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09 Events Welcome to the McKinlay Shire, the heart of Queensland Outback and Gateway to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The McKinlay Shire is located 650kms west of Townsville, 260kms east of Mount Isa, 510kms south of Karumba and 1630kms north of Brisbane. The Shire’s four towns in Julia Creek, Nelia,

McKinlay and Kynuna make up a population of around 1000 people and cover an area of 40,728 square kilometres. Julia Creek is situated on the Flinders Highway, along the Overlander’s Way between Townsville and Tennant Creek.

Barkly Homestead

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McKinlay Shire encourages visitors to come and experience our outback hospitality.

OVERLANDER’S Way Three Ways

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Air Regional Express Airlines (REX) is the only commercial air service available in McKinlay Shire. REX offers regular flight services every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from the Julia Creek Airport to Townsville and Mount Isa. For schedules and fares call 13 17 13 or visit www.rex.com.au

Road Julia Creek and Nelia are situated on the Flinders Highway between Townsville and Mount Isa. This is a sealed, double lane highway accessible to all vehicles during the dry season.

Ky nuna and McK inlay are situated on the Landsborough Highway between Longreach and Cloncurry. This is a sealed, double lane highway accessible to all vehicles during the dry season. The Julia Creek – Ky nuna Road (115kms) is a one lane, predominantly sealed road. Approximately 6kms is unsealed. Unsealed sections are impassable when wet. The Julia Creek – McKinlay Road (80kms) is a one lane, unsealed road, impassable when wet. The Julia Creek – Burke & Wills Roadhouse (235kms) is a one lane, sealed road.

in McKinlay Shire are no more than 200kms apart. Although most of McKinlay Shire is easily accessible, when driving our roads please take care. It is essential to carefully plan your trip and remember that good preparation and common sense are the keys to a successful journey in Outback Queensland. Some tips to remember: • Ensure you have a good map and plan ahead, including calculating travel times and distances between stops. • Be aware of the next available facilities and services including fuel, water, medical and food supplies. Towns and fuel stops 4

• Take frequent rest breaks and change drivers regularly. • Always carry spares including tyres, water, extra food and a comprehensive first aid kit. • If you encounter gates, they should always be left as they were found. Open gates should be left open and closed gates should be closed after passing through them. • Avoid driving after dark. Slow down and keep a look out especially at dawn and dusk as cattle, kangaroos and other wildlife often congregate alongside the road.

Bus Greyhound Coach Service stops in Julia Creek, McKinlay and Kynuna. Arrival and departure times vary and are subject to change. Check out www.greyhound.com.au for schedules and fares.

Rail Queensland Rail offers one rail service (The Inlander) twice weekly in Julia Creek between Townsville and Mount Isa. Log onto www.queenslandrail.com.au for more information.

• Obey road closure signs.

Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre

• Drive slowly on unsealed roads and take extra care – loose surfaces are unpredictable.

‘At the Creek’ is a multi-award winning Visitor Information and Interpretative Centre in Julia Creek.

• Take care when overtaking road trains (some can be 50m long), heavy vehicles and caravans, and only do so when you can clearly see at least 1km of the road ahead. Be prepared for road trains to move a little from side to side as you overtake. Be aware that dust and stones can be flicked up, potentially damaging your vehicle and obstructing your vision. • If a road train is approaching to overtake you, move over as far as possible to the left and stop if necessary to allow it to overtake.

‘At the Creek’ includes several audio visual displays housed in historical fettlers cottages, visual and tactile communication tools aimed at a range of user groups to help you experience what it is like to live, work and play in the McKinlay Shire and Julia Creek. Opening hours The new addition to the centre ‘Beneath the Creek’ sees the centre Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm going underground to explore the significance of the geological Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm (during April–September) and geographical features that have shaped the region’s past and encourages visitors to think about the management of the land and 34 Burke St, Julia Creek QLD 4823 Ph: (07) 4746 7690  Fax: (07) 4746 7005 its natural resources in a sustainable way. Email: tourism@mckinlay.qld.gov.au Amongst the moon rocks and through the dunnart den, kids can enjoy a treasure hunt to ultimately find the secret of the creek! See the endangered, but feisty, Julia Creek Dunnart in action! Visitors are able to view the live Julia Creek Dunnart being fed from 9.00am – 1.00pm weekdays. Located on the corner of Burke and Julia Street, Julia Creek.

www.atthecreek.com.au Find us on Facebook facebook.com/JuliaCreek VisitorInformationCentre Scan with your smart phone to get more information.

