Normanton - QLD



DEG: -17.671829 141.077209
DMS: 17º 40' 18.59" S 141º 04' 37.95" E
UTM: 54 K 8046120mN 508189mE
Altitude: 12.69m


Place Type

Population - Town


478.43kms West of Daintree - Driving 756 km (9 hours 44 mins)

Address & Contact

22 Brodie St
Normanton QLD 4890
Phone: +617 4745 2200


Normanton, is a small cattle town in the north of the state of Queensland, Australia. Established in 1868, Normanton boomed during the gold rush of the Croydon gold fields. A wonderful reminder of those early days is the Gulflander train, fully operational today and running weekly tourist trips between the two towns. Today, Normanton supports the surrounding cattle stations and communities and is a good spot for those keen to fish for barramundi.

The town's population is 1447, over half of whom are indigenous Australians (2001 census). The town is one terminus of the isolated Normanton - Croydon Railway, which was built during gold rush days in the 1890s. The Gulflander motor train operates once a week. The shire is the administrative centre of Carpentaria Shire Council.

Among Normanton's most notable features is a replica of an 8.63m long salt water crocodile, the largest ever shot. Barramundi and salmon may also be caught in the river.
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Closest Weather Station

Normanton at 17/05:30am EST
Distance from Normanton 1.76km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Normanton Airport
Distance from Normanton 1.76km S
Mean Max. °C33.733.633.734.031.729.529.731.534.736.737.036.2
Mean Min. °C25.225.124.422.718.916.215.716.720.123.325.325.8
Mean Rain mm252.7179.4149.

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