Travel Blogs from Normanton, Australia

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Normanton Home of the Gulflander, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Normanton Home of the Gulflander

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Friday 31st May. Up at 6.15am this morning to leave for Normanton by 8.30am and still managed a half hour walk. The trip to Normanton is about 380k's. We travelled 180k's and stopped at the Burke and Wills Roadhouse for a cup of instant coffee from the ...

The long, long drive, Normanton Queensland, Australia travel blog

The long, long drive

A travel blog entry by bathoztrip

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The next morning we had no idea how far we'd get but headed in the direction of Normanton. There is an information centre/ historical museum/ library there and a couple of shops. We planned to buy a few supplies but when a box of black and gold weet bix ...

Big Things #27, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Big Things #27

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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Krys The Savannah King, the Big Crocodile in Normanton, Queensland is meant to be an actual sized model of a saltwater croc that was shot and killed near the area. Still, he's big enough for the obligatory Look At Me, I've Got My Head In A Crocodile's ...

Normanton, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Normanton

A travel blog entry by macphails

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We stayed in Normanton for one night. There wasn't much to do in Normanton, besides the Gulflander which we didn’t do. On the first night, we had dinner at some hotel/pub, which wasn’t too bad. We passed going to Purple Pub, which had all ...

Normanton, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Normanton

A travel blog entry by cathy.rob.hyde

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Stayed just one night on our way to Karumba. Free-camped on the ...

Fishing, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Fishing

A travel blog entry by benandbethan

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... it was a snake at first so were quite relieved when it turned out to be just an eel!! We headed back to Normanton after our fishing attempts and camped for free along the river, another beautiful spot, fantastic sunset and more unsuccessful ...

Birthday Blog - The Outback, Normanton, Karumba,Julia Creek, Charters Towers, Australia travel blog

Birthday Blog - The Outback

A travel blog entry by bevj

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... in today…’ Really? What a surprise!   The Internet: This conversation took place at a ‘town’ called Normanton, the furthest point we went into the outback. At camp reception: ‘Hi! Is it possible to get the Internet ...

Normanton, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Normanton

A travel blog entry by shane-paula

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The longest week of our lives stuck in Normanton!!, Normanton, Australia travel blog

The longest week of our lives stuck in Normanton!!

A travel blog entry by lynnandhev

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... no point it all of us being stuck in the middle of nowhere! So that week we got to know the small town of Normanton very well. Its got a high aboriginal population and the famous Purple Pub became our local with everyone asking us "how is your car?" ...

Territory the Size of France!, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Territory the Size of France!

A travel blog entry by sue.scheyer

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... to meet in a particular areas and work it!  Steve and i were asked to go to Georgetown which was a 3 1/2 hr drive from Normanton to meet up with our group.We didn't know anyone, but soon as is always the case with witnesses you make friends with ...

The Highs and The Lows!, Normanton, Australia travel blog

The Highs and The Lows!

A travel blog entry by sue.scheyer

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... at Croydon for a drink and toilet as we still had an hours drive to go. It was all good  until we got about 40km,s away from Normanton,all of the sudden Steve had a big urge to go to the toilet again,very unusual for him to need to go so soon. So we ...

Big Things #28, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Big Things #28

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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The Big Barra, Normanton, Queensland. The one that got away after it beat you up and nicked your ...

Road Trip - Day 2, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Road Trip - Day 2

A travel blog entry by lucy_and_matt

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... , couldn't believe it. Naturally had to get out and get a picture of the sign. There was nothing there, where's the Blue Orchid?! Stayed the night just outside of Normanton in a rest area, saw the most amazing stars and even a shooting star ...

Normanton, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Normanton

A travel blog entry by alanandchris

... a good 2 hours at the Mt Isa historical museum before collecting of $30 worth of chicken. Next was a 500km drive to historic Normanton on the gulf of carpentaria. It was closed so we checked into the caravan park and had chicken for tea. What can be ...

Steve and Sues Adventure so far!!, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Steve and Sues Adventure so far!!

A travel blog entry by sue.scheyer

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... ;have one in her house,only in the Managers office where I could only leave a message. She did say though that she comes into Normanton once a fortnight so she will call and we can meet in the park for a study,Hope that works out!   Just this ...

Entdecker und Goldgraeber / adventurer and digger, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Entdecker und Goldgraeber / adventurer and digger

A travel blog entry by petra_karlaut

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Von Mt Isa fuehrt unsere Route nach Cairns ueber Cloncurry, Burke & Wills Roadhouse, Normanton, Croydon, Gorgetown und Undara. Die Strassen hier im Nordosten sind teilweise nur einspurig befestigt. Da heissts runter aufs Bankett, wenn ein Road Train ...

