At the Creek
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.
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.
Spirit on 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.
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.