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Croydon, QLD

General Information: The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year, however, during the monsoon season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.


The Gulflander is an historic railway link established in the 1800’s to service Croydon, which was then a booming gold town (it boasted 19 hotels in its heyday of which only one remains) from Normanton, which was this area’s port prior to the establishment of Karumba. Croydon Historic Village is now an historic precinct under a restoration plan.

Surrounding environs – savannah grasslands, low rolling hills which are rich in the historic remains of early gold mining activity.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital):
Via Mount Isa – 2,463 kilometres : Via Cairns – 2,280 kilometres

Nearest Airport: Croydon

Croydon Map


  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Romance
  • Cultural
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Relaxation
  • Remote

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • City Sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Driving
  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Outback
  • Fishing - Estuary

About Croydon

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Croydon Postcode: 4871
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Outback Queensland
  • Latitude: -18.20513
  • Longitude: 142.24937
  • Elevation: 124m
  • Population: 258
  • Median Income: $26260
  • Area (Sq/km): 4578.185
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Accommodation In Croydon

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Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

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Luxe Accommodation

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Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains