This hotel featured in the “Crocodile Dundee” is a great spot full of memorabilia of the movie.
Walkabout Creek Hotel, McKinlay, Queensland
McKinlay is best known today for the Walkabout Creek Hotel. Originally known as the Federal Hotel and was built in 1900 and was licensed in 1901. The Walkabout Creek Hotel is most famous for being recognised as the pub in the Paul Hogan movie “Crocodile Dundee”.
McKinlay itself is nothing more than a roadhouse, a few houses and a pub.
The film is set in the movie in the Kakadu national park which is located in NT however the film set and filming was done here in Queensland.
One thing to be aware of is that the Main Baris not the bar from the movie. Ask and you will be told to go out the back and there is the film set used as the bar.
The other thing to know is that the Hotel is not in its original location having been moved a number of years ago from its location in the nearby side street, when the Main Highway through McKinlay was sealed with bitumen.
A Great stop on the way from Darwin to Brisbane or vice versa. Around 228 km from Mount Isa (2hr 30min) driving turning right just after Cloncurry on the Barkley Highway. If you heading from Brisbane stick on the A2 and from Longreach it’s around 420km along the Landsborough Highway.
More importantly – How to order a beer?
“A 4x schooner please.”
To me this was the first time I had come across the word schooner (285 ml) and was taken aback. Lucky for me a man at the bar said it was a size of drink and I wasn’t hearing things. In OZ they have different sizes to that in the UK – these being a pony, butcher or schooner. Other sizes are pot, middy or half pint.
If your from the UK ask for an imperial pint as this is the pint as we know.
Some of the artefacts and props from the movie are still locating in the bar and surrounding area.
If anything a good place to Stop, Revive and Survive.
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