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McKinlay Centenary Park

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Published March 4th 2019
From the smallest library until the great explorer story
McKinlay is a remote small town in north-west of Queensland on the Landsborough Highway. Located about 1,595 kilometres north-west of the Brisbane and 228 kilometres south-east of the regional centre of Mount Isa, McKinlay is a home only for 20 people (based on census in 2016).

McKinlay, outback, Queensland, park, playground, free
John McKinlay, one of Australia's great explorers.


Located on Middleton Street, Centenary Park has a small playground under the big shade. Some of the play equipment mostly play equipment for older children is not covered by shade, but all area has soft-fall ground.

McKinlay, outback, Queensland, park, playground, free
Playground area for small children.


McKinlay, outback, Queensland, park, playground, free
Playground area for bigger children.


Centenary Park is also home for the smallest public library in Queensland. This library only opens once a week on Thursdays from 10am to 2pm. The library offers a range of adult and children's books. There is no wi-fi facility here, but public internet access available. On the library windows, you can see some posters from Crocodile Dundee , which features scenes shot at Walkabout Creek Pub, McKinlay.

McKinlay, outback, Queensland, park, playground, free
The smallest public library in Queensland.


McKinlay, outback, Queensland, park, playground, free
Some posters from Crocodile Dundee.


There is also a small museum in this park area. Pity, it wasn't open when we popped around. But the park is surrounded by feature interpretive signage and a local cattle branding board, so you can find more information about McKinlay and the surrounding area.

McKinlay, outback, Queensland, park, playground, free
Shady picnic area.


McKinlay, outback, Queensland, park, playground, free
Small museum.


Centenary Park has an undercover picnic table area, public toilets and is fenced, so children could play freely.

McKinlay, outback, Queensland, park, playground, free
Signage about McKinlay and the surrounding area.
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Why? Strech-a-leg place full with histories
When: Anytime
Phone: (07) 47 467 166
Where: Middleton Street, McKinlay, Queensland, 4823
Cost: Free
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Interesting outback adventure!
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