Job Post Park Managers

Job Opportunity at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

Want a better life and to live free?   Then come and make a big splash at the Outback by the Sea!

The crabs are almost as big as the crocodiles and the fishing doesn’t get much better anywhere in Australia.

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is a busy medium-sized Caravan Park situated in Karumba in the Gulf of Carpentaria where the outback meets the sea.  With the best positioning on the point, we are located across from the boat ramp and mere meters to a great restaurant and pub that hosts some of the best sunsets in Australia. The nearby fish and chips shop is nothing short of delicious. 

Our 170 + powered and non-powered sites campground with its 10 spotless villas and amenity blocks is looking for a management couple who are fit, smart and motivated and able to take control of this venture for the next two years or more.

The park has been recently updated and doesn’t require any fixing.  It just needs a great management team to continue to ‘wow’ our already satisfied guests, both new and revisiting couples, singles, families and friends.  We have a good mix of long-termers and tourists.  No permanent residents.

Karumba is a friendly community with everything you need.  Its population swells significantly in the high season which is typically from April through to October.

The weather doesn’t get any better and it’s hard to beat the fishing, wildlife and coastal surroundings.

If this sounds enticing to you and you want to be remunerated and respected for your experience and performance, get in touch today.  Our existing managers are leaving in October so a start date of around the middle of September is ideal.

If you are interested in this position and have worked in the industry before, you will know the specifics of what a role like this entails and that a significant amount of all-round skill and can-do ability is necessary.  If this is not you, then you are probably not the right fit for this position. 

All questions along with a more detailed outline of the role can be discussed if you’re interested and we move to the second stage. 

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity if you’re interested and believe you have what it takes!

Email your particulars and questions to karumbapark@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Outback by the Sea Festival

The Outback by the Sea Festival begins in 6 days! 🌴 🎶 🎸 🦀

A week of fun and entertainment at the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Center in Karumba!

Get your country on and join the week-long festival celebrating the legendary barramundi, live music, seafood galore, indigenous culture, workshops, markets, birdwatching, campfire cookouts, crab catching, prawn eating, arts, crafts and more!

The week-long festival kicks off with a range of activities and workshops for people of all ages. Campfire cookouts, stargazing, ghost net art workshops, painting session, night markets, birdwatching, crab catching, and prawn eating are a few activities on the program list.

There is an evening concert at the Barramundi Discovery Centre that features an incredible lineup of well known Australian musicians.

There is something for everybody at the Outback by the Sea Festival where the Outback meets the Sea…

Festival runs from 27 June 2022 – 2nd July 2022

This is an an event not to be missed!

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Book your stay today at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park and experience outstanding accommodation and the Outback by the Sea Festival!

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Win a Million $$$!

Stay at KARUMBA POINT SUNSET CARAVAN PARK during June 1 to October 31, 2022 and you could Win a Million dollars!

Enter the Road to a Million Competition for the Chance to win $1,000,000!!

Competition officially launches June 1, 2022.

To be eligible to enter, you must have a booking with a participating caravan park like Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park and/or have rented an Apollo or Britz motorhome.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this exciting competition and how you can enter to win a million dollars!

CLICK HERE to WATCH A VIDEO on how to submit your entry online.

The more nights you stay at our Park the greater your chances of winning!!

Good Luck and Happy Camping!

WIN A MILLION

Book your stay today at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park and you could win a Million Bucks!

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6 Reasons Guests Love Our Park

6 Reasons to Stay at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

Caravanning around Australia is the perfect way to explore the great outdoors of this magnificent country.

An already well recognized birdwatcher’s paradise and fishing Mecca, Karumba, Queensland is fast becoming a popular destination for those seeking an outback experience with a difference.

But why should you stay with us? What makes Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park stand out from the rest?

Here are our top six reasons why people love Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park and keep coming back year after year!

1. Location! Location! Location!

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is the largest park in Karumba. We are situated near the mouth of the Norman River, right next to the local boat ramp, and within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Filled with sky-high palms and surrounded by beautiful flowers and wildlife, Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park provides a feast for the eyes and well as the soul.

