Tully: Australia’s wettest town

We always hear about how sunny Australia is, but have you heard of the wettest place in Australia?

Tully's Main Street

Credit: Frances76

It’s called Tully and it’s situated just two hours south of Cairns in Northern Queensland. Babinda a nearby town also competes for the wettest town in Australia, and locals will always backup the town they’re from for the title of wettest town. But, in my experience, Tully definitely takes the crown.

It rains. A lot. Considering the fact London’s annual rainfall is approximately 600mm and Tully’s is approximately 4,000mm, it starts to put things into perspective. The reason the town has so much rainfall is partially due to where it’s situated. It’s nestled between Mount Mackay and Mount Tyson, which contribute towards the amount of rain.

It rains so much in Tully that in 2003, a giant gumboot (that’s Australian for welly, by the way) was constructed as a monument to the local climate.

Tully is home to some of the deadliest snake species on the planet. The environment breeds all different types of snakes, spiders and dangerous insects. They obviously like it wet!

Have you been to Tully or Babinda? If so, let us know.

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About Alex Cobb

Alex Cobb

In 2011, I went travelling around Southeast Asia and Australia. During this trip I met interesting people from various countries and backgrounds.

However, my fondest trip was an extended holiday to Poland. It’s still a relatively unexplored country in Europe and has a rich culture, tradition and tasty food. I remember visiting a place called Zakopane. It’s two hours south of Krakow and the scenery is breathtaking alongside the great walks and unique feel to the main street called Krupowki Street.

If you’re looking for a short weekend away, go to Krakow followed by a short trip to Zakopane – you will not be disappointed!

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One response to “Tully: Australia’s wettest town”

  1. Charles says:

    A travel company called Hoverland from Walsall organised coach holidays to Zakopane as far back as before the breakup of the Soviet Union. So hundreds of people must have gone there long ago.
    Just thought you would like to know.

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