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masterpieces. The Combo Waterhole is linked to the national folk song “Waltzing Matilda” and a monument can be found at the entrance to the park. Walk the 2.5km return circuit to the waterhole along the Diamantina River and have a picnic “under the shade of a coolibah tree”. Camping is prohibited.

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Maronan Station Located west of McKinlay, try your luck at fossicking for gemstones, particularly garnets. Maximum 3 day stay, no open fires.

Opera House Located in Julia Street, behind the Civic Centre. The Opera House showcases a historical photo gallery of the last 100 years in and around Julia Creek. Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm.

Nature Trail Located behind the Caravan Park, the circuit takes approximately 60 minutes 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. It is recommended to wear closed in shoes and take a water bottle.

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 2 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 glassshaped 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

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McKinlay (Population 20)

too hot to use when it comes out of the ground, and most houses in Julia Creek have tanks to allow for cooling.

Nelia (Population 10) Today, Nelia is a small town 50kms east of Julia Creek, just off the Flinders Highway. The Nelia post office celebrated its centenary in 2009, however is no longer operational. The CWA is still active within the community.

Kynuna (Population 20) Leaving Julia Creek and travelling south for 115kms on a predominantly sealed road through cattle grazing land you will arrive in Kynuna. This small settlement is at the heart of Waltzing Matilda country. Kynuna was first established on the Diamantina River and was gazetted as a town in 1894. Within a few years, Kynuna had a substantial population (up to 700) and once had three bustling country hotels.

Blue Heeler Hotel Built in 1889 as the Kynuna Hotel, it used to be one of three hotels in town. Now the Blue Heeler Hotel is the only hotel in Kynuna and is the only remaining building to have any association with the great Australian folk song, “Waltzing Matilda”. It is said that both the swagman and squatter had their last drinks at the hotel. Banjo Paterson also drank at the hotel. Come in for a cold beer and meet the locals!

Combo Waterhole Combo Waterhole Conservation Park is located 16kms east of Kynuna (dry weather entry only). It is a picturesque place and the overshot dams built by Chinese labourers in 1883 are technical

Leaving Julia Creek and travelling south for 100kms on a unsealed gravel road, McKinlay sprang up in the 1900s when the bore on the edge of the town was sunk to give a permanent water supply and became a service centre for the many surrounding stations. It stayed this way until Julia Creek, boosted by business from the Great Northern Railway became larger and a more convenient centre for the Shire Council which eventually moved to Julia Creek.

Walkabout Creek Hotel Originally known as the Federal Hotel, the pub was built in 1900 and licensed in 1901. The Walkabout Creek Hotel is now famous for being recognised as the pub in the Paul Hogan movie “Crocodile Dundee”. The pub, together with other buildings in the town, were featured in this iconic Australian film.

Centenary Park Pull up for a break at Centenary Park and view the new historical story boards which feature the history of McKinlay. April 2012 marked 150 years since explorer John McKinlay discovered the area. A statue of “Big John” was erected to commemorate the event and can be seen in Middleton Street, across from the Park.

Queensland’s Smallest Public Library Located in Middleton Street, McKinlay, Queensland’s smallest public library is open every Thursday 11:30am – 3:30pm. The library houses a broad range of fiction and non-fiction books. Behind the library is the Centenary Museum, featuring historical photos from McKinlay’s past.

BHP Billiton Cannington Mine Located 87kms south of McKinlay is BHP Billiton Cannington mine site – the world’s largest and lowest cost single mine producer of both silver and lead. Opened in 1997, Cannington was the supplier of silver for the Olympic Games medals in Sydney in 2000 and again for the Beijing Olympics, 2008.

