Saturday, April 2, 2011
On her day off from work, our landlady graciously offered to take us to Junee, a town 30 kms north of Wagga. It was a beautiful day and after a short pleasant drive we arrived at the charming and quiet town. Visitors to Junee head to visit the famous Monte Cristo mansion, said to be Australia’s most haunted homestead. There is an entrance fee and then you are free to meander through the main house and its grounds; there is also a gift shop and antique store.
The Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory is another famous destination. Originally a flour factory known for its specialty organic flours and bread mixes, it has been converted into a licorice and chocolate factory whose products can now be found in specialty shops and stores around the world.