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The New Canola Trail - The Riverina's Golden Heartland

20 Apr 2017 4:15 PM -

Journey on the Riverina’s Canola Trail through spectacular landscapes, history, a tantalizing array of food and wine experiences, and exciting and award-winning attractions, taking in the shires of Coolamon, Junee and Temora.

Located just north of Wagga Wagga and two hours from Canberra, the Canola Trail helps ease you into relaxation mode as you explore (and indulge!) at your own pace.

From the beginnings of the rail and agricultural industry to the thriving area the region is today, the trail will immerse you in the story of each shire and its people. Coolamon Shire is excited to be part of this new collaborative project with our neighbours, Junee and Temora. The Canola Trail website is live and we are working on digital maps, guides and A3 tear-off maps for the Visitor Centres, an official launch event, and developing new and exciting itineraries and packages that connect our three shires. Discover the delectable delights of Ajanta Cafe, Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory and the Junee Farmers Market… be ‘transported’ back in time at the Temora Aviation Museum, Temora Railway Precinct and Junee Railway Roundhouse… enjoy the great outdoors at Temora’s Lake Centenary or stay overnight at the Coolamon Caravan Park… experience history at the Coolamon Up-to-Date Store, Coolamon Fire Museum and Junee’s Broadway Museum… and uncover treasures galore in the many boutique stores and collectible shops along the way – plus so much more!

The Canola Trail can be travelled in a day, or take your time and stay a while: the region boasts a wide variety of accommodation options, including caravan parks and freedom camps, farm stays, quaint B&Bs, well-appointed motels and traditional pubs. 

The Canola Trail is for Food Enthusiasts, Nature-Connectors, Art, Culture and History Fans, and Boutique and Antique Shoppers.

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 chocolate freckle!)

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 and trails of this beautiful region.

This region is overflowing with history and heritage, with Junee and Temora playing a major role in the development of Australia's railway and aviation industries.

Find one-of-a-kind treasures, old and new, retro, repurposed and just right. Fossick through quirky homewares and fabulous boutique collections, country stores and op shops. 

Learn more about the trail here, and be sure to share it with your visiting friends and relatives, or plan a daytrip or weekend away with your friends! 

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