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07 4745 1391
1800 620 324


The Gulflander is the historic rail experience that is famous for going from "nowhere to nowhere". Venturing from Normanton on the remote Gulf of Carpentaria the train travels to Croydon 140 kilometres away. This is old gold territory with a history to match the incredible terrain. The railway is heritage listed and the only line in Queensland still measured in miles.

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Opened in 1891 to join Normanton to the teeming goldfields, the line has never been linked to the main Queensland Rail network. Today the Gulflander is a tourism icon and working tribute to the early pioneers of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Old RM93 is the longest serving railmotor the line has seen and one of only a few still running in Australia. Built in 1950 it provides a unique experience where you can sit up with the driver and take in his view of this rugged lane.

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  • Car park
    Car park
  • Checkin Desk
    Checkin Desk
  • Public Telephone
    Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
    Public Toilet
  • Public Transport
    Public Transport
  • Waiting Area
    Waiting Area

Other Information

Children are welcome. Children are classified as between four and 14 years of age.

Guests with a disability are catered for please contact Normanton Station for further details.

Cancellation Information:
Cancellation policy applies to any confirmed ticket. Please contact Normanton Station to discuss your requirements.
Schedules may vary due to climatic or track maintenance.

Further Details:
Normanton is home for the Gulflander and the prominent station building is a grand structure and well worth a visit for its little museum and assortment of interesting artefacts.

Tariff Information:
Gulflander pension/senior rates available for Australian residents only, student rate available for Australian students with current identification.



Drivers of the Gulflander are accredited Savannah Guides. During your journey you will learn about the diverse Gulf landscape and its rich past. Fascinating trivia, species identification, amusing stories and colourful characters, staff aboard the Gulflander will keep you entertained throughout.

Transport Service Departs From

  • Croydon
  • Normanton

Transport Service Travels To

  • Normanton
  • Croydon

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07 4745 1391
1800 620 324


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