Just like back in the day, Junee, NSW is a bustling hub, set against an elegant architectural backdrop, nestled amongst pleasantly rolling hills. Founded in the glory days of the New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR) and now home to some of the state’s most fitting tributes to those grand old locos, Junee happily combines old world charm with its modern lifestyle and culture.
Why not take a walking tour and discover Australian history, through Junee.
In an extraordinary period from 1851 onwards, people rushed to make their fortunes on a series of goldfields that were discovered in NSW.
Junee was an outpost in NSW goldmining when it first came to public prominence in 1868. At that time the block of country north of Gundagai and east of Young was blank on the gold map of NSW.
This was actualy an error as there were very significant gold reserves across this region waiting to be discovered.
Junee proved that the gold bearing region of NSW actually extended further westwards than previously imagined. Visit the Gold Trails website for more information
Junee’s picturesque streetscapes hail from a time when architecture was grand and detail was everything… Junee is filled with elegant surprises; there’s a well-loved and carefully maintained historical building at every turn.
Any avid NSWGR lover knows Junee, but you don’t need to be ‘into trains’ to enjoy the beauty of Australia’s largest working roundhouse, the sight of a grand old NSWGR 4403 diesel, Travelling Post Office (TPO) or classic steam train -Australia’s proud history as seen from the tracks, at the Junee Railway Museum.
NSWGR Trainspotters: 2012 is a big year for NSWGR train fans with at least two C38s scheduled to become operational again! Watch this space for news of NSWGR Steam Class events right here in Junee.
For a modern little town, Junee has a lot of history to share. Just one visit and Junee will become one of your favourite NSW holiday destinations, we guarantee it!