junee, just north of Endeavour Park, onto Harold Street. There is a sign 'Roadhouse Museum' at the turnoff. Travel 850 metres then turn left at the museum sign.

www.roundhousemuseum.com.au

Licorice and Chocolate Factory

Located in the old flourmill, this factory uses organic products to produce the finest quality, silky smooth chocolate and rocky road. Join a behind-the-scenes tour of the factory where you can watch the production of licorice and chocolate coating of all the organic products. Ask about the ‘Freckle Tour’ which is good for the kids where they get to pour chocolate on a plate then cover it with hundreds and thousands. If the tour has left you wanting more, head upstairs to the gift shop where you are bound to purchase at least one item. The tours run from Monday to Friday commencing at 10.00am and generally leave every hour after that with the last tour at 3.00pm. There are also tours on weekends subject to attendance numbers. Buy your ticket for the tour at the chocolate counter when you arrive.

Turn west off the Olympic Highway at the roundabout onto Broadway Street. Travel 1.5 kilometres, crossing over the railway line then take the first right onto Lord Street. The factory is 100 metres on the right.

www.greengroveorganics.com.au

Ray Warren Statue

This statue commemorates the Australian sports commentator, Ray Warren, who was born in Junee. He is known mostly for his coverage of televised professional rugby league matches and is referred to as "The Voice of Rugby League".

The statue is located in Junee beside the Olympic Highway in Dobbyn Park, which is a small park at the roundabout in the centre of Junee, immediately south after crossing the railway line (from the north).

This page last reviewed on 1 Dec 2016