Half Day TRIPS PROA Redclaw Farm SELF-DRIVE TOUR Duncan and Judy Fysh operate Proa Station, located 75kms south east of Julia Creek, and invite you to come and experience an afternoon not to forget. The farm has 12 ponds using artesian water, some containing up to 16,000 Redclaw. Free self-drive tours are available and depart Monday to Friday from ‘At the Creek’ at 1:00pm. Bookings are essential and must be made ‘At the Creek’. Tour is free of charge and includes afternoon tea and a sample of Redclaw.

Punchbowl Waterhole Located on the Flinders River 45kms north east of Julia Creek, follow the entirely sealed road to this lovely recreation area ideal for picnics, fishing and swimming, and bird watching.

Full Day TRIPS Sedan Dip Located 100kms north of Julia Creek, Sedan Dip is an excellent place for fishing, yabbying, swimming, picnics and bird watching. Every year in August, Sedan Dip comes alive for a campdraft, rodeo and horse race meeting. An event not to be missed.

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Julia Creek is home to the rare and endangered Julia Creek Dunnart (Sminthopsis Douglasi). This tiny bright-eyed creature is an insect-eating marsupial, only found in the Mitchell grass downs of North West Queensland. With a body length of 100–120mm and a tail length of 90–100mm, the Julia Creek Dunnart can be distinguished from rats and mice by its size. Unlike rodents, Dunnarts have pointy noses, large rounded ears and dog-like teeth.

Recognised as a Species

Live Dunnart Display

The Dunnart was first documented in 1931 but not recognised as a species until 1979 after examination of four museum specimens revealed them to be a distinct species. A live animal was not seen until 1992 when, with the aid of information provided by locals, seven animals were trapped and another was brought in from a property after being saved from a domestic cat. The species is currently listed as endangered under the IUCN Red list of Threatened Fauna (1996) because of its restricted distribution and the lack of knowledge of its ecology and threatening processes.

In 2012, the McKinlay Shire Council opened to the public a live Julia Creek Dunnart display. This endangered marsupial can be seen at the Julia Creek Information Centre ‘At the Creek’.

The downs country of North West Queensland are typically flat or gently undulating grasslands dominated by Mitchell grass (Astrebla spp) tussocks, with grasses such as Flinders grass (Iseilema sp.) and forbs growing between the tussocks after rain. An aspect of the Julia Creek Dunnart’s habitat that may be essential to its survival in this harsh environment is black soil, where cracks up to 70cms deep develop as the dry season progresses. Julia Creek Dunnarts shelter in these cracks to escape the extreme daytime temperatures then emerge at night to hunt insects and small reptiles. Breeding occurs between October and February, during which time females may produce two litters of young if environmental conditions are

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favourable. Like other marsupials, they have a pouch and give birth to young at a very early stage of pregnancy, at which time the young are permanently attached to the nipple. The pouch contains eight nipples in a circular arrangement allowing each female to carry eight young at a time. Reproduction is timed to coincide with the wet season so that the young are weaned when there is an abundance of insects to feed on and ample vegetation to provide shelter from predators.

Great Artesian Basin The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is one of the largest artesian groundwater basins in the world. It extends 2,400kms from Cape York in the north to Dubbo in the south. At its widest it is 1,800kms from the Darling Downs to west of Coober Pedy. With an area of over 1.7 million square kilometres the Basin underlies approximately one-fifth of the Australian continent. The GAB stores a huge volume of water that is estimated to be 64,900 million megalitres. It is enough water to fill Sydney Harbour 130,000 times. The water supply in McKinlay Shire comes from the Great Artesian Basin. Come and view the “Gift of the GAB” movie in the auditorium ‘At the Creek’.

Fishing North West Queensland has a great variety of fishing sites including rivers, lakes and creeks. The most common fish caught in this region are barramundi, sleepy cod, catfish and redclaw yabbies. McKinlay Shire has several waterholes to try your luck at including Punchbowl Waterhole (45kms from Julia Creek), Sedan Dip (100kms from Julia Creek), Julia Creek (in town), Combo Waterhole (near Kynuna) and Eastern Creek (22kms from Julia Creek). Throw in a line and spend some time exploring this unique region.

