G’bye mate

The landlord of the Australian pub that featured in the 1980s hit movie Crocodile Dundee is selling it to take a break from working at the tourist attraction.

The Walkabout Creek Hotel in the small community of McKinlay in the state of Queensland, attracts hundreds of people every day as they travel through the remote area between Brisbane and Darwin.

Landlord Paul Collins said: “I have been running the pub for 23 years and I feel that it is time for a break.”

It will take a special kind of person to take on the role, though, which requires you to work 18 hours a day, seven days a week.

He added: “it’s a different pub, it’s in a remote location and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but there has been some pretty strong interest in it to date and it’s a good pub.”

The hotel was originally built in 1900 and was known as the Federal Hotel.  After it featured in Crocodile Dundee in 1986 the name was changed to the Walkabout Creek Hotel to match the name it was called in the film.