When our technicians drive to Cloncurry, they will often stop over in Julia Creek to help our many clients in the Shire of McKinlay. With a population of just over 500, we’re proud to say we have well over 100 on our database.
Julia Creek holds the dubious title of being the first European settlement in North Western Queensland. Colloquially known as “The Gateway to the Gulf”, it is the service centre of the surrounding wool and sheep stations and has become a popular stopping point for travelers driving from Townsville to Mount Isa and through to the Northern territory on the Overlander’s Way. It is positioned on the great Artesian Basin which sustains the primary production and town water supplies. It has a tall distinctive wine glass shaped water tower which assists in the water pressure while cooling the water for consumption.
If you’re tired after a long drive, why not book in to one of the private Artesian Bath Houses, Throw in some bath salts or even some bubbles and allow the stresses of the day melt away while you enjoy the great views.
Make sure you time your visit to enjoy the many social events on the calendar, especially the annual Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival held every April which includes one of Australia’s toughest triathlons. Don’t miss the Artesian Express Horse Race which is the richest horse race in North West Queensland. Then there’s the PBR Bullride and the iconic Australian’s Best Butt Competition.
Incidentally, Crocodile Dundee was instrumental in making famous the Walkabout Creek Hotel in the small town of McKinlay which is close by, a popular tourist attraction.
The team at The Computer Workshop Group are very proud to be involved in this tight knit community on the road to Cloncurry, Mount Isa and beyond.
If you’re one of the few ion the area who don’t know us already, give us a call on 1 300 775 442 and find out how we can “Make IT Happen” for you.