Bird watching McKinlay Shire has a variety of bird life throughout the year in various places. The best times to visit are directly after the wet season (from January to June), but an abundance of birds can be found well into the dry season, particularly drier climate species. A guide to Bird watching in McKinlay Shire and a bird list are available from ‘At the Creek’.

January – Australia Day Celebrations April – Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival April – Julia Creek Artesian Express Races May – Julia Creek Campdraft June – McKinlay Races June – Saxby Roundup July, August & November – Julia Creek Races August – Sedan Dip Campdraft, Rodeo & Races October – Cultural Capers October – Julia Creek Western Riding Club Challenge

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust festival The biggest event of the year in Julia Creek is the multi-award winning Dirt n Dust Festival, which features a triathlon, horse races, professional bull ride, Australia’s Best Butt competition, live concerts and novelty events. The event attracts 3,000 people to the small town of Julia Creek in one weekend. Definitely an event not to be missed! For further information visit www.dirtndust.com

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1 At the Creek................(J11) Stop ‘At the Creek’ and say hello as you enter our friendly town. We have an up-to-date range of information brochures and maps covering the local and regional areas. Gain an insight into the way we live in McKinlay Shire. Don’t forget to take a look at the Julia Creek Dunnart. The Dunnart is a small nocturnal marsupial listed as an endangered species.

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Area............................. (O9) Julia Creek is an RV Friendly town and has a designated free camping area alongside the water’s edge of Julia Creek. This area is suitable for self-sufficient RVs and is located 1.3kms on the eastern side of town. Picnic tables, bush cook camps and bins are provided. This is a relaxing area to enjoy some cheese and wine and watch the beautiful Julia Creek sunsets. Please obtain a free permit (valid 96 hrs) from the Visitor Information Centre ‘At the Creek’ 34 Burke Street, Julia Creek, before camping.

3 Water Tower.............(E11) The 30 metre wine glass-shaped water tower has the capacity to hold 454,000 litres of water and stands above the fourth bore that was sunk in Julia Creek. The tower was built in 1971 and i n 2 0 0 4, b l u e l i g h t s w e r e installed creating a visual effect that can be seen at night when approaching town. 4 Nature Trail.. (Start at L6) Take a walk around the Nature Trail and view the wonderful birdlife. Start at the corner of Shaw and Julia Streets and follow the signs behind the tennis courts. 5 Library..................... (H11) Come in and swap a book for free at the local book exchange. Internet access available – charges apply.

6 Opera House............. (J10) Relive the history of Julia Creek through a large collection of photographs dating back a whole century. C Caravan Park Julia Creek Caravan Park...(J7) M Motel Gannon’s Hotel Motel.......(I11) Julia Creek Motel.............(C11) Julia Creek Villas............(M12) H Hotel Gannon’s Hotel Motel.......(I11) Julia Creek Hotel (Top Pub)......................... (J12) Others Places of Interest Ambulance.....................(M10) Cemetery.................(See inset) Churches: Anglican – St Barnabas (L10) Catholic........................(M11) Uniting............................ (J9) Civic Centre..................... (J11) Driver Reviver Stop......... (N11) Fire Station..................... (G12) Hospital.......................... (N11) Information Centre.......... (J11) Library............................ (H11) McIntyre Park.......... (see inset) Medical Centre............... (H12) Police Station...................(L12) Post Office........................(I11) Railway Station................ (J13) RV Friendly Camping Area (free)................................. (O9) Skate Park..........................(L8) State Government Precinct & Court House..(L11) Suncorp Bank...................(I11) Swimming Pool.................. (J8) Tennis Courts / Indoor Sports Centre.................... (K8) Truck Parking..................(C11)

