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Bethungra Rail Spiral

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Bethungra, Junee, New South Wales, Australia
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We took our Qld friends to have a look at this amazing feat! Very impressive! We just missed a... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
James d
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An Engineering Feat That Can Only Be Experienced On A Train.

When it was found that a second line was required between Sydney and Junee, there was a problem. A... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Junee, Australia
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Bethungra, Junee, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 15 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.

1  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

2  Thank hunted7
Reviewed 11 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.

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

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

Thank Carmel H
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We found out about this at the Roundhouse Museum so we went to see it for ourselves. The gradient was so steep that extra engines were required to push trains uphill. The rerouting of the line around the hill allowed for the trains to make...More

1  Thank Stephen-Bernie
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The Bethungra Rail Spiral is an amazing piece of railway engineering that is about 30 kms outside Junee on the road to Cootamundra. When you get to Bethungra find your way to Water Works Road on proceed to view the main southern rail line spiral...More

2  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

We experienced the spiral during the towns annual Flagship Festival, Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival (second weekend of the month). Celebrating Junees rail heritage, this is the perfect time to visit Junee and see what the town and its people have to offer!

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 16 September 2014

This functioning portion of the railway is visible from the road about 30kms north of Junee however there is no official viewing area, tour or anything else to indicate that it is there. We only knew about it from the Roundhouse Museum and drove out...More

1  Thank tez823
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I travelled a number of times from Melbourne to sydney on the DaylightExpress when young and can remember the sight of the back of the train curling around a bend a level below the front.On a recent trip to Temora i found the spiraloff water...More

2  Thank kevin d
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