Bullocks Waterhole at Freshwater creek is always a reliable water supply. The creek's Aboriginal name is Bana Gamburra, which means 'story-telling water site'.
Freshwater Creek provided the first reliable water supply for the Europeans, horses and bullock drays after they'd left Cairns. Before the bridge was built the road forded the lower section of the creek.
During the wet season (December-March) and especially when cyclones are about, Freshwater Creek breaks its banks, inundating the surrounding flood plains and cutting road access to Redlynch.