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Phil G wrote a review 6 May
Toowoomba, Australia211 contributions80 helpful votes
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A nice train trip from Normanton to Croydon. Very enjoyable but be warned it is on old track and bumpy. The trip takes a few hours so by the end your rear is ready to get off. Seats were allocated on arrival which I like because it takes the hassle out of rushing for the best seat. A good day out on an old train.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel, Marketing Coordinator at The Gulflander
Responded 1 week ago
Yes the track is a little bumpy being a heritage train and railway line! Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with us.
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JJBroome wrote a review Apr 2021
Mainland, United Kingdom64 contributions36 helpful votes
Still operated by Queensland Rail, Ken and Kiwi do a great job briefing you on the local history of the line and the places along it. It’s a great 5 hour leisurely journey on a train from the 1950s but still working thanks to the dedication of the 8 workers who operate the 150 km line. Well worth it!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel, Marketing Coordinator at The Gulflander
Responded 2 weeks ago
Great to have you aboard "The Tin Hare" with us! Thanks so much for your kind words.
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Jacqbag wrote a review Apr 2021
Broken Hill, Australia4 contributions
This is a must do trip from Normanton to Croydon. QLDRail run this train thanks yo the dedication of 8 workers. 4 track workers and 4 self proclaimed jack of all trades. Ken our driver,Ticketmaster and guide Is incredibly knowledgeable and Ray aka Kiwi is the cheeky guard and master of morning tea ceremony. Their passion for their work and commitment to customers is outstanding. Thanks for a memorable trip
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel, Marketing Coordinator at The Gulflander
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much! The team are absolutely wonderful aren't they! See you again next time.
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Mike T wrote a review Apr 2021
Brisbane11 contributions1 helpful vote
After many years of discussion we finally made the first Gulflander journey in 2021! The trip was everything we expected and the staff were both helpful and informative. Most of the track/rails are original and Ken even showed me the manufacture date stamped into the rail - 1886! An unexpected highlight was the impromptu sunset bus ride put on by Caroline (Croydon Van Park Manager), who took a small number of us out to the local lake with a stop at the town lookout for sunset photos. Caroline did all this for no charge and because "She wanted to show off her town"! We caught the train back to Normanton on Thursday and highly recommend this trip as well as you get to see the things you missed on the previous day. Thanks QR and Caroline! 🤠
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel, Marketing Coordinator at The Gulflander
Responded 5 Apr 2021
Thank you so much! Great to have you with us. Hopefully we can see you again on Gulflander sometime!
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Kevin P wrote a review Oct 2020
Cooroy, Australia232 contributions92 helpful votes
About 5 hours from Normanton to Croydon. Train is very rickety, so be prepared to be shaken a bit. Normanton station is interesting. Nice morning tea stop along the journey. To be honest the scenery is all the same, flat Bush scrub. Might be nice to see just after the wet. Glad we did it
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from QueenslandRailTravel, Marketing Coordinator at The Gulflander
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thanks for sharing your feedback - we're sorry to hear it was a bumpier journey than you expected, but we're glad you enjoyed the change of pace and the actual journey... it certainly is a unique one! We hope you took plenty of photos and, we wish you safe onward travels.
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