Pitch for Crocodile Dundee tourism to North West Queensland

Pitch for Crocodile Dundee tourism to North West Queensland


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A still from the video featuring Julia Creek identity Justin Vardy urging Paul Hogan to Bring Back Dundee and visit the North West Queensland region.

A still from the video featuring Julia Creek identity Justin Vardy urging Paul Hogan to Bring Back Dundee and visit the North West Queensland region.

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Channel Seven are debuting a new video from a former Julia Creek resident that promotes the Overlanders Way and the Crocodile Dundee link.

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The push to “bringbackdundee” gathers momentum with a live Channel Seven cross on Thursday to promote the tourism potential of the Overlanders Way.

The idea of a remake of the 1986 classic Crocodile Dundee first came out of a spoof Tourism Australia ad shown at the US Superbowl, filmed at Adels Grove and featuring Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

So many people were captivated by the ad – and some were fooled by it – there was a big social media campaign to #bringbackdundee.

The McKinlay Shire is big part of that story with the famous Walkabout Creek Hotel in McKinlay township used in the original Paul Hogan film while Fountain Springs in nearby Cloncurry Shire also featured in the film.

Now former Julia Creek resident Margie Ryder has created a new video which Channel Seven will debut on its Sunrise program on Thursday, February 22.

The video will also be debuted at 6am Friday on the Facebook page Bring Back Dundee.

Ms Ryder said the video is a pitch to Paul Hogan to Bring Back Dundee but more importantly to promote tourism in North West Queensland.

“It might mean the movie, or if he is too tired, busy or just doesn’t want to do it for whatever reason, that’s okay, the video is intended to acknowledge an amazing larrikin,” Ms Ryder said.

“And shine a spot light on Townsville and all the places in between until you reach Mount Isa, a real Australian icon plus we can take the opportunity to invite him to North West Queensland for a holiday in the real Australia.”

The story Pitch for Crocodile Dundee tourism to North West Queensland first appeared on The North West Star.

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