Easter Holidays and Travel from Cairns to Karumba the most memorable tour
What Do People Do?
Many people enjoy the Easter eggs that they received during the weekend. They may also eat an Easter bilby, a chocolate model of a small, endangered mammal native to Australia. A recent campaign attempted to persuade children that the Easter bilby, rather than the Easter bunny, brings Easter eggs. This is because rabbits are seen as pests that destroy natural habitats and agricultural crops.
Easter Monday is a public holiday throughout Australia. Schools, businesses and other organizations are closed. Many large stores and shopping centers are closed. Small stores and those selling building materials, household goods or motor vehicle parts may be open. If they are open, they may have shorter trading hours than on regular Mondays.
Public transport services are often restricted and may not run at all. There may be congestion on the roads and at airports as people return from vacations and when sports and cultural festivals end.
Easter Monday is celebrated as a holiday in many Christian cultures. In previous times, the Easter celebrations often lasted eight days. This period was known as the Octave of Easter and is still called that in some church calendars. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. In many places, there were egg rolling competitions and people poured water over each other. This may have originated in the Catholic custom of taking holy water, which had been blessed on Easter Sunday, home to sprinkle on the house and food. Gradually, the celebrations in the week after Easter became shortened to just the Monday after Easter. The custom of a holiday on this day was brought to Australia by the early English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish settlers.
Driving the Savannah Way – Australia’s longest and arguably most interesting drive route – is an adventure within anyone’s reach. While much of the road is unsealed, and there are some watercourses to ford along the way, it’s eminently achievable.
The Queensland section has many small attractions along the way, and unscheduled stops are almost guaranteed for wildlife watching or unexpected photo ops along this epic drive.
So pack up your camping gear, make sure you’ve got a couple of spare tyres, and hit the road with this itinerary!
Come to Karumba, where the place to be as the sun goes down is the Sunset Tavern at Karumba Point. Delectable mud crabs and seafood are on the menu, as this is Australia’s barramundi and prawn fishing capital.
If fishing or birdwatching is on your agenda, this is the place for both. Karumba is right on the Gulf of Carpentaria, at the mouth of the Norman River. The town is surrounded by wetlands, home to huge saltwater crocodiles and a vast array of birdlife including herons, brolgas, jabiru, pelicans, cranes, brolgas and black swans.
Campers can set up at the Karumba Sunset Caravan Park, but if you are looking for a bit of style and comfort after some dusty days on the road, book in at the beachfront Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park.
Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park
Postal Address: Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
Tel: (07) 4745 9277
Fax (07) 4745 9480