A town that began as a dot on the Jewnee Run pastoral lease, Junee first began to appear on maps with the outbreak of gold fever in the 1860s and 1880s. But long-term commercial prominence and influence were assured when the regional railway workshops were moved to Junee from Wagga Wagga in the 1880s and the line to Hay was opened.
Junee’s major Victorian and neo-Georgian buildings, such as the railway station and Monte Cristo homestead, date from that period. A magnificent, verandahed colonial home, Monte Cristo was built for Christopher William Crawley in 1884 and is now a privately-owned museum.
The Juneee Wetlands within the town boundaries offers a unique opportunity to study local flora and fauna from the security of a boardwalk. The wetlands also serve as a filter for urban stormwater runoff.
Focal point of Endeavour Park in Kemp Street is a hedge maze designed and planted as Junee's bicentennial community project in 1988. The town's Illabo Clock Museum is also worth a visit.