Shop Till You Drop
At One with Nature
THREE DAYS: Coolamon, Junee, Temora
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.
Highlights of the Canola Trail
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.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
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.
THREE DAYS: Temora, Junee, Coolamon
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.
Eat Your Heart Out
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.
Food & Beverage
TWO DAYS: Temora, Bethungra, Junee, Coolamon, Ganmain, Ariah Park, Temora
Day 1: This two-day trip takes in a selection of the best cafes and restaurants on the Canola Trail. Your gastronomic journey begins in Temora with a local -produce-inspired breakfast at Zest BYO.
Recreation & Nature
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.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
If a little bit of outdoor adventure is what you're seeking, the Canola Trail has plenty of big open spaces for bushwalking, bike riding, golf, birdwatching or just being at one with nature.
Pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to breathe in a big dose of fresh country air as you explore the natural reserves, community sports facilities, treks and trails of this beautiful region.
Antiques & Boutiques
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.