Junee

Day 2 started with a mild frost, however the day warmed up very quickly. We were on our way to Junee by 9.30am and a nice 105km drive took us through Wagga Wagga and we set up camp for the night at the Junee Golf Club on a disused bowling green before lunch.

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Dianne and I made our way to the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory after an early lunch.

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The highlight of the visit was making our own Rocky Road, we were able to select from a wide variety of fillings and select our own choice of chocolate.

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Next door was the Gasworks Garage Museum with a nice selection of cars and trucks for a gold coin entry fee

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Junee was a major railway town and I just had to visit the Roundhouse Museum, while Dianne had a walk around the town.

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The roundhouse consists of two separate halves with a train line through the middle.

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Over half of the roundhouse is still used as a train repair workshop.

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A wide variety of trains and carriages are on display. Even a double decker bus was viewable next to the main display.

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Most displays had steps up to them for easy hands on viewing. A great way to spend almost two hours.

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A working model train is even on display for all to view.

Junee has a lot of history on offer and I could have spent another day here easily. The Monte Cristo heritage house will have to wait for another day. It is rated as Australia’s most haunted house.

Tommorrow Dianne is looking forward to visiting Forbes, just a leisurely 220km drive away.

 

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