A Junee couple have sold the iconic Junee Rail Carriage B&B, bought a caravan, and are hatching plans for their grey nomad retirement once state borders open up again.
Allan and Diane Tucker turned the old rail carriage into a small bed and breakfast eight years ago, but they had no idea it would become one of Junee's most famous tourist attractions.
"We were only going to do it as a hobby but it became a full blown business; it turned out to be a wonderful experience for people," Diane said.
"We had people from all over the world, from England, France, Germany, and all over Australia. We loved it."
Their most loyal customers were a group of avid motorbike riders from Canberra, who have visited the B&B every year for the past seven years to attend the local Can Assist fundraiser.
She has also come to know several young families who make return trips so their children can run around the property and feed the nearby goats.
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Allan said he would miss chatting with the visitors, taking them around Junee, and boasting about what the town has to offer.
"Meeting people from every walk of life and showing them around is the key. You've got to be a little bit out-there and tell people what's around town," he said.
"They thoroughly enjoy it and they say "can we stay for another night?" That's the beauty of this place. That's what kept us going for as long as we did."
The two of them will be passing on the B&B to another couple Adam Lunn and Stacey Ross, who will be gradually reopening the business, first to Riverina visitors and then to outsiders once restrictions ease.
Mr Lunn lived in Junee as a schoolboy, but decided to return from Wollongong after 20 years in order to settle down and live the laid-back Junee lifestyle with their four kids.
"I'm coming home, setting up for retirement, looking for a bit of a change. The kids are growing up and need space. This place had a bit more of that lifestyle we want to give the kids," Mr Lunn said.
"We can't wait to put it to good use once corona settles down."
Ms Ross said she was looking forward to reopening the B&B and meeting some of the long-time visitors.
"We're looking forward to a new venture, seeing some new people on their travels, and getting to hear all of their stories," she said.