The Golden Gumboot

The Big Gumboot

The Big Gumboot

The Golden Gumboot is a large boot shaped tourist attraction in the town of Tully in Queensland. Tully sits between Cairns and Townsville, so its right in the Australia’s tropics, hence the reason for the gumboot as the town’s average annual rainfall exceeds 4000mm. A bit of a rivalry exists between Tully and Innisfail and Babinda on who has the most rain with a gumboot given to the wining town each year. Tully is also know for its gumboot festival that is held each September as well as being Australia’s answer to Roswell, with more UFO sightings in the town than any other place in Australia. The Golden Gumboot stands at stands at 7.9m tall and represents the record rainfall received in 1950 at Tully, a spiral staircase leads visitors to a lookout at the top of the boot.

http://www.tullygumbootfestival.com/

1 Comment on “The Golden Gumboot”

  1. #1 Marla K Morine
    on Apr 10th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I love it! It is a beautiful thing, a sight to behold!

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