Queensland Rail

  • Route: Normanton - Croydon
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Distance: 152 kilometres
  • Frequency: Once weekly
  • 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.

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Queensland Rail

Reservation enquiries

Within Australia: 07 4036 9333
International: +61 7 4036 9333


Online bookings for the Gulflander

Booking enquiries for the Gulflander can be made at the Gulflander website.

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