Attractions

‘At the Creek’ – Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre & Interpretive Centre

‘At the Creek’ , the proud winner of the 2015 & 2017 Outback Queensland Tourism Association’s and Queensland Information Centre’s Associations Centre Awards for excellence in service, is located in town, diagonally opposite the Post Office. Here you will be able to wander   through the historic fettler’s cottages and experience the many interactive videos and historic images – all in air conditioned comfort! Get a taste of what it’s like to live, work and play in the McKinlay Shire and Julia Creek in todays world, but then take a step back in time to get an idea of what it was like many years ago.

Make sure you’re there for the daily feeding of the feisty little dunnart – a carnivorous marsupial with a lot of cheeky personality. Feeding times are 10am and 3pm. Visit the web site below for more information.

The Centre has a shaded outside area with ‘Moon Rock’ tables and chairs set on lush grassed areas. There are also restrooms for visitors, including a wheelchair accessible ramp and toilet.

Opening hours
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5.00pm (all year)
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 1.00pm (during Apr – Sept)
P: (07) 4746 7690  E: tourism@mckinlay.qld.gov.au Wwww.atthecreek.com.au
 
http://www.facebook.com/JuliaCreekVisitorInformationCentre

Located in Julia Street, behind the Civic Centre. The Opera House showcases a large historical photo gallery of the life and times of Julia Creek and McKinlay Shire spanning over the last 100 years.. Open Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm.

Julia Creek Town Tours

Each Wednesday from June until August, jump on the bus for a Julia Creek Town Tour. The tours pride themselves on sharing information that you cannot find in travel brochures or on Google. You will have to come along for yourself to see what they’re all about. Seats are strictly limited so bookings at the Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre are critical. $10 per person.

Nature Trail

Located behind the Julia Creek Caravan Park, the circuit takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. Along this circuit you will find an abundance of local birds and wildlife, best seen early in the morning and late afternoon. Grab a free copy of the bird list from the Information Centre. We do recommended you wear closed in shoes, slip on sunscreen, slap on a hat and take a bottle of water……..and of course your camera!

Julia Creek Historical Walk

Obtain a map from At the Creek and spend a few hours walking the 36 signposted historical sites of Julia Creek township – you’ll be amazed at what you might learn!

World War II Bunkers

The remains of a Directional Finding Installation can be seen at the western edge of Julia Creek, near the sale yards and livestock facilities. It consisted of two structures, of which the square remaining one was the machinery shed. Another rounded structure housed high frequency directional finding equipment. This installation was one of a series which spread from southern Queensland, through the north and across the Northern Territory. Their purpose was to assist pilots who may have flown off course, which could happen in war time when other pressures took precedence. The pilot could use the plane instruments to locate the directional beams from these installations, and then get back on course.

Water Tower

Opened in 1971, the water tower is wine glass-shaped and stands 30 metres tall. 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.

Duncan McIntyre Museum

Travel through history at the Duncan McIntyre Museum located in the main street of Julia Creek. On display is a Willy’s Jeep Truck, machinery, moon rocks, fossils from the Eromanga Sea and much more. Discover the significance of the wool industry and telecommunications challenges. Entry is free.

Julia Creek Swimming Pool

Located across the road from the Caravan Park, the Julia Creek Swimming Pool is a great community facility with 25m 6 lane lap pool, kids’ pool and toddlers’ water play area. The pool is heated during winter. Check pool noticeboard for seasonal opening hours. $2 for adults. $1 for children.