Normanton is a genuinely delightful town with an excess of old world charm. It started life as a port for the Gulf of Carpentaria’s cattle industry and grew in importance with the discovery of gold at Croydon in 1885. Today it is primarily driven by tourism.
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. The Savannah Way’s intersection with The Matilda Highway in Normanton is an important hub on many journeys.