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Junee

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  • Day38

    Junee Liquorice Factory

    April 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Why would you drive past Junee without visiting the Liquorice factory? The Liquorice here is made from spelt. This kind of wheat is said to be a better match for air digestive system. Whether that is true or not, it is delicious. Lots of other treats are also available. Breakfast, coffee, sweets and all sorts of chocolate coated treats abound.

    The factory is built within an old flour mill building. Most of the machinery was destroyed years ago when big business took over making flour from the wheat grown all around this district.

    It is worth stopping just to look at the history, but the other treats are so tempting.
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  • Day11

    Tumut to Junee

    December 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 37 °C

    A shorter drive today. Only 100km. Had an early walk into Tumut town before breakfast and before the temperature climbed into the 30’s.
    One of the motels had multiple fire trucks parked outside. A reminder that there is a large bushfire 30 km away. 54000 hectares and still out of control. Luckily we are upwind from it so quite safe.

    Stopped off at Gundagai which is a village that has been bypassed by the main Sydney to Melbourne highway. Some really old bridges there from the railway era. The heat was intense but we managed to walk the main street for coffees and a local craft shop.Headed to June on a back road with hardly any traffic which gave Julie the perfect opportunity to drive with 2.5 tonne of caravan. Temperatures were in mid 30’s so a leisurely trip was very uneventful.

    Junee is a railway town and we got there and had to wait at the railway crossing for the Sydney to Melbourne train. We normally see this at our place in Footscray as it passes by to deliver its load to Melbourne.After setting up at the campground and a swim we headed to the supermarket for supplies and a quick drive around town. Not like us to drive but at 36 degrees it’s a safer option.

    The news here is all about the bushfires and a few tragic deaths also. We were sad to see the historic Genoa bridge which we were at a few days ago has succumbed to a fire. Pics included of us there and the latest photo taken earlier today. A quiet New Year for us before we head south to Wagga Wagga tomorrow . Another swim before dark.

    Happy New Year everyone. Where did that decade disappear!
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  • Day28

    Junee Liquorice Factory

    February 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    A little off our track, but who could resist a detour via the Junee Liquorice Factory? We dropped in here for the first time last year when it was on our planned route and had a fantastic visit

    This time a small purchase from the shop and on to get some nice coffee. Sadly (;/) the gift shop will be closed before we finish our coffee. There is always next year.Read more

  • Day28

    Junee urban wetland walk.

    February 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Last year we were here. Now the reeds have done very well and grown quite thick. Any birds here have good cover but for us seeing them is difficult. It looks like a bit of rain would go well. Perhaps Junee is yet to get some heavy rainfall.Read more

  • Day28

    Junee NSW

    February 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We really only came here for the visit to the chocolate and liquorice factory, but it is a very nice town to visit. The main street is typical of a town of its size with a well presented nature strip. All the necessary facilities and a bonus wetland boardwalk only one block away.

    Last visit here we checked out the haunted house. No ghosts that we saw but probably through suggestion I did feel like there could be spirits present. It is billed in the brochure as Australia's most haunted house. A visit to Junee is worth the time.
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  • Day38

    Gasworks Garage

    April 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Ford and Victa, two huge names in Aussie history. There is one Holden sedan hidden in this collection.

    A gold coin admission and you can wander around the Shed and admire a great collection of Ford motor vehicles. The owner is a retired motor dealer who "accidentally" collected many vehicles as they were traded on newer models. Many thousands have been spent on restoration.

    Some of the vehicles on show are owned by other people who are happy to allow visitors to view them.

    If you are in Junee this is a worthwhile stop for a while.
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  • Day20

    Young to Junee

    March 30, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Camped at the Young Showgrounds free area there was Hourse trots trail on that night. Our first cool night.

    Before leaving Joanne and I did the Heritage walk.

    Cootamundra Don Bradmans birthplace.

    Arrive Junee camp at Golf club. Out with the club's and had a round.

    Chocolate factory tour.
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