Cool Facts about Kangaroos

Kangaroos are often spotted in our park and seen hopping about in the outback.

Here are some cools facts you might not know about these iconic Aussie marsupials.

  1. There are more than 50 million Kangaroos in Australia .
  2. Kangaroos can hop at 20 kilometres per hour and travel up to 40 kilometres in a night.
  3. Kangaroos usually only need to drink water every few days, getting most of the moisture they need from their food.
  4. Kangaroos are marsupials, meaning they carry their young in a pouch. The kangaroo joey spends about six to seven months attached to its mother’s teat.
  5. Kangaroos are herbivores and eat a wide variety of plants found in the outback.
  6. Kangaroo populations have been on the decline since European settlement, but they are still widespread across Australia.
  7. Kangaroos have a number of adaptations that allow them to survive in the desert.
  8. Kangaroos have a powerful tail that can balance them while standing upright.
  9. Kangaroos use their very strong back legs to jump with, reaching heights of 9 metres and covering up to 8 metres when they land.
  10. Kangaroo paws are covered with hard leathery skin to help them walk on hot sand in the Outback.
  11. Kangaroos also have big flat feet that act like snowshoes and keep them from sinking into the sands of the outback.
  12. Kangaroos can close their nostrils to stop dust getting in.

Kangaroos are amazing creatures that have adapted to the Australian Outback.

They often frequent the park. So be sure to bring your camera so you can capture a memorable snap of these beautiful animals.

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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!

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