Come and experience a beautiful location and amazing barramundi & sport fishing in the Gulf of Carpentaria. For the inexperienced or experienced angler, this is the ultimate for anyone that loves fishing
Karumba is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Situated on the mouth of the Norman River, the charming port town of Karumba is already well known as a recreational fishing mecca and birdwatchers paradise. Whilst Karumba is fast becoming a must do destination for travellers and fishing enthusiasts looking for an experience with a difference, Karumba has retained an untouched quality due to its relative isolation and small population.
During the summer (the wet season), the monsoon rains replenish the waterways and attract a multitude of birds with Karumba being internationally recognised as being an important habitat for some of the most unique birdlife in the world. Part of the wet season also incorporates the closed season (regulated waters) for barramundi fishing, which prevents people from fishing at certain times of the year to protect these species at vulnerable times in their life cycle, such as during spawning seasons.
During winter, with the Barramundi in abundance and with the season declared open, many fishing enthusiasts and tourists from round Australia and overseas descend on Karumba for some of the best wild caught barramundi in Australia.
The rich marine wetlands wind their way inland some 30 kilometres from the Gulf of Carpentaria coastline – this is truly where the savannah outback meets the sea. It also has the distinction of being the only town along the southern Gulf of Carpentaria that is within sight of the Gulf itself.
What else can you experience in Karumba?
- Witness one of the most magnificent sunsets in Australia;
- Take in the rare Morning Glory cloud that rolls through Karumba in the early hours of some mornings in September and October; or
- Walk along the beachfront at Karumba Point Beach – the only beach in the Gulf accessible by a sealed road – and just soak in the beauty of the place that is truly Outback by the Sea
- And the popularity of Barramundi is everywhere you look and you can learn all about these remarkable fish at the Barramundi Discovery Centre
- Bird Watching
- Animal Watching
- Off Road Driving
Where is Karumba? Karumba is 71 km by road from Normanton, 780kms from Cairns and 2159 km from the state capital, Brisbane. The nearest airports are Normanton & Cairns. There is a sealed air strip in Karumba, however not used commercially.
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Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
|Tel:||(07) 4745 9277|
|Fax||(07) 4745 9480|