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Julia Creek Motel

Julia Creek Hotel/Top Pub

11 comfortable air-conditioned rooms Off-street parking Room service and breakfast available Free Internet access available Kitchenette, swimming pool in pleasant surroundings 98 Burke Street Julia Creek QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 7305 Fax: (07) 4746 7124

15 air-conditioned rooms Meals available 6 days per week, EFTPOS Cnr Goldring & Julia Streets Julia Creek QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 7727  Fax: (07) 4746 7773

Julia Creek Villas 20 air-conditioned self-contained units Weekly rates available TV, Austar, BBQ area, swimming pool in complex, laundry facilities Homely atmosphere, plenty of off-street parking 2 Burke Street Julia Creek QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 7468 Fax: (07) 4746 7328

Gannon’s Hotel Motel 12 air-conditioned motel rooms with coffee and tea making facilities Excellent off-street parking facilities EFTPOS, TAB, Keno and poker machines Meals available 36 Burke Street Julia Creek QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 7103  Fax: (07) 4746 7603 12

Julia Creek Caravan Park Self-contained units (sleeps 4 & 6) – airconditioned, bathroom, kitchen, dining table, lounge, VAST TV 4 single dongas – air-conditioned, fridge, 20 powered van sites 15 powered sites on grass for motorhomes or camping Large grassed camping area Camp kitchen – communal BBQ, TV, fridge and wash-up facilities Amenities block with 2 x washing machines Waste dump point available for all travellers Spa, public swimming pool and sports centre across the road Well behaved pets are welcome Old Normanton Road Julia Creek QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 7108 www.jccaravanpark.com.au

Corella Creek Outback Budget Country Stay

Walkabout Creek Hotel/Motel/ Caravan Park

Farmhouse style accommodation and bush camping, RV/Van friendly Rooms air-conditioned, Austar/TV, ensuite bathroom, laundry, toilet and kitchenette Hot artesian showers, BBQ and campfire, pets by arrangement Daily sundowns, family country meals, internet, art gallery, historic Post Office, river and creek visits, abundant birdlife and star gazing Location – 2kms off Flinders Highway, 50kms east of Julia Creek / 100kms west of Richmond. 1 Main Street Nelia QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 7555

14 air-conditioned single rooms with shared amenities 10 powered sites Landsborough Highway McKinlay QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 8424  Fax: (07) 4746 8768

Blue Heeler Hotel/Motel/ Caravan Park 5 motel rooms and 12 single dongas – air-conditioned. Powered and unpowered sites Landsborough Highway Kynuna QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 8650 Fax: (07) 4746 8643

Kynuna Roadhouse/ Caravan Park 24 drive-through caravan sites – powered and unpowered Large grassed camping area 2 single dongas – air-conditioned, TV and fridge Shower and toilet facilities, Licensed restaurant, meals available 6.00am – 8.30pm Well behaved pets allowed Landsborough Highway Kynuna QLD 4823 Phone: (07) 4746 8683  Fax: (07) 4746 8871

Julia Creek is an RV Friendly town and has a designated free camping area alongside Julia Creek itself. This area is located 1.3kms on the eastern side of town. With picnic tables provided, this is a great area to relax with some cheese and wine, to watch the beautiful Julia Creek sunsets. Please obtain a free permit from the Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre – ‘At the Creek’ before camping. Permits are valid for 96 hours.

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Kynuna Roadhouse – Kynuna......................................................................................4746 8683 Blue Heeler Hotel – Kynuna.........................................................................................4746 8650 McKinlay Roadhouse – McKinlay................................................................................4746 8472

Emergency Services EMERGENCY – Ambulance, Fire, Police................................................................................ 000 Julia Creek Ambulance – Hospital Lane...................................................................... 4746 7101 Julia Creek Fire Station – Burke Street........................................................................ 4746 7917 Julia Creek Police – Mathews Street.............................................................................4746 7120 Kynuna Police...............................................................................................................4746 8777 McKinlay Police...........................................................................................................4746 8420 Ergon Electricity.............................................................................................................13 10 46 State Emergency Service..............................................................................132 500 / 4746 7206

