Queensland Rail Travel in North Queensland is historically connected to the development of this diverse area of Australia. The need for the region to grow and extend itself saw the construction of rail links connecting the coastal ports to the mines, logging camps, farms and stations.
Today Queensland Rail Travel is committed to maintaining that historical connection by way of its tourist railway experiences. With quality interpretive information and dedicated staff these journeys of discovery provide an insight into the developing region of the late 1800′s.
The Gulflander, an accredited Savannah Guides product, is the historic rail service that goes from nowhere to nowhere. Venturing from Normanton on the remote Gulf of Carpentaria the train travels to Croydon 152km away each week with the mail train and numerous tourist specials in between.
This is old gold territory with a history to match the incredible terrain. Everyone enjoys the interpretive commentary and a ‘cuppa’ at Blackbull along the way.
Don’t forget the famous Billy Tea and Damper specials from Normanton and the Gulflander Golden Sunset Tour from Croydon, an evening trip including a delicious traditional gulf cattle station meal, and especially don’t miss the chance to ride on the vintage Gulflander RM60 built in 1931.
Queensland Rail Travel is proud to be a Savannah Guide member.
PO Box 270, Normanton QLD 4890
Ph: 07 4745 1391
Fax: 07 4745 1222