The 2023 Convoy to the Creek details will be released in the lead-up to the event. 

Check out the 2022 convoy info below for an idea of what to expect.

Who's Up For A Road Trip?

What better way to get to the 2022 Dirt'n'Dust Festival than with our Convoys To The Creek powered by Pickerings from Mount Isa or Townsville. 

The Convoys to the Creek are promoting "Have a Yack in the Outback", in support of mental health in the Outback.

"Have a Yack in the Outback" Road Trips

Pick your start location and join the convoy, its FREE!

Caro's Convoy to the Creek powered by Pickerings - Townsville to Julia Creek

“Caro’s Convoy to the Creek” entices travelling festival goers to stop over, explore and discover the many hidden gems along the Overlander’s Way from Townsville to Julia Creek, with stops in Charters Towers and overnight in Hughenden, then onto Richmond and Julia Creek.

https://www.overlandersway.com/

On the Convoy to the Creek, families in our nearby towns and properties can join in with visitors and have a “Yack in the Outback” and we'll highlight road safety tips and fatigue plans during long road trips.

Join Townsville’s own Caro (AKA Caroline Tahana), The Block contestant, master budgeter, renovator and Ironman athlete on the Convoy to the Creek from Townsville.

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Townsville Itinerary

THURSDAY APRIL 21ST 2022

TIME  

What's On?

THE LOCATION 

8.00AM   Media Send off for the Caro’s Convoy to the Creek powered by Pickerings - Free Coffee Pickerings Mitsubishi - 688 Sturt St Townsville
9.00AM   Leave Townsville and travel 136 km to Charters Towers

Have a Yack in the Outback convoy - Have a Yak in the Outback with the mayor.

Meet at Stock Exchange Cafe with Frank Beveridge Mayor of Charters Towers
11.00AM Meet for coffee at Stock Exchange Cafe (Approximately 11am)
Visit Charters Towers | Steeped in Military and Mining History
SHOP 1 76 MOSMAN STREET, Charters Towers City Queensland 4820
12 NOON Go to the Enterprise Hotel for lunch and a cold refreshment or shopping in the main street. Enterprise Hotel www.enterprisehotel.com.au
217 Gill Street, Charters Towers Queensland 4820
1.00PM Travel Charters Towers to Hughenden - 247km about 2.5 hours Hughenden Caravan Park 
2 Resolution St, Hughenden QLD 4821
3.00PM Stop at the Prairie Hotel for a refreshing drink. Prairie - Visit Hughenden
3:30PM   Unpack, set up camp or book into cabins at Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park  Hughenden
5:30PM   Meet Mayor of Hughenden and have BBQ dinner.

Acoustic Mini Concert by Mick Lindsay and DnD artists Open to the public.

Hughenden Recreational Lake or Caravan Park

FRIDAY APRIL 22nd 2022

TIME  

What's On?

Location

7:00AM  Spend time in Hughenden visiting attractions and having breakfast https://www.visithughenden.com.au/ Hughenden
9:00-12AM  Leave Hughenden to travel 115km to Richmond 1.¼ hours Richmond 
10.30AM Meet in Richmond 

Spend time in Richmond visiting attractions https://www.kronosauruskorner.com.au/

Kronosaurus Korner

91-93 Goldring St, Richmond QLD 4822

12.00 NOON Have lunch at Federal Palace Hotel

Host Mayor of Richmond, John Wharton

64 Goldring St, Richmond QLD 4822
1.00 PM Leave Richmond to head to Julia Creek 148kms about 1.5 hours Richmond
2.30 PM Arrive Julia Creek and meet at Corrina's Cafe & Bakery to collect your packs and accommodation keys to check in or set up camp in the designated Convoy to the Creek campsite area. Corrina's Cafe & Bakery 33 Burke Street

Meet up with Mt Isa convoy Julia Creek

3.30 PM Arrive at Dirt n Dust Central for the Greyhound Australia Welcome party. 84 Burke Street Julia Creek (opposite the Puma Roadhouse)

QEM Convoy to the Creek - powered by Pickerings - Mount Isa to Julia Creek via Cloncurry

Join us for a "Yack in the Outback" traveling from Mount Isa through stunning outback scenery all the way to Julia Creek.

It's FREE to join in!  Just register below.

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Mount Isa Itinerary

FRIDAY APRIL 22nd 2022

TIME  

What's On?

THE LOCATION 

8.00AM   Meet at Pickerings Mount Isa dealership

Have a free coffee at Little T Creative pop up coffee cart

Pickerings Mount Isa, 59-65 West Street
9.30AM   Leave Mount Isa and drive 65km to Fountain Springs rest area
10.30AM Head 60km to Cloncurry and stop at the Leichhardt Hotel 11 Scar Street Cloncurry for a bite of lunch.

Lunch from 12 noon.

1:00PM Farewell Cloncurry and drive 1 ½ hours to Julia Creek on the Flinders Highway.
2.30PM Arrive Julia Creek and meet at Corrina's Cafe & Bakery to collect your packs and accommodation keys to check-in or set up camp in the designated Convoy to the Creek campsite area. Corrina's Cafe & Bakery 33 Burke Street
3.30PM Arrive at Dirt n Dust Central  for the Greyhound Australia Welcome party. 84 Burke Street Julia Creek (opposite the Puma Roadhouse)

Convoy Registration

Please complete the registration form below to join one of our convoys.

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