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Julia Creek

Julia Creek is located on the Overlander's Way, the main route from Townsville that runs west to Mount Isa and on to Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Julia Creek started to grow when the railway line was extended in February 1908. The town was named after the niece of Donald McIntyre, the first European settler in the area. An interesting collection of memorabilia can be found at the Donald McIntyre Museum in Burke Street.

The district’s main industries are cattle, sheep, and mining at BHP Cannington. Julia Creek is a major stock trucking and cattle sales centre. Its impressive saleyards are fitted with lighting for night loading and unloading.

The area is home to a rare and endangered marsupial, the Julia Creek Dunnart. Because of their nocturnal habits and timid natures, glimpses of the dunnart are rare.

While visiting Julia Creek why not visit the Proa Redclaw Farm. The 12 ponds use artesian water, some containing up to 16,000 redclaw. Self-drive tours are available.

Julia Creek has many sporting and social events on its calendar that are a major feature of the town's lifestyle. The annual Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival is held annually in April and includes one of the major triathlon events, the Artesian Express Horse Race (the richest horse race in the north west), at PBR Bullride and Australia's Best Butt Competition.

While in the area, take the time to visit Punchbowl Waterhole and Sedan Dip. On the Flinders River approximately 45 kilometres north-east of Julia Creek, the Punchbowl is an excellent spot for swimming, fishing and picnicking. Sedan Dip is on the Cloncurry River, on the Beef Road to Normanton, 100 kilometres north of Julia Creek.

In the late afternoon take a stroll along the nature trail at the back of the caravan park to enjoy the wonderful birdlife or enjoy watching the sunset while relaxing in the caravan park's naturally heated artesian spa after a long day's travel.

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
Queensland
Australia

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Mothers Day High Tea

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From AU$30 - 46.50
14 May 2017
Treat Mum to a special High Tea Lunch at this 125 year old Victorian style country house manor. Doors open at 12pm with Mum being welcomed by a glass of sparkling then seated at tables of eight to 10 before partaking in a buffet style High Tea of savoury and sweet delights on silver high tea stands.
From AU$70 - 76.5
1 July 2017
Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Country House Manor, have become a popular annual event in Warwick. They are held every Saturday night and include a three course set dinner, four hour beverage package, Christmas trivia, secret Santa and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July Dinners.

Historic Leyburn Sprints

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19 August 2017
The Historic Leyburn Sprints will once again return to the streets of Leyburn for the twenty-second running! Over 200 cars will race around the idyllic country town of Leyburn, vying for trophies over 20 classes, as well as outright placings.

Winter Long Lunch

Toowoomba Area
From AU$80 - 80
18 June 2017
Join them to for a winter long lunch in the paddock this June to celebrate beef and local produce. They will be raising money for multiple sclerosis research. A cash bar will be available, selling local beer, wine and soft drink.

Jumpers and Jazz in July

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Free Entry
20 July 2017
Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers. live jazz, tastes of country cuisine nad a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland's quirkiest festival, the event has been stages annually since 2004.
From AU$5.00 - 50.00
23 October 2017
Every year for the last full week in October horsemen and women Australia wide gather for seven days of premier Campdrafting. This uniquely Australian sport involves strong horsemanship skills as man and horse work cattle.
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