Take a journey through frontier country from Normanton to Croydon as you step aboard the iconic Gulflander. Also known as the ‘Tin Hare’, this legendary rail motor is one of the last great characters of the rail world.
Affectionately said to go from ‘nowhere to nowhere’, the Heritage Listed Normanton to Croydon line was never connected to the state rail network and remains the only line in Queensland still measured in miles. From wetlands and grasslands to arid Savannah territory, the Gulflander travels through countryside that most people will never see. This nostalgic rail journey is the perfect way to discover an area steeped in pioneering history and heritage.
As a working tribute to the Gulf of Carpentaria’s early pioneers, the Gulflander is a once in a lifetime experience.
Please Note: Due to the North Queensland Wet Season, The Gulflander is currently closed and will re-open again on Wednesday February 13, 2019. Weather permitting.
Route: Normanton to Croydon|| ||
Network Map: Train Stations|
Distance: 152 kms|| ||
Wed at 8.30am
Duration: 5 hr || ||
Thur at 8.30am
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