Julia Creek

Julia Creek lies proudly in the heart of the Outback. The region around Julia Creek has traditionally been utilised for sheep and cattle grazing using the Great Artesian Basin to sustain primary productions and the town water supplies.

The distinctive wine glass shaped water tower in Julia Creek acts to cool the artesian water and at 30 metres tall, assists with water pressure.  It is a magnificent site to see!

Julia Creek is home to the endangered Julia Creek Dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi) which is an extremely shy nocturnal hunter found on the Mitchell grass downs.

There is so much more to this beautiful town with a big heart. Come and unearth the understated beauty for yourself.

Bus Townsville to Julia Creek from just $98.80

List of Towns in close Proximity on Bus Qld Routes

  • Hughenden
  • Richmond
  • Cloncurry
  • Mt Isa



  • Water Tower
  • Duncan McIntyre Museum
  • The Julia Creek Opera House
  • Spirit of the Light HorseSculpture - Julia Creek RSL

Visitor Information

34 Burke Street
PO Box 177, Julia Creek, Queensland 4823
Phone: 07 4746 7690
Fax: 07 4746 7005
Email: tourism@mckinlay.qld.gov.au

Cristy Houghton

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.