Bakers Creek - QLD

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -21.2199 149.14681
DMS: 21º 13' 11.64" S 149º 08' 48.5" E
UTM: 55 K 7652004mN 722826mE
Altitude: 7.5m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

682.15kms SouthEast of Daintree - Driving 850 km (10 hours 4 mins)
796.23kms NorthWest of Brisbane - Driving 960 km (10 hours 33 mins)

Address & Contact

2 Ivers St
Bakers Creek QLD 4740
Phone: 1300 622 529
Email: council@mackay.qld.gov.au
Web: https://www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Information

Bakers Creek is located 8 kilometres south of Mackay.

The Bruce Highway and the North Coast railway line traverse the locality from south to north, passing the town which is served by the Bakers Creek railway station with a second railway station Dundula in the north of the locality. The Dundula railway station was named by the Queensland Railways Department as an Aboriginal word meaning eucalypt tree. In turn, the surrounding neighbourhood and also the school are named Dundula.

The land in Bakers Creek is flat and low-lying (under 10 metres above sea level) and is well-watered by the watercourse Bakers Creek which flows into the Coral Sea. To the north of mouth of the creek is the Bakers Creek Conservation Park.

In 1943, a USAAF aircraft crashed in the locality, killing 40 of the 41 people on board. The Bakers Creek air crash is Australia's worst aviation disaster by death toll. A memorial to the disaster was built in 1981 and is located in the grounds of the Bakers Creek Community Hall.

The surrounding land is predominantly used for growing sugarcane and there is a network of cane tramways to deliver the harvested sugarcane to the local sugar mills. The town also hosts a large meatworks.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Mackay Aero
Distance from Bakers Creek 6.44km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.130.029.227.625.123.022.523.625.728.229.430.6
Mean Min. °C23.023.222.019.315.412.611.111.914.618.220.422.2
Mean Rain mm317.1371.2245.4175.692.161.535.735.826.735.281.1138.3

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