Julia CreekJune 5, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C
A peaceful evening at Julia Creek! A dog for a scarf!!
A peaceful evening at Julia Creek! A dog for a scarf!!
Our last day at Julia Creek!
We saw this amazing sculpture of a horse which was made out of old machinery parts for the Julia Creek Memorial.
We decided to stay in the little town of McKinlay on our way to Mt Isa. McKinlay’s only claim to fame is that it is the site of the pub used in the Crocodile Dundee movie. The pub also serves as the towns only caravan park.
What a brilliant night we had! We were entertained by a group of musicians who happened to be performing at the pub for just one night. A few of the tourists passing through the little town also did impromptu performances. We had a lot of laughs, did a lot of dancing and had one or two drinks until midnight. It was a memorable night.🍺🍸🍷🎸Read more
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 xxRead more
We headed off from our rest area stopover last night after I prepared dinner in the thermal cooker - osso bucco snd some rice.
We drove the recently sealed Kynuna-Julia Creek road, finding it to be utterly flat and devoid of trees. Lucky for us we had our podcast, 6 part series ‘Wrong Skin’ for company.
After around 2.5 hours and a quick stop for fuel in Kynuna, we arrived in Julia Creek and set up our caravan on a drive through site in the caravan park. This is our first time in a caravan park this trip and first time on power.
As we set up we revelled in the aircon - very welcome with the temperature hovering around 33 degrees.
As Gadi continued to set up outside, I prepared a veggie frittata which I cooked on the Weber, with some toasted homemade sourdough rye bread.
We took it in turns to take a refreshing dip in the cold 25 metre local pool directly across the road from where we are staying. Then at 6pm we had our 45 minute soak in the hot tub out the back of the caravan park. What a lovely experience, provided free if you are staying here. We enjoyed a platter of cheese, dips, olives and crackers and a bottle of bubbly while we soaked in lovely warm artesian water. Cadbury was his usually sooky self and cried while he was tied up even though he was with us at the baths.
Back to the caravan to relax. After our cheese platter we weren’t very hungry, but eventually ate a late dinner of that osso bucco snd rice I’d started cooking this morning.
We will stay here a few nights, so time to explore tomorrow.
Night night xxRead more
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
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.Read more
Day 3 here at Julia Creek, great spot to rest and chill out, walked down to the Main Street on the morning and had a look in the shops, found some nice timber products but just a bit too big for us to bring home, Teresa picked up a couple of cookbooks from the newsagents in stead. Spent the day doing a few jobs on the van and car, back down the street in the car to pick up beer the super important job as Iron Jack beer is hard to get up here in the far north got the last slab 😁👍 school holidays have started and the park is full again tonight, happy hour time now 🍻 cheers !Read more
Home of Sue Tilley's Light Horseman at the RSL and the Dirt'n'Dust triathlon.
Sue Tilley's Brolgas 💗 part of her growing Western Queensland collection.
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