Service Station and Mechanical Repairs BP Roadhouse – Burke Street........................................................................................ 4746 7178 Crawford & Co – Burke Street..................................................................................... 4746 7011 Felsie’s Mobile Workshop – Byrne Street..................................................................... 4746 7271 Marwill (Tyres) – Burke Street..................................................................................... 4746 7140 RACQ (Breakdown service)..............................................................................................13 11 11 McKinlay Roadhouse...................................................................................................4746 8472 Kynuna Roadhouse......................................................................................................4746 8683

Australia Post – Julia Creek – Burke Street.................................................................. 4746 7147 Booth Pastoral – Burke Street.......................................................................................4746 7666 Coleman’s Drapery/Hairdresser – Burke Street..........................................................4746 7228 Cooleebah Gifts (Pharmacy Depot - no scripts) – Burke Street ................................... 4746 7176 Crawford Painting Contractors – Burke Street............................................................4746 7468 Crawford Plumbing & Gas Fitting........................................................................ 0428 587 845 Elders – Burke Street.....................................................................................................4746 7188 Julia Creek Butchers – Burke Street ...............................................................Ph/Fax: 4746 7301 Julia Creek Hardware – Burke Street...........................................................................4746 7282 Julia Creek Kindergarten – Shaw Street...................................................................... 4746 7279 Julia Creek Library – Burke Street...............................................................................4746 7930 Julia Creek News – Burke Street..................................................................................4746 7322 Julia Creek State School – Burke Street...................................................................... 4746 4444 Lonsdale Building Contractors – Goldring Street....................................................... 4746 7467

Grocery Shops

Marwill Pty Ltd (Electrician) – Burke Street............................................................... 4746 7140

Godiers Friendly Grocer – Burke Street...................................................................... 4746 7201 Julia Creek Foodmart – Burke Street........................................................................... 4746 7193

McKinlay Library – Middleton Street...........................................................................4746 8848

Banking Services Commonwealth Bank Agency (Post Office) – Burke Street.......................................…4746 7147 National Australia Bank Agency (Post Office) – Burke Street….................................. 4746 7147 Suncorp Bank – Burke Street.................................................................................................4746 7688

Medical Services Julia Creek Doctor’s Surgery – Quarrell Street............................................................4746 7159 Julia Creek Hospital – Burke Street............................................................................ 4746 4000 McKinlay Bush Nursing Clinic – Wylde Street, McKinlay.......................................... 4746 8412

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Other Shops and Services

QCWA Hostel – Julia Creek – Burke Street..................................................................4746 7258 QCWA Hostel – McKinlay............................................................................................4746 8695 QCWA Hostel – Nelia................................................................................................... 4746 8614 Queensland Government Agency – Burke Street........................................................ 4746 7162 Ray White Rural – Shaw Street.................................................................................... 4746 7030

Phone Coverage Julia Creek................................................................................................Telstra Next G network Nelia, Kynuna, McKinlay....................................................................No mobile phone coverage

Churches

Dump Point

Anglican – Mathews Street............................................................................................4746 7258 Catholic Presbytery – Burke Street..............................................................................4746 7164 Uniting – Julia Street.....................................................................................................4746 7387

Julia Creek............................................................................................................Hickman Street

Meals

Julia Creek.............................................................Cnr Burke & Julia Street/Australia Post Office

BP Roadhouse – Burke Street........................................................................................ 4746 7178 Gannon’s Hotel/Motel – Burke Street........................................................................... 4746 7103 Julia Creek Hotel (Top Pub) – Goldring Street............................................................4746 7727

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Souvenirs Lotto/Instant Casket Travel Bookings Newspapers/Magazines Fiction/Non-Fiction Paperbacks (esp. Aust Titles)

