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Les Wilson
BARRAMUNDI DISCOVERY CENTRE

"Discover the amazing secrets of the Southern Gulf Barramundi,
the fishing industry, the people & the stories of the Gulf Savannah.”

Explore our interactive displays.

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.

The brand new interactive and state of the art Interpretive Centre provides the history, stories, lifecycle and habits of these sought-after fish. Discover the wetlands and mangroves and learn about the incredible birdlife and stunning southern Gulf flora.

Watch an amazing short film in our theatre – about Barramundi, the fishing industry and our wonderful community of Karumba, and hear stories from the Commercial fishermen who catch them.

Enjoy views over the saltwater lagoon, displaying flora and fauna straight from the Norman River.

Enjoy a quality coffee or scrumptious meal overlooking the beautiful lagoon!

Accommodation in Karumba

Ensuited Villas

Ensuited Cabins

Deluxe Caravan

Coming in 2019!

The Great Experience of New purpose-built hatchery.

 

 

See how we breed our own fingerlings for the Norman River and other Gulf Rivers and Lakes.

 

 

See the amazing 1 metre plus fish! 

 

And if you’re lucky, get to hand feed them just like in this video!

The Crocodile Display

Take a photo catching a Barra!

The entrance way

An iconic building

Plan your day

There is a lot to see and do at the Centre so plan on spending anywhere from 1 – 2 hours here depending on whether you take a tour or just want to explore at your own leisure. Tours are held three times a day and take approx. 30 minutes.


Be sure to allow some extra time to enjoy shopping for souvenirs, dining at the restaurant or exploring the Art Gallery and the Visitor Information Centre.

Services and Facilities

To make sure that your visit is enjoyable and memorable there is an extensive list of services and facilities available that will help you plan your ideal Discovery Centre experience.

Accessibility

– Disabled parking
– Disabled amenities
– Guide/Service dogs are permitted.
– Ramps, pathways and all internal areas are designed to be – accessible by most transport aids
-Free admission for carers with government issued companion cards who will be performing this role during their visit

Facilities

– Online ticket sales
– Visitor Information Centre
– Retail Store & Restaurant/Café
– Conference / Meeting Room
– Free car parking
– EFTPOS and ATM
– Air conditioning in foyer and Interpretive Centre
– Free WiFi
– Parents’ nursing room
-Extensive outdoor areas and large aquatic feature.

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Karumba offers a wide range of things to see and do.

Fishing Charters
There are several fishing charter operators to choose from including those specialising in Barramundi Charters—Check your room information books and we can assist with bookings – it is always a good idea to plan ahead if you are thinking to do a charter – just so you don’t miss out on the fun!

 

River Cruises
Sunset, Birdwatching, Croc Spotting and special occasions, events or functions. We can assist with information and to help in making bookings and again to avoid missing out – it is a good idea to check dates and availability and book ahead.

 

Bird Watching and Photography
All year round there are opportunities and seasonal changes with migratory, savannah, marine, parrots, birds of prey and more.

Karumba Waterpark and Swimming Pool – a great place to cool off, get some exercise, take the family or just chill out

 

Karumba Walking Track
Joining Karumba Point to Karumba town approx 3.5km long—passing through marine salt/flood plains and over mangrove/marine creeks— additional information is available at the Karumba Visitor Information Centre or check with us for details. Some 30 interpretive heritage/history signs are now in place in and around Karumba and Karumba Point areas— the Karumba Visitor Information Centre has location maps.

 

Bowls, Golf and the Karumba Recreation Club
There are social bowls activities throughout the year and golf tournaments on Thursday and Sunday mornings through the year—everyone is welcome. There are honesty boxes for golf and bowls outside these times and golf clubs/buggies are available for hire. This is a not for profit community operated club

 

The Gulf is home to the Morning Glory Cloud – The Morning Glory cloud is a rare meteorological phenomenon consisting of a low-level atmospheric solitary wave and associated cloud, Burketown is a centre for cloud chasers in the later months of each year with gliders, photographers and those wanting to experience these amazing clouds – as the Gulf of Carpentaria and Gulf of Mexico have the highest rate of formations anywhere in the world.  In Karumba these morning glory clouds can be experienced most usually from August through to November – early morning – unforgettable.

 

Fishing Charters
There are several fishing charter operators to choose from including those specialising in Barramundi Charters—Check your room information books and we can assist with bookings – it is always a good idea to plan ahead if you are thinking to do a charter – just so you don’t miss out on the fun!

 

River Cruises
Sunset, Birdwatching, Croc Spotting and special occasions, events or functions. We can assist with information and to help in making bookings and again to avoid missing out – it is a good idea to check dates and availability and book ahead.

 

Bird Watching and Photography
All year round there are opportunities and seasonal changes with migratory, savannah, marine, parrots, birds of prey and more.

Karumba Waterpark and Swimming Pool – a great place to cool off, get some exercise, take the family or just chill out

 

Karumba Walking Track
Joining Karumba Point to Karumba town approx 3.5km long—passing through marine salt/flood plains and over mangrove/marine creeks— additional information is available at the Karumba Visitor Information Centre or check with us for details. Some 30 interpretive heritage/history signs are now in place in and around Karumba and Karumba Point areas— the Karumba Visitor Information Centre has location maps.

 

Bowls, Golf and the Karumba Recreation Club
There are social bowls activities throughout the year and golf tournaments on Thursday and Sunday mornings through the year—everyone is welcome. There are honesty boxes for golf and bowls outside these times and golf clubs/buggies are available for hire. This is a not for profit community operated club

 

The Gulf is home to the Morning Glory Cloud – The Morning Glory cloud is a rare meteorological phenomenon consisting of a low-level atmospheric solitary wave and associated cloud, Burketown is a centre for cloud chasers in the later months of each year with gliders, photographers and those wanting to experience these amazing clouds – as the Gulf of Carpentaria and Gulf of Mexico have the highest rate of formations anywhere in the world.  In Karumba these morning glory clouds can be experienced most usually from August through to November – early morning – unforgettable.

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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!

The brand new interactive and state of the art Interpretive Centre provides the history, stories, lifecycle and habits of these sought-after fish. Discover the wetlands and mangroves and learn about the incredible birdlife and stunning southern Gulf flora.

Book Now for January, February, and March. You may also do advanced booking for April, May and May.
Postal Address: Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
Tel: (07) 4745 9277
Fax (07) 4745 9480
E-mail sunsetcp@gmail.com
https://www.sunsetcp.com.au
 
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