Nelia is a quaint little town approximately 50 kilometres east of Julia Creek on the Overlander’s Way. Here you will find the world’s largest brolga sculptures. Nelia was named by the explorer Landsborough in 1861 as he was leading a party in search of the lost Burke and Wills expedition. Landsborough named the surrounding country side as Nelia Lakes after a lady Nelia in England, who was a friend of his wife. The population of Nelia township is now less than 5 residents


  • Corella Creek Country Farm Stay & Cafe

    Nelia is home to the popular Corella Creek Country Farm Stay and Café. Stay a couple of nights in one of the comfy rooms, queen or bunks for families or budget conscious traveller. Georgie your host, cooks some wickedly delicious meals, from snacks such as the traditional scones and jam, to Eggs Benedict, home made breads, full meals and more. They also stock a range of cold drinks and great ‘real’ coffee. Enjoy a well earned soak in the huge baths filled with artesian water – which is renowned for the therapeutic benefits like soothing aches and pains. Sit around the campfire and hear some funny yarns and enjoy good company.

  • Nelia Creek Brolgas Sculpture

    Come out and see the biggest Brolgas in the world! This sculpture of parents and baby Brolgas was completed in 2012 by Sue Tilly, the same artist who constructed Samson the steel light horse in Julia Creek. These Brolgas are truly remarkable and an awesome photo opportunity, especially at the rising of the sun, or the going down of the same. You will see the sheer size of this sculpture in relation to people. Come on out and see for yourself, gets some photos taken of yourself with the Brolgas so you can brag to your friends that you saw the biggest Brolgas in the world!!

  • The Gallery @ Nelia – Art Gallery and Cafe

    Driving between towns can build up your appetite so make sure you stop at the Corella Creek Café at Nelia. They have a range of snacks, meals, cold drinks as well as awesome cappuccinos, a range of teas from standard to green tea. You can pull up a seat under one of the shady trees or go across to the covered shelter, relax and enjoy the scenery. The full range of meals runs between April to October, and light snacks all year round. If you’re a guest at the Corella Creek Farmstay, you have the option to include home cooked meals.