Junee Travel Guide

  • Junee Railway Station
    Junee Railway Station
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  • The railway station complex
    The railway station complex
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  • Historic hotel at Bethungra
    Historic hotel at Bethungra
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Junee Things to Do

  • Post Office

    The post office, at 119 Lorne St, is considered an unusual design for a postal building, almost reserved by the grandiose standards of some other towns, yet obviously functional. A painted brick, two-storey building, it dates back to the 1880s and features a verandah perched upon eight pairs of iron pillars and moulded chimney tops.

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  • Loftus Hotel

    In country towns throughout Australia, wherever the railway has gone, you'll find a pub right next to it. Junee has more than one; across the road from the station, corner of Main St and Humphrys St, is the expansive Loftus Hotel (1896), Junee's oldest and grandest establishment which occupies an entire block. A Late Victorian Classical Revival...

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  • Tourist Information et al

    The railway station is an impressive low slung building which is located at the southern end of Main St. It was built in 1881 in the French Renaissance style under the supervision of John Whitton, Chief Engineer of the NSW government railways, and features a cast-iron entrance verandah.The railway workshop building was erected in 1885 as an hotel....

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  • Bethungra

    Bethungra, 30 km north-east of Junee along the Olympic Way, features the historic Hotel Shirley built of sandstock bricks in 1886 as a Cobb & Co. station. It features attractive cast-iron lacework along the balconies. Recently sold it is expected to become a private residence. You can turn off at Bethungra (along Bethungra Waterworks Road) for...

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  • Times past

    A post office opened in 1862 and a village called 'Jewnee' was gazetted in 1863 on the wool road to Sydney. That same year, Ben Hall's bushranging gang, who were very active in the area, raided the village. Hall, Johnny Gilbert and John Vane held up Hammond's store while Michael Burke and John O'Meally bailed up Williams' Pub. Members of 'Blue...

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  • Commercial Hotel

    I love the Federation style pubs with their wrought iron verandahs.At the corner of Lorne and Waratah Sts is the Commercial Hotel, a substantial building with an attractive verandah. A Federation structure, Built of bricks around 1915 and features a stuccoed panelled decorated roof parapet and still looks good today

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Junee Transportation

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    It always seems to be sunny in Junee.

    by craic Updated Jun 27, 2007

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    Junee is where the Melbourne/Sydney and the Sydney/Melbourne trains cross each other. So if one of them is running late you could have some time to kick your heels. The guards always tell you if you can get off the train (and have a smoke) and a quick look at this beautiful little town. But they don't count you back on, so don't go too far.
    The last time I travelled from Melbourne there was a roster cock-up - no driver had been rostered on - so they must change drivers here too.
    There is an echoing olde worlde cafeteria in the station. So you can grab a bite to eat if the canteen food on the train is getting you down. Not that it is bad, although it is expensive - just it's always the same.
    As a smoker, I am always praying as we approach Junee that there will be a lateness isssue or a roster cock-up.

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  • Monte Cristo, but no count

    Monte Cristo Historical Homestead is an outstanding two-storey Georgian-style mansion set on a hillside which was built of red brick in 1884 by grazier, Christopher Crawley, who, in 1876, purchased land upon which the railway would pass. Also, the hotel and general store he built became the nucleus of the present townsite. Some time after this it...

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  • Broadway

    The Broadway Hotel is now a museum... It's a nice old building and probably one of the most well known buildings in Junee.

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  • Junee from 'above'

    We went to a lookout just out from Junee...basically it's just a hill that sits beside the town but it gives a good view of the area.. This is Junee from 'above'...

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