This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tully. To help you make friends with Tully before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tully, which looks like a lost town on the busy East Coast of Australia in Queensland territory, is a quiet town that will allow you to escape from the crowds and the usual tourist places with crowded hostels. Tully is mostly known by the river of the same name that allows you to experience one of the best white-water-rafting spots in the coast.
The town lies on the slopes of Mount Tyson -- one of Australia's most rainy places -- with Tully River nearby. About twenty-five kilometers away, you will find Murray Falls, which are really worth a visit to enjoy the views. If you have some spare time, go for the walking trails that have good lookouts and natural swimming pools (also called swimming holes). In the north, you will find Mission Beach, which is becoming a very popular destination for backpackers; it has lovely beaches with stinger nets that will protect you from the jellyfish.
The landscape in Tully is marked by banana plantations that cover a great part of the soil in this area. The town has just a few streets -- some of them narrow, which makes the town a little bit picturesque -- and is very small, so you can cross it in ten minutes just walking. Tully is out from the touristic path followed by travelers, so the national coaches pass nearby the town and there are a few local buses.
There are just a few hostels in Tully; they usually are fully booked because many people work in farms around town, picking bananas. If you want to find a job on a farm, Tully's hostels are a good place to set a few contacts. The hostels in Tully are basic but with all the facilities you need.
Written by local enthusiast for Tully hostelsCoffeeMarks