The sign says “Welcome To Carpentaria” so I guess that means that we are now in THE GULF
sign says “Welcome To Carpentaria” so I guess that means that we are now in THE GULF.
One of the main motivations for our road trip was to spend some big chunks of time together as a family. We wanted to leave the distractions of work, school and our social lives behind for a while and to devote our time to each other.
The sign says “Welcome To Carpentaria” so I guess that means that we are now in THE GULF.
We didnt stop in Normanton as we thought to give this very historic town a thorough going through on our way back down next week. There is far too much to see there than just an hour would facilitate.
We arrived in Karumba Point and booked into the Sunset Caravan Park. This will be home for the next seven days.
There was a lovely breeze blowing and weather was pleasant. Evidently this area is heaven.
Karumba is at the mouth of the Norman River and is the centre of the Gulf’s prawning and barramundi industries.
The mudflats and wetlands and meandering saltwater tidal estuaries that surround Karumba are the natural habitat of migratory species – parrots, finches, honeyeater, herons, birds of prey, brolgas, pelican, and black swan.
Karumba is the only beach in the Gulf Savannah serviced by a sealed road which has access most of the year.
The port of Karumba was originally a refueling and repair stop for the Empire Flying Boats and also supported a WWII Catalina Flying Boat Base for the RAAF.
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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.
There are of course outlets for fresh Barramundi and at $25 per kilo excellent opportunity to catch. Also live mud crabs and other species of fish as well.
Café opens daily from 9am to 3pm. Here you will get fresh coffees and cakes along with sweet treats like Ice Cream Cones, Tiramisu, Pancakes etc. Check out the menu on the café window.
Every Wednesday at 9.30am we hold our bingo at the Entertainment Area. Order your $5 Mango smoothie at the cafe before 9.30am for the half time break. The cost is $10 per book and all money gets put into prizes for each game. Sunset Bingo finishes up on the last Wednesday in August so keep tuned to the Croc for what will happen on the last Bingo day.
Art and Craft
During peak season on every Thursdays Park had art and craft activity at the Entertainment Area. Free Tea and Coffee provided for participants.
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If you have a group of people that wish to celebrate something like a birthday or a wedding anniversary or just want your own entertainer for the evening than you can book Park entertainer to perform just for you. register your interest with Adrian up at the office and we will set it up for you.
Office and Shop Hours
Park office/shop is open daily from 7.30am to 5.00pm daily. We stock a wide range of clothing, souvenirs, bait, ice, mini mart grocery line, tackle and caravan plumbing accessories. Come in and check it out. If you don’t see it just ask as we may have it.
Entertainment Area Usage
This area is utilised for functions and for WiFi. The TV is placed on a timer at close of office at 5pm to switch off around 9pm. If you wish to watch a certain channel please organise with reception and it is a first in best dressed situation.
There were a couple of boat hire places but most of the touristy type things seem to be out at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park where we were staying.
BOOK NOW! for November, December, and January. You may also do advanced booking for February, March, and April.
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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