At the Creek
‘At the Creek’ is a multi-award winning Visitor Information and Interpretative Centre in Julia Creek. ‘At the Creek’ engages many audio and visual displays housed in historical fettlers cottages that focus on the themes of water, country and people. The Centre is aimed at all age groups, to help visitors experience what it is like to live, work and play in the McKinlay Shire.
New to the Centre is our ‘Beneath the Creek’ experience, a world class attraction to the North West. Visitors can interact with the natural resources of our land and explore the geological and geographical features that have shaped our regions past.
The highlight of ‘At the Creek’ is the nocturnal viewing area for endangered species, the Julia Creek Dunnart. Visitors can see the feisty character in action and audio links give an educational background to the lifestyle of the threatened species. Amongst the moon rocks and through the dunnart den, kids can enjoy a treasure hunt to ultimately find the secret of the creek!
See the endangered, but feisty, Julia Creek Dunnart live in action!
Check out the At the Creek website www.atthecreek.com.au
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 (April - September)
Located behind the caravan park. The circuit takes approximately 45mins 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.
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.
Julia Creek Historical Walk
Walk the 36 sign posted historical sites around Julia Creek Township. Obtain a map and brochure from the information centre.
World War 2 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.