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Bethungra, Junee, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

There is no signage and basically you are not able to view the spiral. It should not be advertised as a tourist spot

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NeilParker1
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Took both routes of the spiral via rail. The views from the train were fantastic and aligned well with traditional rural stereo-types. There appeared to be limited access via road. Recommend it for a day trip from Cootamundra or points further north.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael J
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Great to see such a unique piece of engineering. Very few in the world and this one so accessible. Worth stopping off.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ru5ko
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The Bethungra Spiral is a Railway loop feature north of Junee, it was built in the 1940s and is apparently the largest such loop in Australia. Turn off north of Junee on the 'Waterworks' Road. Firstly you travel under the high Railway support arches and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The Sydney bound XPT passenger service is scheduled to leave Junee at 13:50 daily. IF it’s on time, that would see it heading around the spiral about 14:10. On a Sunday ONLY, the explorer train from Griffith leaves Junee at 10:00. Very approximate time would...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank offshore956
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We took our Qld friends to have a look at this amazing feat! Very impressive! We just missed a train going through, which would have been an extra bonus. The little village of Bethungra is worth a look also.

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank James d
Reviewed 15 November 2016

When it was found that a second line was required between Sydney and Junee, there was a problem. A hill, a hill of Pre Cambrian solid rock. To go straight through was impossible and to divert around was impossible. The solution was to spiral round...More

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank hunted7
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Worth the effort. About 30km from Junee, but if you are keen on extraordinary rail structures this one is a must. Be prepared to travel on the gravel Waterworks road to get a glimpse.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Johan M
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Best viewed north bound. Visit the Junee roundhouse, or lookup a rail fans website. You can walk down from near the level crossing at the top. There are views on you tube as well When looking from the road the middle road is the down...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tenterfieldrover
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The gps showed the loop but found no roads leading to it. Another couple found the tunnels by accident but no signs to or at it. Still looking

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Carmel H
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