Julia Creek NEWS 42 Burke Street www.juliacreeknews.COM

JULIA CREEK HOTEL

Julia Creek Villas

TOP SERVICE, TOP MEALS & TOP ACCOMMODATION

2 Burke St, Julia Creek Qld 4823 Ph: 07 4746 7468 Fax: 07 4746 7328 Mobile: 0427 474 674

TOP PUB In fact, that’s what the locals call it - the Top Pub

Completely refurbished five years ago This historic hotel has 13 rooms with ensuite & air-conditioning Lunch & evening meals are prepared by a fully trained chef, 6 days a week, with something on the menu for everyone including the kids The bottle shop has great specials with a wide selection of fine wines & spirits The hotel is cool in summer & warm in winter, with no pokies so it’s a family-friendly hotel. There is always a cold beer & a great meal waiting for you. 33 GOLDRING STREET, JULIA CREEK QLD 4823 PHONE: 07 4746 7727

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MOnday-friday 8am to 5pm SATurday-sunday 8.30am to 12noon

Fully Self-Contained Motel Accommodation - 20 Units - 7 Family Units - 1 Disabled Unit - 12 Double Units Plenty of parking space Home away from home

JULIA CREEK

FRIENDLY GROCER 43 Burke Street

Come in and enjoy our country hospitality. We have all your Grocery and Convenience supplies. Fresh Milk, Bread, Fruit – Veg, Music and DVDs for sale. Real Coffee – Fresh Juice, Real Ham and Chicken on our Sandwiches For those of you keen on our environment, come in and chat with one of Western Queensland’s recognised Naturalists and Photographers, Stephen Malone. His photography is displayed in our shop.

Phone: (07) 47 467 201 Fax: (07) 47 467 316 Stephen Malone Photography www.smalone.com.au

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Cooleebah Gifts

Felsie’s Mobile Workshop

We sell:

- Giftware - Furniture - Electrical Goods - Over the counter pharmacy medication

ABN 55 698 498 129

42–44 Byrne Street, Julia Creek Qld 4823

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL Vehicle Maintenance & Repairs Air Conditioner Repairs & Service Windscreen Fitting Hydraulics Hoses & Fittings Mobile Service

Since the historic Mrs Macs Pharmacy

Paint Garden Outdoor Living Motor Stock/Batteries Tools Also fishing equipment/ home living

Gordon & Kathryn Fels Mobile: 0427 467 271 Ph: 07 4746 7271 Fax: 07 4746 7616 Email: felsies@bigpond.com

Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 8.30am – 12noon

JULIA CREEK FOODMART

AJ & RJ Crawford Painting Contractors

You won’t miss us right in the main street Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 12noon Saturday

45 Burke Street, Julia Creek Qld 4823 Ph: 07 4746 7176

Proa Redclaw Farm

• Proa is a 17,000 acre grazing property running sheep and cattle, and Redclaw since 1999, when owners Duncan and Judy Fysh started building above ground ponds. • Today they have 1.2 hectares of water area in 12 ponds filled by Artesian water, some containing up to 16,000 Redclaw. • Free self-drive tours including afternoon tea are available. Bookings are essential and can be made ‘At the Creek’. Tours operate Monday – Friday, departing the information centre at 1.00pm.

Burke Street, Julia Creek Qld 4823 Ph: 07 4746 7282

Proa is situated 75km via the road South East of Julia Creek on the open downs country

Duncan and Judy Fysh “Proa” Nelia QLD 4816 Phone: 07 4746 8759 Fax: 07 4746 8566

All your painting needs

• Hot Food • Cold Drinks • Hot Beverages • Snacks • Ice • Fresh Produce

• Quality Meat • Phone Credit • Wide variety of Groceries • Garden Supplies • Pool Supplies

OPEN 7 DAYS 6AM TO 6PM Burke Street, Julia Creek Qld 4823 Ph: 07 4746 7193

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2 Burke St Julia Creek Qld 4823 Ph: 07 4746 7468 Mobile: Andy – 0428 636 019 Rita – 0427 474 674

Scott & Michele at the

Julia Creek Motel Home Cooked Meals with a Comfor table, Friendly Atmosphere

DIGITAL TV

BBQ

07 4746 7305

POOL

FREE INTERNET

Western side Po Box 213 - 98 Burke St Julia Creek Qld 4823 of town (Opp. B.P.)

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Julia creek visitor guide 2013