Come Up To Enjoy Long Weekend in Karumba By Watching Wildlife, Mind Blowing Sunsets, Fishing, and Unforgettable Family Reunion
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Many Australians consider January 26 with national pride, flying the Australian flag from businesses, homes, cars and even their babies. They attend festivals, fireworks, community and sporting events or gather for family barbecues at homes, parks or on the beach.
Find out why people love to visit Karumba every year? Karumba township consists of a small supermarket, pub, butcher, baker, post office, police station and pharmacy – all within easy walking distance of the caravan park. There is also a mechanical and marine workshop, a fuel outlet, a library, and the bowls and golf club are close by. Karumba Point has a small supermarket, a tavern with Pokies, TAB, cafe, and fish shop and Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park has a takeaway service, Pizzas and a shop with clothing, food, souvenirs and other essentials. We have all you need at the point.
Without a doubt Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park location in one of Australias finest with nearby beach, panoramic ocean views, excellent fishing
Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is an ideal place to stay and we recommend to all visitors who have intention to stay short or long term stay because one will get following facilities under one roof such as
01. EnSuited Cabins.
02. EnSuited Villas.
03. Unpowered Site.
04. Powered Site.
05. Coined Washing Machine.
06. Fish Cleaning Area.
07. Dump Stations.
09. Office / Shop / Cafe.
10. Clothes Lines.
12. Camp Kitchen.
14. Swimming Pool.
15. Car Wash.
16. Pizza Service.
17. Staff Hospitality.
18. Park Slabs Area.
19. Park Gardens.
20. Park Trees.
A beautiful relaxing atmosphere is created by the abundance of trees and colorful flowers situated through out the park with wildlife frequenting constantly.
BBQ facilities are available at the park and public phone booths are also situated in convenient locations. There are spotless ablution blocks providing excellent shower and laundry facilities.
For those lazy days relaxing you can also treat yourself to a dip in the swimming pool that is provided for all to use.
Internet facilities are provided.
The caravan sites range from cement slabs. They are excellent for campers of all types. There is a special area for cleaning fish and if you would like to walk then there is walking track just few steps away from the Park. The layout of the sites is non regimental adding an easy going feel to the park. Well established trees are everywhere with a shady spot being no problem to find.
The swimming pool is there for all to enjoy. A great setting for those lazy days to lay back and relax. The swimming pool is open all year round and is maintained daily.
Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult.
The public holiday of Australia Day always occurs on January 26 no matter what day of the week it occurs. Many people become citizens of Australia on Australia Day at Citizenship Ceremonies across the nation.
It is also the day that the Australian Government awards the Order of Australia to selected Australians, which is ‘an Australian society of honour for according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service’.
The beginnings of colonised Australia
As a nation, Australia had a painful start. Under British rule it was initially intended as a penal colony. The ruling classes in 18th century England considered criminals to be incapable of rehabilitation. Their method of reprimand was to segregate convicts from the general population.
In October 1786, Arthur Phillip was appointed captain of the HMS Sirius, and assigned to transport British convicts to the continent. His mission was to establish an agricultural work camp. Captain Phillip commanded a fleet of 11 ships and 1,500 passengers, including 700 prisoners. After an 8month journey, they reached Sydney Cove.
It was January 26, 1788 when the First Fleet landed in Sydney Cove. Between January 18 and 20, 1788, the First Fleet of 11 ships sailed into Botany Bay to set up a penal colony there but the bay proved to be unsuitable. Captain Phillip took a team north and named the area on the south shore of Port Jackson as Sydney Cove. The formal establishment of the colony occurred two weeks later on February 7.
The first colony got off to a rocky beginning as the soil was poor and the settlers didn’t know how to farm. The settlement was on the verge of starvation for several years. However, under the able leadership of Captain Phillip, the people persevered. By 1792, when he returned to England, the outpost was prospering. As a sense of patriotism and pride developed, the people began to consider January 26 as their founding day. In 1818, January 26 was declared a legal holiday, marking the 30th anniversary of the British settlement in Australia.
Over the next 80 years, the population steadily increased, and five additional selfgoverning colonies were created. On January 1, 1901, all six colonies united to form the Commonwealth of Australia.
Australian of the Year Awards
Each year on January 26, an “Australian of the Year” award ceremony takes place. The lawns of Parliament House in Canberra are the site of this prestigious event. The awards go to four individuals who have made outstanding achievements. The award categories are:
- Australian of the Year
- Senior Australian of the Year
- Young Australian of the Year
- Australia’s Local Hero
Award recipients enjoy tea with the Prime Minister and lunch with the Governor General. Then the honours are conducted from a podium in front of Parliament House.
BOOK NOW! for January, February, and March. You may also do advanced booking for April, May, and June.
Postal Address: Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
Tel: 07 4745 9277
Fax 07 4745 9480
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