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Explore Town


Visitor Centre:
Croydon's True Blue Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (07) 4748 7152
Fax: (07) 4745 6147
Visitor website:
Visit Croydon in the heart of the Gulf Savannah, a small town with a big history that started with the discovery of gold in 1885. It became the fourth largest town in Queensland, with a gold field that extended for 18 km producing 23,675 kg of gold over 35 years.
True Blue Visitor Information Centre
Start your journey here. Enjoy the free film in the theatre, the gardens and sculptures by Hans Pehl of Atherton. Grab your self-guided brochure to walk this historic town. The town has a range of services including hospital, police, café/supermarket, roadhouse/post office, a general store/museum built in 1894 and Croydon Club Hotel which is the last of the 36 hotels in town established in 1887. The ideal base to explore Croydon is from the Croydon Caravan Park.
Heritage Precinct
All buildings of the Heritage Precinct are open and free for visitors to wander through. Enjoy the features of the Town Hall, Police Station, Police Sergeant’s Residence with Gaol and the Courthouse (c.1887), listen to a court case from 1902 – just press the start button in the Courthouse.
Mining Museum
The open air Mining Museum (free entry) is the original Iguana Consul Mine site. More mining machinery can be found next to the Croydon Shire Council office.
Gulflander Train
Enjoy one of the great Australian train rides. The Gulflander travels weekly every Wednesday from Normanton to Croydon, stays overnight in Croydon before returning to Normanton on Thursday. There is also same day return bus available on both days.
Chinese Temple Site
Croydon had a large population of Chinese settlers during gold rush days. In recent times archaeologists have rediscovered and interpreted the Croydon Chinese Temple site, a must see on the way out to Lake Belmore.
Lake Belmore
The lake, 4 km from Croydon, is the ideal spot for BBQ’s and picnics (with sheltered areas), water sports, bird watching and barramundi fishing all year round! No camping.