Tablelands system

The Tablelands system runs from Cairns to Forsayth over approximately 230 km. Products carried through the system are primarily sugar and molasses.

The system includes a number of unique tourist and travel train journeys including the:

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Savannahlander.

Normanton to Croydon

The Normanton to Croydon part of the system carries tourism passenger traffic on the Gulflander service. This 150 km corridor is stand alone, heritage-listed single track running from Normanton on the Gulf of Carpentaria to Croydon.

Information pack

The Tablelands system information pack contains a general overview of the system, including climate information, a description of the railway and track, as well as infrastructure and rollingstock operational constraints.


To apply for cccess on the Tablelands s​ystem, please see the Access page.