Highlights of the Canola Trail
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.
From Junee enjoy the short drive past paddocks overflowing with colour to the town of Temora. Here you can explore the history of the region through the Bundawarrah Centre, home to many of Temora’s impressive heritage collections including the Temora Ambulance Museum and Temora Rural Museum, where you can gain insight into how times have changed in rural NSW. The Temora Aviation Museum is great for all ages, with a range of ex-military aircraft that will leave you in awe. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the picturesque Lake Centenary, stretch your legs and fuel up for an afternoon of fun.
Jump back in the car and head towards Coolamon, a pretty town with so much to offer. Wander the heritage main street, where you can step back in time at the Up-To-Date Store and RSL Museum. After you’ve worked up a hunger, make a bee-line for Coolamon Cheese, a haven for cheese lovers, with 19 handcrafted dairy delights available. Enjoy a selection on a platter and then take some of your favourites home with you.