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Normanton Overview

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Normanton is close to the Gulf of Carpentaria which feeds the Gulf Savannah with a myriad of river systems. Game Fishing including Barramundi fishing is possible in the area.

Birdwatching on the wetlands and lakes near Normanton is rewarding and many species can be seen including herons, jabirus, cranes and a host of other exotic bird life.

Other activities in the area include fosiking for gold (you may get lucky as the town was the centre of a Gold Rush in the 1800's), bush walking, Four Wheel Driving, sightseeing by plane and even playing golf. .

Relatively Unexplored

This region of Australia is relatively unexplored by tourists although it is starting to become more popular.

However heavy monsoon rains between December and March can cause major flooding and therefore extremely hazardous( if not impossible) driving conditions.

Caution should be exercised if you are considering driving to or through the outback.

Location

Normanton is located in the north west of Queensland near the Gulf of Carpentaria and has a latitude of 17.6S and a longitude of 141.0 E.

This region of Australia is relatively unexplored by tourists although it is starting to become more popular. However heavy monsoon rains between December and March can cause major flooding and therefore extremely hazardous if not impossible driving conditions. Caution should be exercised if you are considering driving to or through the outback

Queensland School & Public Holidays

2008 Public Holidays

New Years Day Tue 1st Jan.

Australia Day Mon 28th Jan.

Good Friday 21st March.

Easter Monday 24th March.

Anzac Day Fri 25th April.

Labour Day Mon 5th May.

Queens Birthday Holiday Mon 9th June.

Christmas Day Thu 25th Dec.

Boxing Day Holiday Fri 26th Dec.

2008 School Holidays

(End and start school on preceding and next week day (Mon - Fri) respectively)

School Starts Tue 29th January

Easter Holiday 7th April To 11th April.

Winter Holiday 30th June To 11th July.

Spring Holiday 22nd Sept To 3rd Oct.

Summer Holiday 15th Dec To Jan 21st.

Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving does not operate in Queensland

Note: Dates for guidance only. Always check with your individual School as variations may occur for individual education authorities or establishments and dates may be subject to change. Always check with relevant State or Territory education department to confirm holiday periods at the commencement of each school year. Not all Public Holidays for individual regions within each state and territory are shown and public holidays falling on weekends are not listed. Not all Public Holidays may be applicable to all employers, organisations etc so always check with your employer, education authority etc which public holidays are applicable.

Normanton Climate

These figures are for guidance only:

Historical Average Temperatures

Max Average Temperature

Deg C/ Deg F

Winter(June-Aug):30 / 85

Spring(Sep-Nov):36 / 96

Summer(Dec-Feb):35 / 95

Autumn(Mar-May):33 / 92

Historical Average Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall - mm

Winter(June-Aug): 4.6

Spring(Sep-Nov): 18

Summer(Dec-Feb): 218

Autumn(Mar-May): 65

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