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Julia Creek

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  • Day20

    Cloncurry and Julia Creek

    May 10 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    We spent 2 nights each at Cloncurry and Julia Creek. Second time in Cloncurry we were here before going to Karumba. This time we did the tourist thing. We went to Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and museum and also John Flynn Place Museum. So much to see.
    On to Julia Creek, I must admit I really did like this town. When booking the caravan park found out that Camerata was coming to town (QLD Chamber Orchestra). That was Thursday night and then campdraft was on the next 3 nights. We went to the Duncan McIntyre Museum and WW1 Memorial site at the RSL. The number of men from the region that enlisted is mind boggling. Of course we did visit the pub. Sometimes I think we are on a very large pub crawl.
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    Love the orchestra [Carol]

    5/15/21Reply
     
  • Day36

    Julia Creek

    May 29 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Julia Creek is a small outback Queensland town with a population of approximately 500. It is a service center for the surrounding wool, sheep and cattle properties and today is increasingly a stopping point for travellers between Townsville and Mount Isa.
    The Julia Creek Dunnart, a small nocturnal mouse-sized marsupial, is listed as critically endangered. Yes ! Julia Creek does have an actual creek, ( In pic) and a Julia Street which has a dog park , kind of funny as our Julia loves her doggies 😁
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    Alisha Grant

    Julia would love that dog Park!

    6/3/21Reply
     
  • Day27

    Day 27

    June 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Time to move again today a bit further east, 140kms to Julia Creek good road a little bit lumpy and bumpy got into town at 10:30 just winging it at the caravan park as you have to book, no probs got a good spot with a concrete pad staying 3 days here. Great place the van park is super clean and the whole town is very well presented, wandered down the street all the shops you need picked up a couple of souvenirs at the newsagent. Another cracker of a day 27 degrees with a slight breeze, probs the most flies we have encountered for the trip so far but not as bad as home on a hot day.Read more

  • Day28

    Day 28

    June 24, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Sunday bacon and eggs to start the day, very warm today 30 degrees we went to the info centre to check out the Dunnart feeding, only local to this area they are a descendent of the Tasmanian tiger. They are a little rat looking with some dog features only the size of a small rat, super fast very hard to get a good photo of the little buggers. When we were finished there we took a long walk around town and found a little museum to check out. Artesian bath time at 6 tonight, free when you stay at the van park, what a fantastic setup 2 old style baths hot artesian water in a galvanised water tank with views out into the never never and a great sunset, drinks and the tunes all good 👍
    State of origin game 2 tonight, fairly noisy crowd at the camp kitchen to watch nsw take the win, pizza on the Weber great night.
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    Kim Schick

    This looks tough!

    6/27/18Reply
     
  • Day22

    Julia Creek Day 2 and 3

    August 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Day 2: Went back to the information Centre and watch the feeding of the Dunnarts. They are nocturnal, carnivorous marsupials that are endemic to Australia. They're sometimes mistakenly called marsupial mice. Bought a pair of bathers ($55) in readiness for our soak in the bore water tubs.
    Day 3: Judy did a couple of loads of washing, checked tyre pressures of van. Had a look at war memorial display of those from Julia Creek that served in WW I. Had our soak in the Hot Bore water tubs.
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  • Day36

    Last Day at the Creek

    September 24, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    No idea where the time went today, but after washing our bed linen and towels, and putting blankets and doonas outside in the sun, we ended up cleaning inside and outside our little home on wheels as everything has a layer of dust on it!

    In the late afternoon we both went for a swim in the refreshingly cold pool followed by our last artesian bath experience. We again brought along a bone to keep Cadbury occupied, and it worked for the most part.

    Once again it was lovely to watch the magic of ‘golden hour’ bathe the bare plain in front of us in a golden hue. Truthfully, the view was so surreal it appeared more like a painting than a scrubby field.

    We dragged ourselves out reluctantly and went back to our little home on wheels to make a bbq dinner (on the Weber of course).

    Night night from Julia Creek xx
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    Bernie Weberruss

    Hole on wheels.?

    9/26/18Reply
    Zo-Mobil Zooms Across Oz

    Thanks for the editing ;)

    9/26/18Reply
     
  • Day21

    Julia Creek

    August 9, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Drove to Kununa and had a coffee in the Blue Heeler Hotel. Met more cattle on the road between Kynuna and Julia Creek. Booked into Caravan Park and was welcomed by the Park manager Phil. Went to the info centre after lunch in the caravan and a coffee at a cafe. Watched a virtual reality show of cattle mustering.Read more

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Julia Creek, JCK