Discover the Golden Beauty of the Canola Trail

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At ellaslist, we're always on the hunt for the next great adventure, and the Canola Trail has caught our attention! 

We know the 4-hour trip from Sydney may initially seem daunting, but hear us out. Imagine a journey that takes you through fields of shimmering gold, leading to charming towns and quaint villages, each with its own unique story to tell. Spanning the heart of the Riverina's golden heartland, this trail promises a unique experience for families and explorers alike.

Fields Of Gold: The Canola Fields 

Why the Canola Trail Needs To Be on Your Bucket List!

Canola Trails
Golden canola fields stretching to the horizon.

As you traverse this trail, you are greeted by vast expanses of golden canola fields that seem to stretch endlessly, painting a picture of nature's bounty. 

The best time to experience the full glory of the canola fields is during the blooming season, which typically occurs between late August and mid-October in the Riverina region. During this period, the fields are awash with golden-yellow flowers, creating a mesmerising landscape that seems to stretch endlessly.

The contrast of the blue sky against the yellow fields is a sight to behold, making it a photographer's paradise.

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Capturing the perfect moment amidst the golden bloom.

But the Canola Trail is not just about the breathtaking landscapes; it's about the towns, the heritage, and the unique experiences that each stop offers.

Why the Canola Trail?

Canola fields
Did somebody say, road trip?

The Canola Trail is a perfect getaway for families and kids. The trail winds through three major towns - Coolamon, Junee, and Temora. 

Each town has its own charm, attractions, and stories to tell. From delectable delights like the Coolamon Cheese Co and Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory to impressive collections at the Temora Aviation Museum and Junee Railway Roundhouse, there's something for everyone.

The trail offers a blend of nature, history, and culture, making it a must-visit for those looking to explore the hidden gems of rural New South Wales.

Junee: A Sweet Start

Australia's Most Haunted Homestead
Australia's most haunted homestead.

Begin your journey in Junee, a town renowned for its famous Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory. Here, you can indulge in a factory tour, create your own giant freckle, and relish a delightful morning tea in the café. But that's not all; Junee is also home to the eerie Monte Cristo, believed to be Australia's most haunted house. A visit here is sure to send chills down your spine!

Temora: A Dive into History

Temora Aviation Museum
Zoom into the Temora Aviation Museum.

Next, head to Temora, a town that beautifully encapsulates the region's history. The Bundawarrah Centre is a testament to Temora's rich heritage, housing impressive collections like the Temora Ambulance Museum and Temora Rural Museum. These museums offer a glimpse into the evolution of rural life in New South Wales. The Temora Aviation Museum is a treat for aviation enthusiasts, showcasing a range of ex-military aircraft. And if you're looking to relax, Lake Centenary provides the perfect backdrop for a serene picnic.

Coolamon: A Blend of Heritage and Gastronomy

The up-to-date Store
The Up-to-Date Store is a must visit. 

Finish your journey in Coolamon, a picturesque town that exudes old-world charm. Stroll down the heritage main street and step back in time at the Up-To-Date Store and RSL Museum. After exploring, satiate your hunger at Coolamon Cheese, a paradise for cheese lovers. With 19 handcrafted cheeses to choose from, you're in for a gastronomic delight!

The Canola Trail is more than just a drive; it's an experience. It offers a perfect blend of nature, history, and gastronomy, making it an ideal destination for families at any time of year. So, pack your bags, hit the road, and let the golden fields of the Canola Trail enchant you!

For more information on the one-of-a-kind Canola Trail, head to the Canola Trail website

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