Julia Creek Dirt N Dust

Julia Creek is a small town in Northern Queensland that not many people have heard of. Home to just 400 locals, Julia Creek is in the true Australian outback and not for the faint-hearted. Matched with the blistering heat, dusty winds and a scorching sun, the Dust N Dirt is one of the most challenging festivals in Australia.

Beginning in 1994, locals wanted to get Julia Creek on the map, and thus the Dust N Dirt triathlon was born. Although the triathlon is not the longest in Australia, it is said to be the toughest purely due to the tough conditions in Julia Creek. The population of Julia Creek doubles each year during the festival, all brave enough to give the triathlon a go. However, if triathlons are not your cup of tea, the festival has grown to include other activities such as live music and entertainment.

Julia Creek is right in the middle of the outback, and the best way to get there is by driving. Turn the drive into a holiday, and hire a campervan for your trip. Campervans are your home on wheels with fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms, double beds and plenty of space to be comfortable. The closest pick-up location is in Townsville, which is an approximately 7-hour drive.


Julia Creek Dirt N Dust Festival


Friday 13th April to Sunday 15th April 2018


Julia Creek, Queensland.

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Campervan Ideas

Take up the challenge of the Dirt N Dust Festival, and hire a campervan for your accommodation.


  • Book early! – Avoid the disappointment of not getting the campervan you want.
  • The closest pick-up and drop-off location is in Townsville.
  • Book a Powered Camper site with one of the Holiday Parks below – book quickly to avoid missing out!
  • Campers are easy to drive and superbly equipped – if you’re new to Campervans, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you get these days
Julia Creek Caravan Park Old Normanton Road Julia Creek (07) 4746 7108 McIntyre Park Camping Julia Creek-Kynuna Road Julia Creek All bookings for powered sites must be made through the Dirt N Dust Office – (07) 4723 8564
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