Junee has a range of clubs, pubs, cafes and restaurants in the town centre and within a short drive. For detailed information please see http://www.youmeandjunee.com.au/
Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory is located at the restored Junee Flour Mill, a historically rich landmark in the rural township of Junee, New South Wales.
The Factory produces a rapidly growing range of innovative, certified organic confectionaries increasingly being found in shops around Australia and overseas.
Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory is operated by Green Grove Organics, a family operated farm based enterprise that has been practicing organic farming since 1962. Green Grove holds Level “A” Organic Certification through the BFA (Biological Farmers Association of Australia, P225).
The Green Grove Farm
The “Green Grove” farm is a 1100 hectare property situated near Ardlethan, in the magnificent and fertile Riverina region of New South Wales. The farm has been owned by the Druce family since 1918.
In 1962, the current owner Alan Druce, became concerned about pollution in the food chain. He set about taking steps toward pure food production by eliminating harmful sprays, artificial fertilisers and other “modern day” farming practices designed to “enhance” farm production, becoming in the process one of the pioneers of organic farming in Australia.
This method of farming is based on the nurturing of the whole farm ecology, and treating it as an incredibly intricate, interdependent and fragile system that needs to be understood and cared for. The Green Grove logo, the hand, soil and grain, depicts farmers being caretakers of the ecology, to produce food.
Since 1987 “Green Grove” has had an association with the Australian National University (ANU) and is almost constantly being monitored and compared with conventional farming. The results of these tests are regarded as significant, sometime astonishing, to the point of “Green Grove” being regarded as one of the premier organic test cases in Australia, and indeed the world.
In July of 1998 the “Green Grove” site was presented at the 7th International Conference of Ecology in Florence, Italy as a significant organic test site.
Today the Druce family, the fourth generation on “Green Grove”, enjoy the results of a long-standing organic conversion, and continue to seek ways and methods of better food production.
Monte Cristo Homestead is a historic Australian property located in the town of Junee, New South Wales. Constructed by local pioneer Christopher William Crawley in 1885, it is a double-story late-Victorian manor standing on a hill overlooking the town.
The Crawley family remained in residence until 1948. The house then stood empty under the care of several caretakers until 1963 when it was purchased by Reg and Olive Ryan, who restored it to its current condition. It operates as a museum, antique store and tourist attraction, advertising itself as “Australia’s most haunted house“.
Monte Cristo has been featured in television shows such as A Big Country in 1977, the travel show Getaway in 1992, the paranormal based game/reality show Scream Test in 2000, and Ghost Hunters International 14 January 2010. It was also the focus of the 2012 mockumentary horror film “Muirhouse”
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.
Junee Gold Trails
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.
NSWGR, The Roundhouse and The Railway Museum
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!
Discover Junee Streetscapes and NSWGR Heritage. Book Your Tour With Tourism Junee Now.
The Junee Golf Club has one of the Riverina’s most interesting and challenging 18 hole, 72 par golf courses. Club selection is vitally important on most holes as there are a couple with out of bounds. Even though there are no bunkers, other hazards await the unwary golfer. Holes range from the 519 metre par 5 third with a slight dog-leg left, to the short par 3 eighth from an elevated tee to a green below protected in front by a dry creek bed. A course suited to both the average and longer hitters, although accuracy is needed by all golfers. A great course for a social hit or a competition round.
The electrical fit out and installation of feature lights were the last stages in the construction of the jetty on Park Dam.
Its completion represents one of the last pieces of the jigsaw in the revitalisation of Park Dam; a project that commenced following concerns about the stability of the Council’s pump shed after European Carp had eroded the bank beneath it.
Along with the de-silting and bank stabilisation works, the construction of the jetty has vastly improved the amenity of the area and, following the completion of the landscaping and path extension, it will also provide a much more accessible and safe facility for the young, infirm and disabled.
Anglers young and old will also be delighted to hear that along with a terrific new fishing platform, Fisheries NSW will also be conducting annual stocking of Murray cod and golden perch at Park Dam. Anglers are reminded that all the regulations for recreational fishing in enclosed waters apply and Fisheries Officers may conduct spot checks to ensure compliance with the regulations. For information about recreational fishing licences and regulations, visit http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/regulations
Park Dam is now on the State stocking register which means we should see an annual top-up of both Murray Cod and Golden Perch (aka Yellow Belly) by the Department of Primary Industries.
Just under 3000 Murray Cod were released into the dam, with a similar number of Golden Perch released in mid to late March 2013.