Walkabout Creek. 2007
Located 300km South East of Mt. Isa in Northern Queensland, the town of McKinlay once played host to Hollywood when its pub, The Walkabout Creek Hotel was used as a location for the film Crocodile Dundee. While the pub continues to attract tourists passing through, the town is isolated. Distance is on a huge scale, a 500km round trip for a game of Friday night footy or 200km to do the grocery shopping is reality. Schooling is via School of The Air, so some children rarely have the opportunity to mix with others their age. The isolation however is part of the attraction for the residents of McKinlay and like many before them some will stay forever.