Climb aboard the legendary Gulflander for a rail journey unlike any other. Originally built to connect the once bustling river port of Normanton with the rich gold fields of Croydon, today the Gulflander is a tourism icon and working tribute to the early pioneers of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Affectionately said to go from ‘nowhere to nowhere’, the Heritage Listed Normanton to Croydon line was never connected to the state rail network. This isolated railway is heritage listed and the only line in Queensland still measured in miles.
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. During the journey, passengers will learn about the diverse Gulf landscape and its rich past. You will experience a friendly atmosphere which adds to the charm. Enjoy morning tea en route as the on board accredited Savannah Guides keep you entertained with trivia, species identification, amusing stories and colourful characters.
Disabled access available Family Non-Smoking Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
Drivers of the Gulflander are accredited Savannah Guides. During the journey passengers will learn about the diverse Gulf landscape and its rich past. With fascinating trivia, species identification, amusing stories and colourful characters, the guides aboard the Gulflander will keep you entertained throughout.
Adult fares, child fares and concession fares available.