Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is one of those places you’ll drive into and never want to leave
Talk to anyone about Karumba and the subject of ‘fishing’ will almost certainly come up. Yes, for many years now this tropical centre on the southern shore of the Gulf of Carpentaria in North Queensland has been synonymous with delicious Gulf prawns and a mecca for fishes chasing large barramundi.
So popular has Karumba become in recent years, that this usually quiet settlement with a population of around 700, swells to around 4,000 during the busy winter months from May to September. Many come from a variety of northern Queensland inland centres for their annual ‘sea change’, but most head here from southern states, often for three, four or five months for the warm, balmy climate prevailing here at this time of the year, to enjoy the friendly holiday atmosphere that Karumba is well-known for, and yes, to get out and do some serious fishing … and by the way, if the barra aren’t biting, chances are you’ll enjoy good catches of grunter, black Jew, blue and king salmon, Spanish mackerel and even good size mud crabs.
If you are not into fishing or more likely, want a break away now and again, there is a variety of other activities to enjoy. Amongst these are games of golf, bowls or tennis, a visit to the extremely interesting Barramundi Discovery Centre, taking a stroll on the newly constructed mangrove walk, go bird watching and enjoy the thousands of wetland, tropical and migratory birds to be seen around the area, go on a croc spotting, crab catching tour, pick up a bargain at the Sunday Markets, head into nearby Normanton for a great ride on the historic ‘Gulflander’ and just take in one of the Gulf’s splendid sunsets either on a special late afternoon tour boat cruise or just head to Karumba Point and settle back in a chair with a cold drink in hand and watch the ever-changing colours out here as the sun slowly disappears over the shallow Gulf waters below the horizon.
Conveniently located at Karumba Point, a few kilometres away from the main township, the Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is one of those places you’ll drive into and never want to leave.
Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park somewhat different from many others, is the effort that the folk here go to for their patrons. First up, on arrival, you are escorted to your site and given help, if needed, to set up and make yourself comfortable. From there you quickly learn about the park’s social activities, a couple of hours entertainment of singing, music, dance, bush poetry, comedy, impromptu acts and more – all really great fun. Usually guests cannot forget Park life specially BBQ and limitless entertainment nights.
Other events hosted by the park include weekly bingo, games nights and craft sessions. Christmas in May, June and July, scenic flights, Fishing Competition, happy hours are always in full swing at Park, sometimes until well after dark – just bring a chair, your drinks and nibbles and your sense of humour and you’re sure to enjoy yourself.
Elsewhere around the park, a good size swimming pool is a great spot to cool off on the warm days that prevail here. There is a couple of chemical toilet dump points (Loos with a View), a fish cleaning area, camp kitchen and barbeque areas. There is also a well-stocked on-site store with craft supplies, souvenirs, and seafood.
Book Now for January, February and March. You may also do advanced booking for April, May and June.