Fondly referred to as the old Tin Hare, the Gulflander is an award-winning service, which operates between Normanton and Croydon.
Travellers can experience first hand the diverse landscapes and ancient geological formations of the gulf country where cattle roam on large stations and gold was once the main source of income for many locals.
A half-day journey, The Gulflander often stops for an impromptu morning tea supplied by the locals and for photo opportunities at Norman River Bridge.
Head off on your Outback Rail Adventure from Nowhere to Nowhere aboard the Gulflander, also fondly known to the locals as the Red Rattler. Travelling from Normanton to Croydon, a distance of 152 kilometres, through some of the most remote and inaccessible countryside on the Queensland map, you will experience the amazing outback diversity from Wetlands and Grasslands to arid Savannah country. Keep an eye out for native Australian Wildlife quenching their thirst at the waterholes. This is old gold territory with a history to match the incredible terrain. Opened in 1891 to join Normanton to the teeming Croydon goldfields, the line has never been linked to the main Queensland Rail network.
Experience the historic Gulflander train
Travel from Croydom to Normanton on the Gulflander - returning to Croydon by bus on the same day.
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