Tully is a small township located in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Positioned right in the heart of the Cassowary Coast Region, Tully is 17kms inland from the coastal villages of Mission Beach.
While the industries that drive the local economy are predominantly agricultural, Tully’s ideal location and beautiful surroundings, make it an excellent central base for tourists visiting Far North Queensland.
Tully has a population of 2500 and is located in the Wet Tropics region of Far North Queensland – 209kms north of Townsville and 140kms south of Cairns.
It is a working country town with a welcoming multicultural community and excellent facilities for shopping, education and health services. Like much of Tropical North Queensland, Tully offers a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle in a beautiful green environment.
With an annual rainfall of more than 4,000mm, the town is known as one of the wettest places in Australia. The availability of a dependable, quality water supply may be an advantage for a manufacturing business looking to relocate.
In the FNQ Regional Plan the urban area around Tully has been expanded through the urban footprint to offer alternative development areas.
Light industrial land is available within the town area.
Places To See
The idea of a Big Gumboot to enhance Tully’s image and welcome visitors was embraced by Tully community bodies in 1997. The Tully Rotary and Lions Clubs obtained funding and donations from various sources. The boot was designed and fabricated by Brian Newell and...read more
Tully Gorge National Park is 35km west of Tully along the Tully Gorge Road, which is sealed and accessible by conventional vehicles. It is a pleasant drive through agricultural land before entering the rainforest of the national park. The road ends at the Kareeya...read more
This picturesque picnic area with a cool fresh water swimming hole is nestled within World Heritage rainforest and is part of Tully Gorge National Park. The swimming hole is 7km from Tully and amenities include a sheltered picnic area with a barbecue, toilets and a...read more
Tully Heads Tully Heads is situated at the mouth of the Tully River just 21kms from Tully. Googarra Beach runs between the Tully River and the Hull River, giving beautiful views of the Family Group of Islands and Hinchinbrook Island. The township has a caravan park...read more
Early pioneers planted the first cane in the Tully District during the 1860’s and 70’s and cane was initially crushed at small on-farm mills. The Tully Sugar Mill was built in the 1920’s to service the developing sugar cane industry. Today the mill is a major employer...read more
Situated next to the Golden Gumboot, the Lions Park has a picnic shelter with a free gas barbecue. The park is family friendly with a fully fenced playground and a large grassy area for games or just running around. Located in the park is the Tully District Italian...read more
Things To Do
Everyone has a dream but not everyone’s dreams are fulfilled. José Paronella’s dream was to build a castle. He chose a special part of Australia and created Paronella Park. On 5 Hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, picnic area by the falls, tennis...read more
Mt Tyson is situated to the west of Tully and overlooks the town. The summit is 640 metres high with Scout Rock at 570m providing a lookout over Tully and the surrounding district. There is a walking track to Scouts Rock and the summit that takes 2-3 hours return. The...read more
Skydiving at Mission Beach is an exhilarating, adrenalin pumping, unforgettable adventure that will leave you feeling high (14,000ft high!) – even after your feet have touched the ground! Skydive Mission Beach's professional and qualified tandem skydive masters will...read more
Experience the World Heritage Rainforest while navigating the white water rapids of the mighty Tully River. Each raft is controlled by a highly trained river guide who teaches you the correct techniques during the day and who will share with you the history and...read more