Queensland Rail Travel train Holidays

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.

RouteRoute: Normanton to Croydon​ Network MapNetwork Map: Train Stations
DistanceDistance: 152 kms (94 miles) DepartsDeparts Normanton:
Wed at 8.30am
DurationDuration: 5​ hr  DepartsDeparts Croydon:
Thur at 8.30am

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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.


Gulflander Classic Experience – Croydon to Normanton (v.v)One wayReturn
Concession $34.50**$57.50**
Critters Camp ExcursionOne wayReturn
Concession $17.50**$24.50**
Croydon Golden Sunset TourOne wayReturn
Concession n/a$32.10**
Classic RM60 ExcursionOne wayReturn
Concession n/a$12.50**

Travelling by train around Queensland is something you must do if you are spending time travelling around the beautiful part of Australia. QLD is lucky enough to have a variety of trains taking you all across the coast and outback. The trains are comfortable, easy and a great experience for any type of traveller from backpackers to families.

For more information on Queensland Rail services, pricing and schedules please contact us.

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