The Junkyard

21 Aug

And you thought you had some junk…..

This place really takes the prize. Set on acerage in the Hawkesbury The Junkyard is a fossikers ideal day out. There is junk for as far as the eye can see. It almost looks like a rubbish dump or a car scrapyard except for the amazing array of salvaged goods on offer. Half a dozen trains in varying degree of decay, old buses filled to the brim with appliances and clothes, sheds and barns (some that could possibly be heritage listed) chock full of books, furniture and tools. Out in the open and at the mercy of the weather lie piles and piles of gates, tiles, bikes and hundreds of kitchen sinks.

They stock a dizzying range of items, just about everything you could imagine, though I have to wonder what sort of person is on the look out for 100 rusted rabbit traps, 5000 video tapes or mouldy old clothes that have likely been home to rats over the years? 

Like its product range The Junkyard has a diverse customer base. Antique Hunters and collectors love the old petrol pumps and signage. Renovators come seeking building materials. The everyman searching for a spare part that is not manufactured anymore and then there are the tourists who come just to see the spectacle of the place.     

Price wise its a bit all over the place. They probably charge too high for goods stored so badly but it depends on what you’re after and of course how much you are willing to pay for it.

Life size bronze crocodile to scare the kids away from your water feature?

That’ll be $2,000 thanks. 

The Junkyard is located at 11 Bennett Rd Londonderry NSW. 

It’s just off Richmond Rd past the roundabout at South Windsor.

Open 7 days 10am – 4pm, (02) 4572 5211.

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11 Responses to “The Junkyard”

  1. Patricia STARKS May 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    The Junkyard is huge, and yes a bit messy.Not a place you would take young kids, yes they can get hurt!…It can be expensive….but it is one of a kind for some things.
    They are open 10 am to 4 pm sharp! Open every day but TUESDAYS .I love the place, you do need at least one hour to see around, but even then, it’s not enough.
    You can miss, some really amazing stuff.Worth the look, if you do take young children they need to be looked after, the whole time you are there.

  2. ozy June 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Do u still have the wonderland sign.and how much is it..

    • The Hunter Gatherers June 17, 2013 at 9:31 am #

      Ozy you need to contact The Junkyard directly for a price, (02) 4572 5211.

    • Mi55_Vintage October 1, 2013 at 7:10 am #

      Wonderland sign is not for sale. I used to work at Wonderland and was curious for a price. But the lovely old man says not for sale love. Its a beauty though hey :)

  3. Lobby November 27, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Hi guys
    I have a big trailor of crafty wood panels and some steel bit and pieces some of which I got from you guys
    Now I have no time to continue with that hobby and your welcome to collect
    Free from Winston Hills if you want
    Plz advise this week on
    0428922700 SMS ok
    Cheers

    • The Hunter Gatherers November 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      This is not The Junkyard’s website, please contact them directly (02) 4572 5211

  4. Ali January 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    Hi I’m from a medium sized demolition company we come across a lot of salvageable items including antique items,building materials,modern and antique furniture and many other items I was just wondering if you buy these sorts of thing or if you know any one who will be interested in what we have to offer?

  5. Inez January 17, 2014 at 2:42 am #

    Having read this I believed it was very enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this content together.

    I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reasding andd commenting.
    But so what, it was still worrth it!

  6. Fi March 15, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Omg….. I’ve found the perfect place for my projects xxx heading out there for a look and hopefully find just the right pieces xx

  7. Steve April 27, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Are there any old railway tracks

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