Walkabout Creek Hotel, McKinlay

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Canberra Times, Sunday 30 November 1986, page 3

Dundee hotel up for sale

BRISBANE: North Queensland's Walkabout Creek Hotel, made famous by the smash-hit Crocodile Dundee, is up for sale and the offers are rolling in.

The hotel, otherwise known as the Federal Hotel, is at McKinlay, a 20-house town 100km south of Cloncurry. Its facade had been changed for the movie when the cast had come to town for six weeks during filming.


A true blue Australian pub established in the 1900's, hometown to the famous Crocodile Dundee.
Enjoy a beer or two or just stay the night

From the Walkabout Creek Facebook page

McKinlay is named for the nearby McKinlay River—itself named for its European discoverer, the Scottish explorer John McKinlay who passed by the area in 1861. Gold was discovered in the area in 1872 and a letter receiving office was opened in 1883. The town was surveyed and allotments sold in 1888. The offices of the Shire of McKinlay were located in the town until 1930 when they were relocated to Julia Creek. Mackinlay Post Office opened on 1 April 1894 and was renamed McKinlay in 1909.

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