Normanton is a small cattle town and coastal locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Normanton had a population of 1,210 people of whom 743 were Indigenous Australians. The town is one terminus of the isolated Normanton to Croydon railway line, which was built during gold rush days in the 1890s. The Gulflander motor train operates once a week. Normanton is the administrative centre of Shire of Carpentaria. Among Normanton's most notable features is a statue of an 8.64 m long saltwater crocodile named Krys, the largest ever taken, which was shot by Krystina Pawlowska in July 1957 in the Norman River. Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon may also be caught in the river. The Big Barramundi, which is 6 m long is also located in the town.

Images around Normanton QLD 4890

Around Normanton QLD 4890

Our Picks on what to Do in Normanton QLD

Norman River QLD

Krys - The Savannah King

Big Barramundi - Normanton QLD

Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park

Burke And Wills Camp 119

Normanton Golf Club QLD

Our Picks on where to Stay in Normanton QLD

Purple Pub Brolga Palms Motel

Central Hotel

Albion Hotel

Our Picks on what to Eat in Normanton QLD

Chang's Kitchen

Norman County Snacks & Supplies

Gobble N Go

Shopping in Normanton QLD

Community Services  

Normanton Library and Visitor Information Centre
Landsborough St And Caroline St,

Carpentaria Shire Council
29-33 Haig Street,

Normanton Station - Normanton QLD
55 Haig Street,

Normanton Hospital

Normanton Library And Visitor Information Centre
Landsborough St And Caroline St,

Location Information 

  • Population: 1210
  • State electorate(s): Traeger
  • Federal Division(s): Kennedy
  • Established (yr): 1867
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Burketown QLD 4830 (209 km, 2 hrs 25 mins)
Croydon QLD 4871 (155 km, 1 hr 43 mins)
Karumba QLD 4891 (68.6 km, 47 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Normanton QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.