TULLY

Water, water and water… There are some great records held by Tully, not the least a mtre of rain in 7.9 mtrs

Tully is also in the cyclone belt and prone more than the other centres for flooding. That said, on our way to Cairns we  felt we could have stayed longer.

The Tully River (previously known as the Mackay River) was named after Surveyor-General William Alcock Tully in the 1870s. The town of Tully was then named after the river (previously it had been known as Banyan).

With an average annual rainfall exceeding 4000 mm (13.1 ft), and the highest ever annual rainfall in a populated area of Australia (7900 mm [25.9 ft] in 1950), Tully is arguably the wettest town in Australia - it also serves as a museum documenting past floods, as well as displaying the current rainfall for the year.

Tully is a sugar town, plus bananas, Mangos and limited  but  a growing tourism factor.

The Tully Churches are of the modern era.

The Hotel s are both heritage and lucky we are told to have survived recent cyclones

The Tully War Memorial is located at the western end of town.

During winter Tully is a great place to visit. Even stay over.

Diary notes

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course