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Gulflander  

Christmas shut down period 

The last Scheduled Gulflander service for 2014 will:

  • depart Normanton on Wednesday 17 December 2014
  • depart Croydon on Thursday 18 December 2014

The Gulflander Scheduled Service will not operate from Friday 19 December 2014 toTuesday 17 February 2015 inclusive.

The Gulflander service will resume in 2015 as follows:

  • depart Normanton on Wednesday 18 February 2015
  • depart Croydon on Thursday 19 February 2015

A legend of the outback

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.

From nowhere to nowhere

Affectionately said to go from “nowhere to nowhere”, the 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.

One of a kind

The Normanton to Croydon line was laid in a fashion not found anywhere else in the world. With an innovative sleeper design, seasonal flood waters flow over the line to lessen flood damage. Testament to the ingenuity of this design is that today much of the line is still the original rail and sleepers laid between 1888 and 1891.

A tale to tell

The drivers and onboard staff 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.