Not many people have heard of McKinlay with a population of around 180 people but just about everyone has heard of the Walkabout Creek Hotel from the 1986 blockbuster movie Crocodile Dundee.
The famous hotel was built in 1900 and was originally called the McKinlay Federal Hotel. It was only after Paul Hogan made the pub well-known that it changed its name to Walkabout Creek Hotel.
Since then, the town of McKinlay has capitalised on worldwide recognition and continues to thrive on its popularity. Not only can you enjoy a nice cold beer and good Aussie tucker, but you can go around the back and see the genuine set from the movie.
You can also get photos of the car and truck from the movie as well as hold THE KNIFE from the movie. We all know that famous line “That’s not a knife. THAT’S a knife.” It’s kept behind the bar so if you want to get a picture of yourself with THE KNIFE, just ask the friendly staff and they’d be happy to oblige.
Camping is available out the back with sites for motorhomes, caravans, big rigs, campers, and tents both powered and unpowered. There are also 14 air-conditioned single rooms available with shared amenities.
Our technicians often drive by the Walkabout Creek Hotel on their way to our regular clients out west so if you find you need assistance with IT, give us a call on 1300 775 442 and we’ll let you know when we can help.