Australia
Normanton

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  • Day14

    Normaton

    September 21, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

    Mount Isa
    Normanton
    500 km

    Nice windy bush roads just after Mt Isa. Bourke and Willis Roadhouse at lunch time.
    Later we passed along 150 km of termite hills on both sides of the road. That must have been millions.
    End of the tour in 35 degress. We went straight into the pool 🐳

  • Day14

    Albion Hotel

    September 21, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 29 °C

    Normanton, up and down the main road.
    Albion Hotel for drinks and dinner.
    4WD cars like horses in front of the pub.
    A statue and Info about Kyrs the largest recorded saltwater crocodile. 8.63m long with a weight of 2 tones.
    The purple pub looks like a brothel in the night 😲

  • Day40

    Our Hottest Day Yet!

    September 28, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    This morning we packed up and went to see the new Barramundi Centre here in Karumba. The town is building a new breeding facility, which will open next season but they are opening it up this weekend only for people to have a look. And we were the first people to walk through the door!

    We learnt a lot about barramundi - did you know they start off male and become female as they become sexually mature? The only thing missing from our visit were the fish themselves. The new breeding ponds aren’t ready for th barramundi yet. And we learnt more about Karumba through well done videos highlighting personal stories of some long time residents.

    After our barra tour we headed away from the gulf, back to Normanton where we spent a bit of time in town checking out some of the old buildings, the old bridge, the huge 6 metre crocodile called Kris and we stopped for lunch in the bakery.

    Then it was time to begin our journey on the Savannah Way heading to Croydon for tonight. Also, the thinking is given today was 37 degrees, it made sense to do some sightseeing while it was still cool and then spend as much time in the car driving as possible.

    We arrived in Croydon mid afternoon, passing the ‘oldest store in Australia’ established in 1894 and filled with old bric a brac and spent some time in the visitor Centre - with air con - (they let Cadbury in as long as one of us held him all the time) where we watched a video about the history of gold mining in this town and then read the displays and inspected the gold samples on display. We also wandered around the back where they have carefully preserved some old miners cottages, as well as some steam engines and machinery from the early 1900s.

    Next we headed off to Lake Belmore where Gadi and Cadbury followed the lead of some kids splashing away in the refreshing water. There were signs warning of crocodiles but, as Gadi said, if there any freshies there they would go for the kids before him!

    Cadbury enjoyed fetching sticks and retrieving stones from the water and frolicking like a puppy. He’s probably over the heat as much as we are!

    After a short break at the lake we made our way to the low cost/donation camp at the local rodeo ground. This weekend, which is a long weekend in Queensland (Queen’s birthday) the town is putting on a horse and motor bike event. Tonight they are showing a kids movie (The Emoji Movie) on a big outdoor screen. We parked the car and caravan a little way away from the event and cooked a simple dinner of fresh pan fried barramundi and a salad before heading over with chairs to watch the movie.

    It was nice to sit outside with a cooling, gentle breeze, although I felt I couldn’t stay awake for much longer, so I headed back to the caravan to chill out for the evening - and try to sleep even though inside the caravan it was still hot.

    Night night from the Savannah Way in far North Queensland xx
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  • Day42

    WALKERS CREEK and NORMANTON RODEO

    June 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    WALKERS CREEK and NORMANTON RODEO
    The next day we drove back to Walkers Creek, we had a pretty relaxing afternoon then went to the wetlands that were nearby.
    At the wetlands we drove into a big pool. It was covered in lilys and ducks.
    After the wetlands we went to Normanton to see the Street Parade that was the start of the Normanton Rodeo. The theme for the street parade was circus.
    When the street parade finished we drove to the Rodeo Grounds to see the Sprint Races.
    On Friday we got up early and packed up to go and see a bit more of the Rodeo. In the morning it was all Campdraft, a course that you need to get a calf round using your horse.
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  • Day356

    Normanton

    July 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    After leaving Karumba we stopped at Normanton to see the Purple pub and the ginormous Crocodile which was shot by, of all people a woman.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Normanton, NTN, 諾曼頓

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