Day 1: The quaint town of Coolamon has a range of unique shopping experiences where you can dig through hidden treasures and browse the boutiques. Make your first stop Lumela Coolamon, with beautiful homewares and lovely gifts for all ages.
THREE DAYS: Bethungra, Junee, Coolamon, Ganmain, Ariah Park, Temora
Day 1: Get in touch with nature; this outdoor adventure starts at the Bethungra Dam Reserve. Park your car near the Dam and enjoy a walk into the Ulandra Nature Reserve through native forests, until you reach the remains of the former homestead and well-maintained shearing shed with commanding views over the surrounding countryside.
This drive takes you through the three major towns on the Canola Trail, where you can see the iconic attractions each town offers. Begin your day in Junee, home to the famous Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory.
Take a tour of the factory, make a giant freckle, browse through their gift shop and enjoy a coffee and light morning tea in the cafe. From there, take a drive up the hill to the ghostly Monte Cristo, which is said to be Australia’s most haunted house.
Day 1: This adventure begins at the Temora Aviation Museum which houses Australia’s oldest Tiger Moth, which still flies! While in Temora a ‘must see’ is the Temora Rural Museum which gives insight into how the traditional rural lifestyle has changed over time.
ONE DAY: Ariah Park, Beckom, Ganmain, Marrar, Matong, Ardlethan
This one-day drive takes you to a selection of the smaller villages on the Canola Trail. With each one as unique as the next, these villages have country character and a fascinating history that you can experience at your own pace.
From charming country cafes to quintessential pub grub... exquisite fine dining, luscious wineries and quirky tea houses, the Canola Trail is a foodie's haven, filled with flavour as well as a smidge of fun (make your own giant freckle!) It doesn't matter where on the trail you start, as each town has some spectacular choices for those hungry to explore or just hungry for a feed.
This region is overflowing with history and heritage, with both Junee and Temora playing a major role in the development of Australia's railway and aviation industries. Strap yourself in for a trip back through time, and enjoy the many Canola Trail attractions dedicated to preserving our history and telling the unique story of the Riverina.
Fancy a fossick through quirky homewares and fabulous boutique collections?
Find one-of-a-kind treasures, old and new, retro, repurposed and just right. Bring your truck and trailer! The Canola Trail is a shopper's paradise, with unique giftware, country stores and op shops providing so many fantastic pieces to take home with you.