Tully River

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Tully River
Tully river.jpg
Origin Great Dividing Range
Mouth Pacific Ocean
Basin countries Australia
Basin area 1650 km² [1]

The Tully River is a river situated within the Cassowary Coast Region of North Queensland, named after William Alcock Tully, Surveyor General of Queensland from 1875 to 1889.[2]

The Bruce Highway crosses the river south of Tully. Tully Gorge and Tully Falls are located on the river near Ravenshoe and preserved within the Tully Gorge National Park.

The Kareeya Hydro Power Station was built on the Tully River. In 1960 the Koombooloomba Dam was constructed on the Tully River.[3]

Rafting accidents[edit]

In 2007 there was a rafting accident which took the life of 22 year old Townsville woman at Tully Gorge.[4] Another man drowned at Tully Gorge while rafting on 14 February 2009.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Landscape: carbon, nutrients, water and productivity - Tully River". Australian Natural Resources Atlas. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government Placenames "Tully River" webpage Accessed 20 May 2010
  3. ^ "Koombooloomba Hydro". Stanwell Corporation. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Shannon Molloy (31 July 2008). "Drowning victim's raft went down wrong route". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Digital). Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Tourist killed on Tully River white water rafting trip". The Courier-Mail (Queensland Newspapers). 14 February 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 

Coordinates: 18°01′S 146°03′E / 18.017°S 146.050°E / -18.017; 146.050