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Bethungra Rail Spiral

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Bethungra, Junee, New South Wales, Australia
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Another slice of history!

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ru5ko
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Little known engineering feat is worth a visit on way to the Dam picnic area

The Bethungra Spiral is a Railway loop feature north of Junee, it was built in the 1940s and is... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
WW_Traveller023
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

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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

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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

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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.

2  Thank James d
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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

3  Thank hunted7
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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