Camping offers the kind of freedom that’s hard to top
offers the kind of freedom that’s hard to top
With its sweeping desert panoramas, iconic natural attractions, off the beaten track locations and mind blowing night skies, Central Australia is the ideal region for a camping holiday.
Camping offers the kind of freedom that’s hard to top. Hit the road and wind your way through National Parks and stunning desert landscapes. Discover an endless array of beautiful campsites, scattered throughout the National Parks and Reserves so youll have no trouble finding an idyllic place to rest your head, just be sure to stay within the designated camping areas.
If you need a bit more civilisation and want to enjoy some outback hospitality with your stay, select from a terrific range of caravan and tourist parks. If you plan to stay at a particular caravan park or campground, be sure to book well ahead of time or arrive early, especially during peak periods like school holidays and long weekends.
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For those who want to sleep out under the stars but are travelling light, there are a number of local tour companies that specialise in overnight camping trips. With a range of fully catered itineraries to choose from or specially designed charters to suit your style of travel, you can get the whole experience without the hassle. Let their driver/guides lead you through Central Australias most iconic destinations and perhaps reveal a few backyard secrets a long the way.
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The secondlargest state in Australia, Queensland occupies 25% of Australias continent and is a popular holiday destination thanks to its laid back lifestyle and attractive northern location. The large state offers plenty of holiday destinations to enjoy and explore and is renowned for its spectacular tropical weather and stunning beaches. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals add to the fantastic range of things to see and do. With some of the most popular holiday destinations within a couple of hours drive of each other, you can make the most of your time in Queensland.
Queenslands accommodation is as diverse as its holiday destinations and offers a great range of motels, hotels, resorts, selfcatering apartments and more. From as far north as Cairns and Port Douglas to the charming towns of Karumba, Mackay and Rockhampton all the way to the popular family holiday destination of Fraser Island, theres sure to be accommodation to suit you. Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park features comfortable sleeping arrangements and a fantastic range of Powered site, Unpowered Sites facilities, no matter your tastes or budget.
Karumba is located just a 24 hours drive from Brisbane and is renowned as fishing, sunset view, panoramic landscapes, wild birds life, and holiday destination.
Travelling the Gulf can take many forms from standard vehicles, 4 wheel drives, motorbikes, vehicles towing caravans and camp trailers and more.
For specific road condition details closures, roadworks, flooding and other road network information we suggest the Queensland Government Department of Main Roads link 131940 which you can phone or type in as a search. Each of the Gulf regions Council areas also post regular road reports through the wet season months from around November/December through to March/April depending on weather and road conditions. This includes Etheridge, Croydon, Carpentaria, and Burke Shire area.
Karumba has a particular appeal in destinations along the Gulf of Carpentaria coastline as its the only place you can get to the coastline of the Gulf on bitumen road all the way from the east coast on the Savannah Way or through from Cloncurry/Mt Isa direction via the Matilda Way. This means we have cyclists yes thats bicycles and all types of transportation modes which can make the trip to watch a sunset, catch a fish, see how barramundi are bred for release in restocking, learn the history and heritage of the diverse Gulf region, take a river cruise and see crocs, enjoy mudcrab, prawns, fish and more from the Gulf or just kick back and enjoy the laid back relaxed atmosphere.
In the middle part of the year there is a major fundraising event started back in 1997 which is a cycling ride from Cairns to Karumba some 7 days…the Coast to Coast Bike Ride raises funds for kids in the bush.
The Savannahlander and Gulflander train rides are a great experience and truly a part of the history of the region which you can enjoy as you head for Karumba.
There is a lot of information available across existing websites to help you travel safely, comfortably and also making sure you dont miss all the amazing places, people and experiences along the way. Below we have listed several links to help with your planning.
There is a 3 times weekly bus/coach service from Cairns to Karumba, stopping at all towns along the way plus they carry smaller freight items preferably 20kg or under however they will try and accommodate larger items where possible. Trans North is the service operator with agents in each town as well as the option to book online. They depart from Cairns on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and return the following day with the trip taking approx. 11 hours. Comfortable air conditioned coach and there are packages for those wanting to ride the Gulflander train and see some other Gulf sites these are available from a variety of agencies including Qld Travel Train.
For commercial flights you can check with Rex Airlines which fly in and out of Normanton and there are charter operators such as West Wing/Skytrans and Savannah Air you just need to enquire about cost and availability. Rex air also fly into Karumba once a week.
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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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