- Route: Normanton - Croydon
- Duration: 5 hours
- Distance: 152 kilometres
- Frequency: Once weekly (See timetables)
- Special needs: Wheelchair access, Dietary needs
About the Gulflander
Fondly referred to as the old 'tin hare', the Gulflander is one of the world's last great characters of rail travel and offers you a unique experience.
This historic little train takes you on a journey with a difference from remote Normanton to far flung Croydon through the tough and inhospitable Gulf Country.
The Gulflander only carries a small number of passengers, so there's always a friendly casual atmosphere on board, which is all part of the charm.
Celebrate 120 years of history
This year marks the 120th anniversary of completion of the Normanton-Croydon Railway, with the third and final stage of the track opening on 20 July 1891. Built to follow the gold rush and overcoming some of the "most flodded and rotten country in Australia" along the way this fantastic engineering achievement now stands as a proud witness to the rich history of Queensland.
Within Australia: 07 4036 9333
International: +61 7 4036 9333
Online bookings for the Gulflander
Bookings for the Gulflander can be made at our Queensland Rail website.
You'll be asked to choose a train journey and then you can book accommodation and activities.
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Online bookings are fully secure.