Surrounded by bananas, sugar cane plantations and world-heritage rainforest, Tully is one of the greenest and wettest towns in Australia.
Tully’s landmarks are scenic Mt Tyson and the Golden Gumboot, a 7.9m tourist attraction celebrating the record-breaking year that 7900mm of rain fell on the town.
The Tully region is the nation’s banana heartland. Cane is also a major employer and the Tully Sugar Mill is another of the town’s landmarks.
Established in the 1920s as a sugar town, Tully’s mill now processes about two million tonnes of cane each year. During the crushing season (June to December), offering daily guided tours through the season.
Mt Tyson towers 640m over Tully and the climb to the top is rewarded with a magnificent view of the region and its nearby coastline.
The Tully River is one of the best white-water rafting spots in Australia, with grade 3-4 rapids and stunning views of world heritage-listed rainforest. A sealed road leads to the Kareeya Hydo power station. Camping is available at Tully Gorge National Park, 50km west of Tully.
Things to see and do…
- White Water Rafting
- Climb the Golden Gumboot
- Visit Tully Gorge
- Swim at Alligators Nest
- Tour the Tully Mill
- Horseriding at Reinsdown
- Climb Mt. Tyson
- Tully Heritage Walk
- Kayak Banyan Creek
With its strong agricultural industries, Tully is a popular base for working backpackers with jobs usually available all year round. For the traveller, Tully has a good range of shops, supermarkets, banks, vehicle repairers and medical services including a hospital.
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