Must see and dos in Julia Creek, Queensland

East of Cloncurry on the Overlander’s Way, Julia Creek have made tourism their business, an RV Friendly Town that welcomes travellers, offering fun ‘bucket-list’ activities for all. It was the combination of a soak in hot springs and seeing a little native marsupial that made sure this location was a stopover night. 

Book to see the dunnart feeding at the visitor centre, daily at 10am and 2pm
(weekdays only from November to March). I didn’t know what a dunnart was – but
this rare little critter, and the promise of an artesian bath, kept us here overnight.

That’s not all this award-winning visitor centre, called “At the Creek”, offers. 

We wandered around the beautiful courtyard, with inscriptions and artwork, as well as
little cottages filled with fascinating stories of locals and their history.

The artesian baths were a thrill, more so because they were closed due to COVID, and I discovered that they reopened the day before our arrival. Visit the Caravan Park for this experience and a private bathhouse to ‘take the waters’. Take your pick between the new bathhouses…

…or the older style bath houses, like this…

I highly recommend their cheese platter (an optional extra) and BYO beverages for a
relaxing soak, gazing at the sunset.

We stocked up on groceries, enjoyed a meal at the pub (there are two supermarkets), I also indulged in other retail therapy in the couple of shops available.

We made time for the pool. Staying at the caravan park, meant it was free! 

The waterslides were a fun way to spend time with our youngest.

Julia Creek has two pubs as well, both an easy walk from the Caravan Park – and not so far from the RV Stop. 

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