2. Breathtaking Sunsets

One of the best things about staying at our caravan park is watching the sun go down over the outback horizon. There’s nothing quite like it! From spectacular purples and reds to oranges and yellows, the Karumba sky over Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park never fails to disappoint. Make sure you bring your camera so you can capture this magical moment and share with friends or post on social media.

3. Fun for the Whole Family

We know that travelling with kids can sometimes be challenging, but we try to make it as fun and easy as possible for our guests. We have a range of facilities and activities that will keep the younger ones entertained, including a playground and swimming pool. For the adults, we have plenty of space to relax and unwind, go fishing, hiking, cycling or get involved in one of our social activities. We have a range of activities and facilities specifically designed for kids, so they can have a blast while you kick back, relax and enjoy the splendor of the outback.

4. 5-Star Cleanliness Rating

We have a range of different accommodation options to suit your needs. Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple, or with a family, in a van or a tent. One of the things we pride ourselves on is keeping our villas, sites and amenities sparkling clean. We get a lot of great feedback (check out our Facebook page!) about how spotless our park is. We know how important hygiene and cleanliness is to our guests.

5. The Wildlife

The outback is home to some incredible wildlife, and at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, you’ll have the chance to see it up close! From kangaroos and wallabies to reptiles and birds, there’s so much to explore and discover. We also offer guided tours and fishing charters that you can book directly with us at no extra charge to you.

6. True Aussie Hospitality

When you stay at our caravan park, you’ll be treated like family. We pride ourselves on our warm and friendly customer service. Our staff and Managers go above and beyond to make sure your stay with us is a memorable, enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

P.S.  We’re also pet-friendly!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park!

Book your stay today at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park!

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Great things to do in Karumba | Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park.

If you’re looking for a great place to holiday that offers plenty of things to do, look no further than Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park!

Situated on the banks of the mighty Gulf of Carpentaria, Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is home to some of the best fishing and bird watching in Australia. Not to mention, there are plenty of 4WD tours, crabbing excursions, scenic helicopter rides and sunset cruises on offer as well.

Come and see what all the fuss is about!

BIRD WATCHING

One of the most popular things to do in Karumba is bird watching.  The town is located on the edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, which is home to a variety of different bird species. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a rare sighting!

Karumba is home to numerous and diverse species of birds including – parrots, finches, frogmouth, pelicans, seagulls, honeyeater, herons, birds of prey, brolgas and much much more.

Karumba being located on the coastline with savannah grassland, meandering wetlands stretching up to 30km inland, savannah scrub and coastal mangrove environments is a virtual birdwatchers paradise.

FISHING

Another popular activity in Karumba is fishing. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just getting started, there’s sure to be a fishing spot that’s perfect for you. Karumba is home to a variety of different fish species, so you’re sure to reel in a big one!

The following fish make Karumba waters their home – barramundi, blue salmon, golden snapper, grunter, catfish, bream, whiting, thread fin, mackerel, queenfish, and black jewfish to name just a few.

One of the most popular fishing spots in Karumba include:

– The Karumba Point Boat Ramp – conveniently located right next to Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

FISHING CHARTERS

If you’re looking for a memorable and exciting fishing adventure, why not book a fishing charter? There are a number of different charter companies operating in Karumba, and we can help you find the one that’s perfect for you.

Some of the most popular fishing charter companies in Karumba include:

– Kerry D Fishing

– Karumba Fishing Adventures

When you arrive, ask Mangers Hayley or Craig to book a tour or charter for you at no extra charge.

CRABBING

If you’re looking for a fun activity the whole family can enjoy, look no further than crabbing!

Crabbing is a popular pastime in Karumba and can be done right from the jetty. All you need is some bait and a fishing net, and you’re good to go!

Kids love crabbing. So make sure you bring the ankle biters with you for this fun and popular activity.

SCENIC HELICOPTER RIDES

For something truly unique, why not take a scenic helicopter ride over the Gulf of Carpentaria?  This is a great way to see the town from a different perspective and get a bird’s eye view of all the amazing scenery.