The Aftermath!!, Normanton, Australia travel blog

The Aftermath!!

A travel blog entry by sue.scheyer

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... " when you can help someone out then do so!So we certainly take that advise to heart.    I dont have a "Only in Normanton" to finish off with this time but I have an "Only in Ravenshoe" (our mother congregation) story!! About three weeks ago ...

Finally We Eat!!, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Finally We Eat!!

A travel blog entry by sue.scheyer

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... me to my ONLY in Normanton of this Blog:   Guess what I won? A Wheat Bag heat neck Wrap.Yes That,s an essential in 33 degree heat isn't it!      Only In Normanton!!,     Bye everyone, much Love Sue and Steve   ...

Normanton, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Normanton

A travel blog entry by felixblog

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Normanton, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Normanton

A travel blog entry by maas

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... ein wenig hinausgeschoben und machten uns auf den Weg in den Ausgang. Im Purple-Pub gehoert auch zu den Sehenswuerdigkeiten von Normanton)gesellte sich ein Aborigine zu uns und ausser das er einen zuviel gekippt hatte und wir nicht ganz alles verstehen ...

entry 2 of Steve and Sues Adventure, Normanton, Australia travel blog

entry 2 of Steve and Sues Adventure

A travel blog entry by sue.scheyer

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So Thats How You De-Frog a House!!      I cant say i,m really having a love affair with the Frogs here!   I remember seeing a Documentary about the Cane Toads of Queensland yrs ago and saw how huge they grow and how they eat Dog food ...

Glass Slumping Made Easy!!, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Glass Slumping Made Easy!!

A travel blog entry by sue.scheyer

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... friends!!Yes I know your Busy!!     So we've decided that rather than moving into a small Town like Normanton  with all guns Blazing (spiritually speaking of course!!), we,d ease ourselves into the Community by befriending the locals ...

So what do you think develpoment means?!, Normanton, Australia travel blog

So what do you think develpoment means?!

A travel blog entry by lynnandhev

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... our cars overnight in the heat... no thanks! So off we went and luckily we made it all the way to Normanton. Although we only just made it.... this road is called 'development highway' because it is exactly that... under development! 80% ...

Normanton, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Normanton

A travel blog entry by stubo

We had nothing to do in Normanton so we went to the pub and got drunk with the Rednecks yeah! 1st we met a sparkie with a beard almost to the floor who was really funny, telling me about the flood in the area, showing me the Swords of 2 Swordfish he ...

DAY 216 - GEORGETOWN TO NORMANTON -FROGS IN A FLAP, Normanton, Australia travel blog

DAY 216 - GEORGETOWN TO NORMANTON -FROGS IN A FLAP

A travel blog entry by kangarog

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... can tell when there is a dead roo coming up as there are birds all over the road feasting on it. We eventually rolled into Normanton and pulled up outside a small branch of Foodworks. We had pretty much run out of food and needed to get something for our ...

Rim Job, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Rim Job

A travel blog entry by lj.oz

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... first, pop 130, then 94 kms to Georgetown, pop 300, next was 148 kms to Croydon, pop 100 and finally another 152 to Normanton pop 1100. We mostly drove right through except for lunch in Georgetown, as there was nothing but flat scenery in between as the ...

Burke & Wills didn't find Bang Bang, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Burke & Wills didn't find Bang Bang

A travel blog entry by sueton

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30/8/2012 Cloncurry to Bang Bang rest area We started the 400 km trip north to Karumba. By lunch time we had reached the Burke & Wills Roadhouse, so after lunch at the roadhouse we decided to head on to the Free camp at Bang Bang. There is a ...

Desert Venture tour - Cairns to Darwin - Croydon, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Desert Venture tour - Cairns to Darwin - Croydon

A travel blog entry by ger1

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... to the large red cedar tree.  We then headed on to the Millstream Falls, which is the widest waterfall in Australia. We passed thought a place called Millaa Millaa, which is an aboriginal word for water water. If a word repeats it's ...

Savannah Way, Normanton, Australia travel blog

Savannah Way

A travel blog entry by lgnyla

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We had many a long day driving in the car, well, 4x4 land cruiser is more like it. However, today was a great day in the car, full of sights to see. We were driving along the Savannah Way, a dirt track, one lane in some spots, across Far North ...

Gulf Country (and dust), Normanton, Australia travel blog

Gulf Country (and dust)

A travel blog entry by smallford

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... our gourmet brekkie by mixing the pancake mix in a bucket with a beater on the end of a cordless drill.  Only in Australia. Yummy pancakes though! Thus fortified we set off and it was quite a strange sensation to be heading west after travelling ...

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