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  • Walkabout Creek Hotel

    While driving around the western parts of Queensland in September 2019, I just had to pay a visit to the Walkabout Creek Hotel (of Crocodile Dundee fame), where I unrolled my swag out the back and spent the night. A few too many beers followed.....

    All these photos were taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II using a 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO lens.








    When travelling the roads of outback western Queensland, you have to compete with road trains such as this one (Type 2 Road Train - AAB Quad), which came thundering past the Walkabout Creek Hotel as I was taking photos.





    The Walkabout Creek Hotel in the harsh late afternoon sunlight.





    View from the verandah





    Opportunity for a "selfie" in the pub.





    Inside the pub. Look at the sign above the billiards table. If you're wondering about that lack of patrons, the invasion starts at about sunset.





    Walkabout Creek Hotel in the pre-dawn light.





    Not long before the sun.....





    And the sun has risen.
    Larry

    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
    Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4.0-6.3 ASPH

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      Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

      Nice shots but it looks a bit like a Ghost Town Larry. Hope it gets busy enough at the Sundown the rush hour to be commercially viable.
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      • #4
        Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

        Originally posted by Phill D View Post
        Nice shots but it looks a bit like a Ghost Town Larry. Hope it gets busy enough at the Sundown the rush hour to be commercially viable.
        Not quite a ghost town yet. - If you look at the view from the verandah, you'll see some houses on the other side of the road (Landsborough Highway). There is also a servo (fuel station) next to the hotel.

        I went through two ghost towns during my trip. Look at my post on Betoota (https://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51390).

        I also paid a visit to the old uranium mining ghost town of Mary Kathleen, but I haven't posted those photos yet.
        Larry

        Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
        Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4.0-6.3 ASPH

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        • #5
          Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

          Lovely set Larry, is the hotel still trading?
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          • #6
            Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

            A great set of images, Larry, crystal clear, wonderful comps, but not a soul to be seen. I'm reminded of Slim Dusty's song, "But there's-a nothing so lonesome, morbid or drear, Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer ...
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            • #7
              Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

              Nicely done Larry. It looks like a worthwhile 'watering hole' for passing traffic.

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              • #8
                Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

                Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
                Lovely set Larry, is the hotel still trading?
                It is indeed still trading. The "crowds" arrive fairly late in the afternoon when travellers have parked their caravans, pitched their tents or unrolled their swags in the campsite behind the hotel and come through to th pub for drinks and / or dinner. It can get quite festive and noisy.

                If I had been passing earlier, I would have pulled in and had a quick cold beer.
                Larry

                Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
                Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4.0-6.3 ASPH

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                  Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

                  Originally posted by pandora View Post
                  A great set of images, Larry, crystal clear, wonderful comps, but not a soul to be seen. I'm reminded of Slim Dusty's song, "But there's-a nothing so lonesome, morbid or drear, Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer ...
                  Oh yes! There was definitely quite a bit of beer (and some other stuff too) in that pub. No chance of going thirsty.
                  Larry

                  Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
                  Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4.0-6.3 ASPH

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                  • #10
                    Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

                    If you're really looking for a bit of excitement, try overtaking one of those combinations.
                    Larry

                    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
                    Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4.0-6.3 ASPH

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                    • #11
                      Re: Walkabout Creek Hotel

                      A desolate place but well situated for a nice pint.
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