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Cairns(CNS) ⇒ Normanton(NTN)
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Cairns(CNS) ⇒ Normanton(NTN)
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Normanton is home to unique ports and memorabilia to Burke and Wills expedition in 1861. If old rustic charm and indigenous Australians are what you are looking for, Normanton is the place to be.
Normanton, located in the Gulf Country of Queensland, came into prominence at the discovery of gold in 1885. Though Burke and Wills explored the north, it was John King who furthered the expedition. Apart from having a rich history of aboriginal influence, Normanton also ushers in tourists for its buildings and country-town rustic vibe. Whether it’s the unusually shaped buildings or a life-size Krys the Savannah King at the council Park, Normanton will amaze you with the quiet port town life and extraordinary, unexplored marvel.
Tip: It is said the best time to visit Normanton is after the ‘monsoon season.’
Flights from CNS to NTN
Normanton is serviced by Normanton Airport (NTN). The airport is located on Airport Road and flights are available to various locations from Monday to Friday. A new terminal was constructed in 2006.
Flights from Cairns Airport (CNS) to Normanton Airport (NTN) are available. Flights of Regional Express airlines are available. Direct flights to Normanton (NTN) from Cairns Airport (CNS) are available and usually takes 1.5 hours. For cheap flights to Normanton (NTN) have layovers at Mount Isa Airport (ISA), Doomadgee Airport (DMD) and Burketown Airport (BUC).
Tip: Flights are only available on the weekdays, so plan your travel accordingly.
Things to do in Normanton
Normanton is famous for The Gulflander – a truly unique railway line, initially built to be used by the beef industry which instead catered to the Croydon goldmine transportation. The Railway Station stands as memorabilia to the past times. Normanton is a town of unusual buildings. Purple Pub, with its interesting history and the fact that it’s painted purple stands out as the main tourist attraction. Other buildings include the Albion Hotel which owes its prominence to the humorous 14 sketches Captain Percy Tresize did on the countertop. They have been carved out as tiles and now hangs at the front door. Thee Burns Philip Building located at the corner of Landsborough and Caroline Street is the oldest surviving building of the town.
Normanton is located by Norman River and offers an excellent spot for Barramundi fishing.
Normanton has a fondness for crocodiles which is evident from the numerous statues. Catch the biggest life-size Big crocodile – Krys the Croc - statue at the corner of Landsborough and Haig Streets. Visit the extraordinary timber building of the Bank of New South Wales.
Tip: If fishing is your primary interest, visit Normanton at the end of the wet season.
Places to eat in Normanton
There are so many places around in Normanton that serve authentic Australian food. The Central Hotel Restaurant that serves an applaudable schnitzel. Since cattle supply and farming are plenty in Normanton, the food here is uniquely fresh. Stop for an Australian apple pie at Normanton Stop Shop. For some freshly brewed local drinks and great pub experience, visit Gulf Glass and Glazing. There are many takeaway joints too if that’s what you are looking for.
There is Normanton Tourist Park if you are looking for resort accommodation. There are cheap accommodation available in motels and caravan parks if a night under the stars is what you want.
Flights from Cairns to Normanton are available. Customize your search for the best and cheapest rates. Booking your flights along with hotels will get you even better deals.
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