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Gulflander, Timetables and Bookings

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The Gulflander Route
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.

Gulflander - Onboard

Fondly referred to as the old ‘tin hare’, the Gulflander is an award-winning service, which operates between Normanton and Croydon. Travellers can experience first hand the diverse landscapes and ancient geological formations of the gulf country where cattle roam on large stations and gold was once the main source of income for many locals.


Adult: Full Adult fare

Child: Children four years and under sixteen years of age. Children under four occupying a seat/berth must pay the child's fare.

Student: Students 16 years and over in possession of a valid full time QLD Secondary and Tertiary ID Card or International Student ID Card

QLD Pensioner: Pensioner and Government Senior Card holders receive half base rail fare (excluding berths, meals and motorail) in possession of their respective Concession Card.

Interstate Pensioners/Senior Discounts: Interstate Pensioners and Government Senior Cards holders 10 - 25% discounts - conditions apply. Please contact our Customer Service Representatives for a fare quote.

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