It is conservatively estimated up to 100,000 visitors a year make their way to Karumba
Community & Services
Karumba today boasts an excellent range of services and facilities including Health Clinic, Primary School, Child Care, Ambulance, broadband internet, Next G mobile phone service, golf course, tennis courts, sports centre, Civic Centre & Library, playgrounds and more. In 2015 Karumba received a new public swimming pool and a fantastic waterpark through the efforts of Carpentaria Shire Council, which along with the gym, sports centre and recreation club see Karumba well placed to keep people active and involved. There is a local Police Station, regular Royal Flying Doctor Service clinics and various allied health professionals throughout the year and there is the presence of officers from the Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries and Department of Transport Marine Services. Businesses include bakery, chemist, post office, nursery, supermarkets, butcher, electrical appliances and white goods, supermarkets, seafood outlets, mechanics,
services stations, hardware/marine store as well as many other businesses catering for the main industries of fishing, pastoral, mining and tourism.
Volunteer community organizations are well supported and include:
- Karumba Progress Association,
- Gulf Barramundi Restocking Association,
- Karumba State School P&C,
- State Emergency Service,
- Volunteer Marine Rescue,
- Rural Fire Brigade.
- Gulf Chamber of Commerce
Barramundi Discovery Centre
Throughout the year there are a range of community events and activities which bring people together to celebrate this unique and amazing place like:
- the annual Karumba Community Anglers Classic April,
- the Barramundi Discovery Centre ‘Duck Races June/July,
- Cairns to Karumba Bicycle Ride Coast to Coast biennial June/July,
- Karumba School Fete possibly the most successful and unique in Australia! August
- and the Karumba Christmas Tree December
In Karumba the sense of history, family, living and working in an amazing place, with safety, friendship and community belonging all combine to generate strong local pride.
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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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