4.3 out of 10

Norman

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2/5
2yrs+

"Normanton -Ends of the earth, thank goodness for ther Croc."

Normanton is in North West Queensland and is quite an historic town. Situated on the banks of the Normanton River there are some good catches of barramundi to be had. There are also fishing charters available. There is an amazing array of birdlife in the area. Normanton is a cattle area and is quite isolated. The Gulffinder motor train operates here only once a week and is home to Croydon Railway station which was built in the gold rush days. One of the main attractions is a bronze statue of an 8.64m salt water crocodile which is the largest ever shot. There are is a caravan park, motel and hotel as well as shops for you convenience.
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3/5
2yrs+

"Now here's a place you wouldn't want to be disappointed in because it takes so long to get there!"

One might ask why you would want to go to Normanton and I would have to agree if you were going there to live. It is just so far from everything! Normanton is situated on the banks of the Normanton River.

This is Barra Country. Down south you fish for bream, in Normanton you fish for barramundi. There are so many you don't even need to get in a boat. You can fish off the banks or off the jetty. For great fishing though, you can grab a boat and make a real day of it.

Oh, did I mention it is CROC COUNTRY!

Normanton is another town that is isolated and they need to make there own fun. There are many events throughout the year from fishing competitions to rodeo riding.

What keeps the area going is the mining and fishing industries. Being on the shores of Gulf Of Carpentaria, Karumba, 72km west of Normanton, there are fishing fleets and prawn trawlers working virtually all year round.

Being so far away from anywhere else, both these towns have a very laid back lifestyle.

Most tourists drive with their caravans and 4WD. Many a southern Australian goes there for the winter and enjoys months of seafood eating.
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