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Have you climbed the 𝔾𝕆𝕃𝔻𝔼ℕ π”Ύπ•Œπ•„π”Ήπ•†π•†π•‹?

Jun 16, 2020

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Have you climbed the 𝔾𝕆𝕃𝔻𝔼ℕ π”Ύπ•Œπ•„π”Ήπ•†π•†π•‹? πŸ‘’

There’s a long-standing rivalry between the Tropical North Queensland towns of Tully, Babinda and Innisfail as to which can claim to be the wettest! 🌧 They even have a competition called β€œThe Golden Gumboot”!

The rivalry took a new twist when Tully erected the Golden Gumboot, after getting the inspiration from β€œThe Golden Gumboot” trophy πŸ† awarded annually since 1970 to the town with the highest rainfall. β˜”οΈ

The gumboot stands 6.1 metres long and 8 metres high – just a fraction higher than the 7.93 metres of rainfall πŸ’§ recorded by Tully in 1950, which was the highest annual rainfall ever recorded by an Aussie town. There's an internal spiral staircase that winds its way up to a viewing platform where you can take in the view over the town. πŸ™ŒπŸ½

So if you’re in the region, or driving through 🚘, make it a point to stop and checkout the Golden Gumboot! πŸ’›

πŸ“Έby instagram.com/veronicapeanut | Explore Tropical North Queensland | Visit Queensland, Australia | Australia.com