McKinlay - QLD

  Population - Town


DEG: -21.271681 141.289459
DMS: 21º 16' 18.05" S 141º 17' 22.05" E
UTM: 54 K 7647757mN 530028mE
Altitude: 171m


Place Type

Population - Population - Town


699.53kms SouthWest of Daintree - Driving 1293 km (14 hours 43 mins)

Address & Contact

McKinlay QLD 4823
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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.

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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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Trepell Airport
Distance from McKinlay 75.31km SW
Mean Max. °C37.036.835.332.928.024.424.627.331.935.437.338.6
Mean Min. °C24.223.421.217.512.
Mean Rain mm112.460.032.916.

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