A goldfields port that is now an administrative centre and home of the fantastic Gulflander Train, one of Australia’s great rail journeys. It departs Wednesday morning for Croydon, returning on Thursday. Other shorter trips operate through the week.
Take an interesting Heritage Walk and have your photo taken with the replica of the biggest crocodile ever caught (8.63m), spend some time at the historic railway station and Burns Philp building and visit the three pubs that are the social centres of town. The Mutton Hole Wetlands are an internationally recognised birdwatching site, and there are many barramundi waiting to be caught in the Norman River.
As The Savannah Way’s intersection with The Matilda Highway Normanton is an important hub on many journeys.