Things to Do - Julia Creek Things to Do - Julia Creek

At the Creek  

Make 'At the Creek', your first stop when visiting Julia Creek. Located on the main street, 'At the Creek' is a multi award winning Visitor Information Centre that offers an outstanding selection of travel information brochures, maps and an array of souvenirs that can only be found in Julia Creek. Our friendly local staff are dedicated to helping you experience and enjoy all that Julia Creek, the McKinlay Shire and Outback Queensland has to offer.
This tourist attraction engages in many audio and visual displays that focus on the themes of water, country and people. The centre is housed in historic railway fettler's cottages and provide an authentic snapshot of Outback living. We value our authenticity. You will leave feeling a genuine connection to our people, history, land and our way of life. 'Beneath the Creek', the latest attraction at the centre, provides a hands-on interactive journey through many facets of life in the McKinlay Shire. Make sure you're there for the daily Live Dunnart feeding show. "Duncan" and "Donald" the Dunnarts are real characters. Where else in the world do you get to meet a cute but crazy little dunnart?

See the feisty dunnarts in action!

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Duncan McIntyre Museum

The Duncan McIntyre Museum houses countless relics synonymous with our region's past. On proud display is decommissioned machinery, fossils from the Eromanga Sea 110 million years ago and a display saluting Julia Creek's prevalent wool heritage... and much more. Entry is free.

Opera House
Located in Julia Street, behind the Civic Centre. The Opera House is a historical photo gallery of the last 100 years in and around Julia Creek. Open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm (weekends: April - September)

Nature Trail
Located behind the caravan park. The circuit takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. An abundance of local birds and wildlife can be seen in the early morning and late afternoon. Obtain a bird list from the information centre.

Water Tower
Opened in 1971, the water tower is wine glass shaped and stands 30m. It has the capacity to hold 100,000 gallons of water and stands above one of Julia Creek's bores. Not only does it serve to provide good water pressure in the town, but also allows the water to cool. Artesian water is often too hot to use when it comes out of the ground, and most houses in Julia Creek have tanks to allow for cooling. A blue light illuminates the Water Tower at night creating a striking visual effect.

Spirit of the Lighthorse Sculpture

Standing proud at the Julia Creek RSL, Samson, the major sculpture was created by artist Sue Tilley from a range of vintage metal objects collected locally. Samson, together with the surrounding Light Horse Brigade silhouettes, form a prominent tribute to the spirit of the ANZACs.

Julia Creek Historical Walk
Walk the 36 sign posted historical sites around Julia Creek Township. Obtain a map and brochure from the information centre.

Cruiser Bikes

If you're staying at the Caravan Park or RV Site, why not jump on one of the free cruiser bikes and head up town for some shopping or some sight seeing? The bikes are free to use.

Julia Creek Swimming Pool

Cool off in the Julia Creek Swimming Pool located on Julia Street (opposite the Caravan Park). It's a 25 metre lap pool, but also has a kid's pool and water park and is heated in Winter.

World War II Bunkers
The remains of a Directional Finding Installation can be seen at the western edge of Julia Creek, near the airport. It consisted of two structures, the square remaining one which was the machinery shed. Another rounded structure housed high frequency directional finding equipment. This installation was one of a series which spread from South to North Queensland and across to the Northern Territory. Their purpose was to assist pilots who may have gone off course. The pilot can use his instruments to locate the directional beams from these installations and then get back on course.