Helicopter sightseeing tours are one of the most exhilerating ways to admire the beautiful landscape of Karumba and its surrounding areas.

Get an eagle view of the Gulf and Karumba. You won’t be disappointed.  It’s an absolutely thrilling experience!

SUNSET CRUISES

Last but not least, no trip to Karumba is complete without taking a leisurely sunset cruise.

There’s nothing quite like being on the water watching the sun set over the water while sipping on a cold drink. Especially in Karumba where the sunsets are out of this world.  No joke!  Karumba has some of the best skies you’ll ever see.

So what are you waiting for? Come and check out Karumba! Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is the perfect place to stay when visiting this part of northern Queensland. With a range of accommodation options available, we can cater to all budgets and group sizes.

Contact us today to book your stay! We look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of paradise. With so much to do, you’re sure to have a holiday that you’ll never forget!

Book your stay today at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park!

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5 Great Reasons to Visit Karumba

5 reasons why you should check out the Outback

An Australian road trip is a fantastic way to explore the great outdoors of this magnificent country.

The outback in Australia has so much to offer. From pristine beaches, incredible wildlife, beautiful landscapes, glorious sunsets, and brilliant towns and communities like Karumba where you can experience true Aussie hospitality.

Here are our top five reasons why the outback should be on your travel bucket list:

1. The Wildlife

Is there anything more Australian than visiting the outback and spotting some exotic creatures? From kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies and emus as well as reptiles such as snakes and lizards, visiting the outback is a great way to see native animals in their natural habitat.

Did you know Australia is home to around 50 million kangaroos? Making it one of the best places in the world to spot them.

The outback is home to these iconic marsupials which, can be seen hopping around, well just about everywhere. They will often hop right into the park where guests are able to experience them up close and snap some memorable photos.

2. Stunning Landscapes & Sunsets

Australia is a country with an extremely diverse landscape. From lush rainforest to red desert and more.

You can explore a completely different side of the country in just a matter of hours. No matter where you go, one thing you can rely on is that Australia’s landscapes will never fail to take your breath away.

The colors of the outback are unique – vivid and spectacular. With its earthy reds and orange landscape dotted with green and golden trees, the rich grounded feel of the outback is sure to draw you in and captivate all your senses.

The sunsets here are some of the best in the world. The sky turns into a beautiful canvas as the sun slowly sets for another day. The pinks, oranges, purples and reds paint a picture in the sky that will remain in your heart and memory forever.

One of the best places for viewing magnificent sunsets is right here at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. Pull up a chair and a cold one and watch the magic unfold.

3. Laid Back Lifestyle

Aussies are renowned for their relaxed attitude, which is something that can be seen throughout the country. The outback is no different, with friendly locals always happy to show you around or recommend a great spot for something to eat, drink or do.

This is especially true for the community of Karumba. Our friendly locals and staff at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park are always eager to say ‘G’day’ and lend a hand where they can.

4. The Morning Glory

The Morning Glory is a rare meteorological event where the sky is filled with a swirling ball of cloud that resembles long rolls of colorful cotton wool.

It usually occurs just before dawn in the outback around September to November. The colors are so intense, it looks like the sun is rising from an unusual direction.

There are very few places in the world where you can view the Morning Glory. The best place in the world to see the phenomenon is the town of Cunnamulla, around 350 kilometers west of Karumba.

5. The Nightlife

Visiting the outback would not be complete without enjoying a beer (or two) at one of many popular watering holes.

The outback has a fantastic range of pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy authentic Australian drink and cuisine like the always popular fish ‘n’ chips, fresh prawn salads and scrumptious shrimp cocktails.

A great place to frequent great Aussie food when in Karumba is The Sunset Tavern. A 2 minute walk from Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park.

So you see, the Outback has a lot of great gifts to offer.

Whether you want to relax in the great outdoors, go fishing, crabbing, take a scenic flight or explore the off-beaten track, visiting the outback in Australia is definitely one of the best ways to explore this incredible country!

So, what are you waiting for?

Come check out Karumba!

Book your stay today at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park!

