Lascar Abattoir Swamp, Julatten, 2008
|Area||161.7 km2 (62.4 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Mareeba|
Julatten is on the eastern edge of the Atherton Tableland (about 450 metres above sea level) but extends in the north-east down the Great Dividing Range to the coastal plain (about 30 metres above sea level). This steep north-eastern part of locality consists of protected areas being the Mount Lewis National Park and the Mowbray National Park.
The Mossman - Mount Molloy Road traverses the locality from the north-east on the coastal plan up to the south-west passing through the town located on the tableland.
The area, which was originally known as Bushy Creek, takes its name from the railway station, which in turn was named by the Queensland Railways Department and is an Aboriginal word meaning small creek. The railway was opened to Rumula on 5 December 1926.
Julatten State School is a co-educational primary (P-6) school operated by the Queensland Government at 1141 Euluma Creek Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 69 students with 6 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).
Julatten is a good area to see Wet Topics bird species including endemic species. On the ascent/descent of the range on the Mossman - Mount Molloy is the Lyons Lookout with a good view across the coastal areas to the east.
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