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).
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.
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.
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.