Rail buffs will love Bethungra, one of the fascinating and historical villages just around the corner from Junee, NSW. A rail spiral – aptly named the Bethungra Spiral – was built on the Main South railway line by the NSWGR to ease the gradients when the line was duplicated in the 1940s. It is the only 360-degree spiral in Australia. Bethungra is also home to the historic Shirley B&B, the Old School T-House and Bethungra Dam.
Wantabadgery is a village community in the true sense of the term and provides a snapshot of life in regional NSW in days gone by. Discover the stunning landscapes, including the Lumeah River and Sandy Beach Reserve, which is superb to explore in a 4WD and is a great camping spot with an excellent fishing and swimming reputation.
If you’re into Country and Western, no doubt you’re heading to Illabo for the annual Country Music Stampede in April! When it’s not a Mecca for cowboy booted tourists, you can head to Illabo and get to know ALL the locals. With around 200 people living here, you may meet every one of them at the Illabo Hotel ‘n’ General Store. Enjoy a walk around this charming little town and be sure to stop off for a pub lunch.
This is a little town that’s given a lot - around a tenth of the Eurongilly population served for our country in World War II. The town’s main historical building is the old firehouse, proving again that Eurongilly is a town made up of brave men.
The father of the current town of Junee, Old Junee took the name when Junee moved to its current location in 1881. Old Junee was established in 1862 and, like Junee itself, is a proud railway town. Photographers will love the rustic, picturesque photo opportunities, including gently swaying lavender fields and rustic rural scenes… well worth stopping off!