Tully, Qld

Tully is on Bruce Highway (A1)

Tully Attractions

Murray Falls

These falls are among the prettiest in North Queensland with their 30 metre drop, spectacular sculptured rocks and crystal clear rock pools all of which are easily viewed from an accessible platform. A 1 kilometre up-hill walk, through lush rainforest, is rewarded with views of the falls and surrounding valley from the safety of decking. A river boardwalk provides safe access to the foot of the falls. There are picnic facilities, including barbecues, making it a great place to spend the day relaxing, swimming and bushwalking.

From the north, turn west off the Bruce Highway, 14.5 kilometres south of Tully and kilometres north of Cardwell onto Upper Murray Road. Travel another 22 kilometres to the falls which are well signposted. The road is bitumen except for the last 3 kilometres.

From the south, turn west off the Bruce Highway, 22 kilometres north of Cardwell onto Bilyana Road. Travel another 20 kilometres to the falls along Middle Murray Road then Murray Falls Road.


The Big Gumboot

Erected in 2003, the Tully Golden Gumboot has attracted many visitors to the town. The Gumboot is 6.1 metres long and 7. 9 metres high, as high as the highest annual rainfall in a populated area of Australia, which occurred in 1950. The gumboot has a internal spiral staircase to the top of the boot, that allows a view of the town from the viewing platform and is adorned with an oversized fiberglass green tree frog clinging to the lip of the boot. Beside the Big Gumboot there is a museum that outlines the history of the town's floods and the current rainfall of the year. Don't leave Tully without taking a photo next to this Queensland 'Big Thing'.

Turn west off the Bruce Highway onto Butler Street (signposted to Tully). The Big Gumboot is 550 metres on the right. You can't miss it.

Tully Sugar Mill

This mill was established in 1925 and is one of Queensland's super mills, capable of crushing sugar cane at a rate of more than 700 tonnes per hour. In 2002 the Tully Sugar Mill crushed more than 2.5 million tonnes of cane and produced over 300,000 tonnes of top quality raw sugar. When you visit the Sugar Mill you will learn about the growing, harvesting and processing of sugar cane into raw sugar, molasses and other by-products. There are daily tours during the crushing season, which extends from mid June to mid November each year. The tours take between 1.5 - 2 hours and can be booked at the Tully Information Centre. Bookings are essential. Make sure you wear closed-in shoes and at least a short sleeve top (No vests). Children under 7 years of age are not permitted.

Turn west off the Bruce Highway onto Butler Street (signposted to Tully). After 600 metres turn left, almost opposite the Big Gumboot onto Hort Street. The entrance to the Sugar Mill is directly ahead after 60 metres.


This page last reviewed on 6 Dec 2016