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COVID 19. Latest Information
Recent COVID-19 changes in Queensland from 12 pm (midday) Thursday 1 April to Thursday 15 April.
In line with the announcement by Queensland Health, if you are planning on travelling with us new restrictions are in place:
- You must carry a face mask at all times and wear indoors. This includes on public transport, including Gulflander
- Customer hygiene packs with a disposable mask and hand sanitiser are available onboard our services free of charge
- If you’re feeling unwell please follow Queensland Health’s advice and stay home.
We encourage all customers when travelling with us to social distance wherever possible and to practice good hygiene while onboard. For the latest Queensland Health update please visit Queensland Health
The health and safety of our passengers and staff remains our top priority. For more information on what we are doing to help you travel safe, visit our Travelsafe page.
A legend of the outback
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.