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Tully River, Queensland

#120 of 264 in Nature in Queensland
The Tully River is a river located in Far North Queensland, Australia.
The Tully River rises in the Cardwell Range, part of the Great Dividing Range on the northern boundary of the Kirrama State Forest. The river flows generally north through Lake Koombooloomba and flows over the Tully Falls near and descends through the Tully Gorge within the Tully Gorge National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritagelisted Wet Tropics site. Below the dam wall, the river is joined by five minor tributaries before emptying into the Coral Sea at Tully Heads. The river descends over its 133km course.
The Tully, together with the Herbert and the Burdekin rivers, were part of the proposed Bradfield Scheme to divert the upper reaches of the three rivers west of the Great Dividing Range and into the Thomson River designed to irrigate and drought-proof much of the western Queensland interior, as well as large areas of South Australia. The Scheme was proposed in 1938 and abandoned in 1947.
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  • Was a horrible experience. The company we went with advertised it as if you are in a two seater raft boat with instructor, but it was nothing like that. Having 0 experience we got told all these facts...  more »
  • For the most part I really enjoyed my day rafting but they don't really cater for individuals very well - I was put in a boat with 2 much older couples who (perfectly understandably) weren't quite so ...  more »
  • Good fishing. Campground 40 km up gorge road.
  • It’s very exciting.

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