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Green Oriole

Karumba, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland is a bird-watcher’s paradise.

This month we are featuring the stunning Green Oriole; a medium-size songbird with red eyes and a long red bill.

Also Known As…

The Green Oriole goes by a few different names.

Alternate names for the Green Oriole include the Yellow-belled Oriole, Yellow Oriole, and the Australian Yellow Oriole.

A challenging bird to spot, as their yellow-green plumage blends with the foliage, it is their deep musical calls that usually gives away their discreet location.

Breeding and Habitat

Green Orioles like to breed during the months of October to March – the wet season.

They forage slowly and methodically through the middle and upper strata of dense forests and like to form small flocks in the non-breeding season.

It’s preferred habitat is among the mangroves, in the rainforests, swamps, gardens, and in the thickets along watercourses.

The Unique Green Oriole Song

If you’re hoping to hear a Green Oriole sing, you’re in luck.  These spectacular birds love to sing, and their vocals are often characterized as a throaty and rich “yok-yok-yoddle” sound.

The Green Oriole makes it home in Australia and New Guinea.

What birds have you spotted during your stay in Karumba?

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Green Orioles are are just one of many species of birds that can be found in Karumba and seen around the park.  Click here to read about another local bird – the Red-headed honeyeaters.

Be sure to bring your camera with you on your next visit to Karumba.

Photography by @lester_trotter | Source: Wikipedia

Discover the Barra!

THINGS TO DO IN KARUMBA – The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre.

Discover the amazing secrets of the mighty barramundi at The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre, the only hatchery in the world to breed the Southern Gulf strain of this iconic fish!

From humble beginnings with second hand, donated equipment the Centre was started by a group of professional fishermen who set out to restock the local waterways with fingerlings to ensure a sustainable fishing future for years to come. They became known as the Barramundi Restocking Association.

  • Enjoy lunch or a coffee at the Wild Fish Cafe that overlooks the lagoon.
  • Watch a short film about the community of Karumba and its local fishing industry.
  • Discover the wetlands and mangroves and learn about the local birdlife and stunning southern Gulf Flora.
  • Learn about the process of restocking the waterways with fingerlings.

To learn more visit barracentre.com.au. Or ask our friendly managers Craig and Hayley for more information when you check in.

Source and Photo: Barramundi Discover Centre

Red-Headed Honeyeater

Karumba is the perfect spot for bird-watchers, bird enthusiasts and photographers.

This month we are featuring the Red-Headed Honeyeater.

The red-headed honeyeater (also known as the red-headed myzomela) is a passerine bird that stands about 12cm with a long down-curbed bill and short tail. It lives in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Northern Queensland, Australia.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical environments. Karumba is a perfect spot.

This beautiful bird loves to feed in large canopy trees and enjoys darting from flower to flower and eating insects off foliage.

The handsome male honeyeater has a glossy red head with brown and paler grey-brown underparts. The beautiful female honeyeater has predominantly brown-grey plumage.

While there isn’t a wealth of information that’s been documented about the honeyeater’s breeding behaviour, it has been documented that it likes to build small cup-shaped nests in the mangroves, and will lay 2-3 small, white eggs with small red splotches.

What birds have you spotted during your stay in Karumba?

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Red-headed honeyeaters are just one of many species of birds that can be found in Karumba and seen around the park.

Be sure to bring your camera with you on your next visit to Karumba.

Photography by @paulabowler4 | Source: Wikipedia

Karumba Heritage Walk

Have you explored Karumba’s Heritage Walk yet?

The Karumba Heritage Walk is a 4km path that stretches from Karumba to Karumba Point.

The trail is flat with a lots of boardwalks for photographers and bird-watchers alike to pause and capture spectacular shots of stunning natural scenery, magical sunsets and an array of bird-life and wild-life.

If photography or bird-watching isn’t your thing, the Karumba Heritage Walk is the perfect escape for that leisurely evening stroll, an early morning jog, or an afternoon cycle.

Be sure to add the Karumba Heritage Walk on your list of to-do’s the next time you’re visiting us in Karumba.