Croydon, in the heart of the Gulf Savannah has a lot to offer.
When you come to Croydon you will feel part of the outback and its relaxing lifestyle. Make Croydon Your Own Adventure!!!
Croydon is well known for it birdlife particularly around Lake Belmore environs and at various waterholes scattered along the roadsides.
Ask for a local bird listing at the Visitor Information Centre located on the corner of Samwell & Alldridge Streets, in the township of Croydon.
3. Gulflander Train
Croydon is the rail depot and destination for the Gulflander train. Today it provides visitors with an historic journey through savannah country on original and unique termite resistant, heritage listed steel rails and sleepers.
It’s not just a train ride – it’s a total outback experience.
4. Mining Museum
The Iguana Consols Mine Site is a short drive out of town with restored stamper and outdoor collection of early mining machinery. The site also includes a Miner’s hut which was the home of the Bing Chew family, descendents of original Chinese immigrants and a wide variety of historic mining equipment & relics of the 1900 era.
Entry is free and the site is open all year round, facilities include toilets.
5. Heritage Precinct
The Croydon Heritage Precinct consists of Police Sergeant’s Residence c. 1898, Police Station and Gaol c. 1896, Court House c.1887 and Croydon Town Hall c.1890. The four heritage buildings are open and free for visitors to enjoy.
Pick up a map from the Visitor Information centre.
6. Lake Belmore
Lake Belmore, located less than 4 km from town on a fully sealed bitumen road, is the aquatic jewel of the Gulf Savannah. It is the largest body of fresh water in the region providing locals and tourists with a cool, clean, quiet place to swim, fish, ski, canoe and socialise.
Facilities at the lakeside include:
- Beach sand area with huge shade shelter
- Boat Ramp and sealed circular driveway around facility
- Free electric barbeques under a huge shade structure with lights
- Children’s Playground
- Modern Ablution Block – showers and toilets
- Cafeteria utilised by local Clubs and Groups for Events
- Designated areas for swimming, skiing and canoeing
7. Chat to a Local
The friendly staff at the True Blue Visitor Information Centre offer a wealth of knowledge of the local area and can assist you with all your enquiries as you travel along the Savannah Way.
The Visitor Information Centre also houses significant collections of heritage items, photographs, information displays, a renowned audio visual in a theatrette.
8. Croydon Tracks
Do you have a sense of adventure and love Mountain Bike Riding, Trail Running or Bush Walking? Come ride and run with the roos at Croydon, especially in the early morning and late afternoon.
Croydon has many trails easily accessible from the centre of town. These trails can also be used for Bird Watching and pass by some local water holes.
So as part of your outback journey crossing the Savannah Way spend some time in Croydon and enjoy the wide variety of activities available.