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