The port for Croydon’s gold rush, Normanton boasts a broad and rather long main street lined with some colourful old buildings. These days it's a tourist junction for Karumba- and Burketown-bound travellers, and the terminus for the Gulflander train. The Norman River produces whopping barramundi; every Easter the Barra Bash lures big crowds, as do the Normanton Rodeo & Show (mid-June) and the Normanton Races (September).
Everyone stops to take a photo of Krys the Crocodile on Landsborough St. It's a supposedly life-sized statue of an 8.64m saltie shot by croc hunter Krystina Pawloski on the Norman River in 1958 – the largest recorded croc in the world.
The Normanton Train Station has a small museum and is home to the Gulflander when it's not journeying out to Croydon.