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Gulfander and Queensland Rail Travel would like to thank all of our customers who travelled with us throughout the 2020 season.
Gulflander has now closed for the 2020 season.
The first departure for 2021 is scheduled for Wednesday 17 February 2021. The resumption of services is dependent on favourable weather conditions.
We look forward to seeing you aboard in 2021!
A legend of the outback
Book your seat from Normanton to Croydon on the Classic Experience. For bookings, call Normanton Station on 07 4745 1391.
The health and safety of our passengers and staff remains our top priority, therefore social distancing and heightened hygiene measures are in place onboard and at our stations.
Take a journey 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.
From nowhere to nowhere
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.
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. A testament to the ingenuity of this design, today much of the
original rail and sleepers laid between 1888 and 1891 still remain.
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.
As a working tribute to the Gulf of Carpentaria’s early pioneers, the Gulflander is a once in a lifetime experience.