"Normanton, Railway Buff's Mecca" Normanton by pedroswift
Normanton Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 44 photos
But Normanton does have an antique rail motor that does a weekly trip to Croydon and during the "tourist season" a couple of shorter trips for an evening BBQ or a daytime bush tea and damper experience. Railmotor
As well as that it is on the road to Karumba one of the few gulf townships accessible by road in a non-four wheel-drive automobile during the dry season. Gulf Savannah page.
First came the name "Norman River" from Frederick Walker, one of the many explorers who went looking for Burke and Wills. He discovered and named the Norman River after the captain of a ship named 'Victoria'. Then in 1867 William Landsborough sailed up the Norman river and chose the site for the settlement of Normanton.
Read more history - the ill-fated expedition of Burke and Wills 1861. A typical example of English superiority complex!
Look for Normanton's Heritage Listed Jail but try hard to visit as a tourist rather than an intern!
- Pros:A Must for Train Spotters
- Cons:Not the "Big Smoke"
- In a nutshell:On the road to Karumba
Sorry I have never stayed overnight so can not review the accommodation but if you visit on Saturday at lunch time there... more travel advice
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