No matter where you’re coming from there’s an easy route to get to Julia Creek for the Dirt n Dust Festival! Whether you prefer to road trip, catch the coach, fly or even jump on a train we’ve got all the options for you to join us on 22nd April.
Up for a road trip? Julia Creek is easily accessible by heading west along the legendary Overlanders Way, the ultimate driving adventure following in the footsteps of the driving pioneers who moved cattle from the wild Kimberley ranges in the outback to the bustling coastal markets on the tip of the Great Barrier Reef.
If you’re really gung ho you could do it in a day, but why not make a time of it and join Caro’s Convoy To The Creek to travel with good company and have a good yack in the outback along the way. You’ll join Townsville’s own Caro (aka Caroline Tahana), The Block contestant, master budgeter, renovator and Ironman athlete, to explore and discover the many hidden gems along the Overlander’s Way.
The two day convoy will park up overnight in Hughenden, where you’ll be able to join a BBQ dinner provided by local community groups and be treated to an exclusive mini acoustic concert by none other than Mick Lindsay (our entertainment headliner!) and other great DnD artists.
You’ll need to register ahead of time to join the convoy, setting off from Pickering’s Townsville at 9am on Thursday 21st April!
If you’re more of a solo adventurer, you can check out our self-drive itinerary to put together your own trip, following the Overlanders Way. Why not take your time and explore a few of the other great outback towns along the way! From ghosts to dinosaurs, you may be surprised what you find.
Feel like hitting the road but don’t wanna do the drive yourself? Catch the coach with Greyhound Australia and head straight to central Julia Creek. Check out Greyhound Australia’s timetable to check your travel times and book your seat to Julia Creek!
If road tripping ain’t ya thing, there are flight and train options to get you here! Check out your flight options from REX Airlines, with services operating three days per week you can book your flights through the REX Airlines website. Or why not jump on The Inlander train, operating between coastal Townsville and the mining centre of Mount Isa with a stop in Julia Creek. The station is located within walking distance of the Julia Creek town centre. To check the timetable and book tickets visit Queensland Rail.
Just down the road in Mount Isa? You can still join a Convoy, with the QEM Convoy To The Creek setting off on the morning from Pickerings Mount Isa on Friday 22nd April. Grab your free coffee before you set off, with a group stop in Cloncurry along the way for lunch and a cuppa to break the trip. When you arrive in Julia Creek you’ll also be able to camp with your new mates in the dedicated Convoy To The Creek camping area (bookings essential). As with the convoy from Townsville, you’ll need to register ahead to join!
For the non-drivers there are a range of options to get you out to the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival! Greyhound Australia runs coaches to central Julia Creek, check out the coach timetable to check your travel times and book your seat to Julia Creek! If you’re not one to hit the road, why not fly with REX Airlines. Services operate three days a week, and can be booked through the REX Airlines website.
Train enthusiast? We’ve got you covered too with The Inlander train, operating between Mount Isa and the tourist hotspot of Townsville with a stop in Julia Creek on the way. The station is located within walking distance of the Julia Creek town centre. To check the timetable and book tickets visit Queensland Rail.
For the drive holiday enthusiasts, there are easily accessible highways to Julia Creek from all directions and scenic outback drives to keep you entertained on the way.
If you’re making the trek from Brisbane check out our self-drive itinerary for inspiration to plan your drive through the outback, hitting some of the most iconic outback stops as you make your way up the Matilda Way. Heading west from Brisbane via Roma will join the Matilda Way in Charleville before heading North out to Julia Creek. If you’ve got the time, enjoy a slower paced 7-day trip and explore everything the outback has to offer, or cut out a couple of stops on the way to shorten your road trip!
However you get here, we can’t wait to welcome you back to Julia Creek in less than a month for the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival 2022!
(don’t forget to book your accommodation too – book your camping site today!)