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The Walkabout Creek Hotel exterior, McKinlay
The Walkabout Creek Hotel interior, McKinlay
The old general store at McKinlay
Historic house at McKinlay
Map of McKinlay

McKinlay
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Description

Located 104 kilometres south east of Cloncurry, McKinlay was named after the McKinlay River which was discovered and named by the explorer John McKinlay. McKinlay had arrived in New South Wales in 1836 and by 1861 had become such an adept bushman that he was chosen to lead the South Australian Burke Relief Expedition to search for the missing Burke and Wills.

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Like many of its counterparts along the track, this little town, established more than 100 years ago, was a staging post for Cobb & Co. coaches and a social gathering point for the graziers whose vast properties surround it.

McKinlay is home to the Walkabout Creek Hotel, as was featured in the original Crocodile Dundee movie. It is a subtle combination of the outback and the sophisticated.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Camping
    Camping

Other Information

How To Get There

Sealed road north to Cloncurry and south to Winton, unsealed road to Overlander's Way (Flinders Highway) 20 kilometres west of Julia Creek.


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