Planning a Child Friendly Holiday Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park
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Planning a child friendly holiday begins with working out how long a journey you and your little ones can cope with.
The child friendly journey
For some toddlers, a halfhour train journey is too much while others seem to cope really well with an airplane flight of four hours or more.
But if your little ones find sitting still for any length of time impossible, it doesnt mean you have to give up the idea of visiting Queensland, Australia until they’re a lot older – you and the family could instead travel by Campervan or Caravan rather than an airplane.
Pick somewhere with child friendly holiday weather
When you’re planning your child friendly holidays, find out what the weather will be like in the locations you plan to visit.
For although you may love nothing more than holidaying somewhere good weather like Karumba, Qld where small children enjoy best weather.
If you really can’t resist the lure of hot climes, remember to take plenty of high factor sunblock, sun hats and children’s sunglasses for your little ones and keep them in the shade.
And if you’re going somewhere for your children friendly holidays where it’s likely to rain, take plenty of indoor entertainment for your little ones so that they’ve got lots to keep them occupied.
What’s your budget?
Book the best quality accommodation such as Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park that you can afford and where possible save money on getting there.
Choose child friendly accommodation
Something else to decide is where you’ll stay during your family friendly holidays – will you opt for hotels or choose selfcatering accommodation?
While staying in hotels has obvious benefits for parents someone else does the cooking and cleaning, which is always a treat!, they are not always child friendly.
For a start, you’re all likely to be sharing a room, which is fine until the children have to go to sleep. Then what do you do?
Parents whove stayed in hotels with their children often end up going to bed at the same time as their little ones or sitting in the bathroom to talk or read.
Selfcatering can be more cost effective and is a great allround, flexible child friendly solution. You can all eat, sleep and play when it suits you and your children.
Selfcatering Ensuited Cabins, Ensuited Villas and Powered/Unpowered Campsites are ideal for family holidays, especially if your children like to snack during the day or are unlikely to be able to wait until hotel restaurants open.
Selfcatering family holidays give you a lot more flexibility about when and where you eat – if your toddler wakes up at 5am and wants breakfast, you only have to go to your kitchen to make it – something that you wouldnt be able to do in a hotel.
It also means you and the children can go shopping in local supermarkets and markets, which is a great way for them to learn about the local culture.
There’s also a lot more space at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Ensuited Cabins, Ensuited Villas and Powered/Unpowered Campsites than hotel rooms, which means the children have enough room to play during the day and the adults have somewhere to relax in the evenings when the little ones have been put to bed.
There’s also a tremendous range of selfcatering accommodation available, to suit any size pocket.
Once again, do choose the best quality accommodation such as Karumba Point Sunset Caravan park. This is especially true in the Karumba where the weather is fabulous and you could spend most of your holiday time outdoors.
What do you want to do?
Karumba now has an amazing waterpark and public swimming pool located right beside the Visitor Information Centre, Sports Centre which includes a small gym area and Karumba Civic Centre. Make sure you get along and make a splash while in town.
New signage has been installed in and around Karumba telling some of the stories from the first inhabitants, to exploration, pioneers, environment, economy and community. 29 sign frames are in place with 26 already completed with storyboards. More are under development.
The “Savannah King” a massive salt water crocodile was shot on the McArthur bank of the Norman River in 1957 by Australia’s legendary crocodile hunter, a petite polish born woman, Krys Pawlowski. Outback folklore remembers her as “One Shot Krys” the north Queensland hunter and taxidermist who shot 5,000 crocodiles and missed only three. Krys later turned to conservation and regretted shooting this ancient dinosaur like salt water crocodile saying she was really sorry she shot him, “poor fellow, he never woke up, he didn’t know we were there and we couldn’t move him, he was so big, he was the most beautiful animal.” A life size replica of Krys now sits in the middle of Normanton, he measures 8.63 meters 28 feet 4 inches a super crocodile in crock country and listed in the world record books.
Normanton is a unique outback town with a rich colonial history that has seen both boom and bust years, beginning as a small port town servicing the Croydon gold fields during the gold rush, this colourful era brought people from all walks of life from gold miners, merchants and farmers of all nationalities.
Barramundi Discovery Centre
Barramundi Discovery Centre – Shop & Tour Hours:
Open 7 days *During Tourism Season
Monday to Friday tour starts at 10.30am and1.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday tour starts at 9.30am
Shop: 9.00am – 3.30pm Mon – Fri 9.00am – 12.00pm Sat & Sun
*Group Bookings are essential and are subject to conditions – must confirm with the Centre at least 1 week prior to the tour date to secure the booking.
– Gifts and Souveniers
– Interpretive Displays and Signage
– Video Presentation
– Tour of Hatchery and Holding Tanks/Ponds
– Hand Feeding of Fish subject to feeding schedule and may change
– Disability Access
Eftpos facilities available
*Please note that the Shop and Tour Hours are based around the Tourism Season of Easter through to the end of September; outside of these dates, please contact the Centre to arrange a tour.
BOOK NOW! for August, September, and October. You may also do advanced booking for November, December and January.
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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