Karumba is a haven for many species of wildlife, including a vast array of bird species such as kangaroos, Pelicans, Brolgas and Black swans
Karumba is a coastal town in the Gulf of Carpentaria, at the mouth of the Norman River. This small town is at the centre of the Gulf’s prawning industry. The surrounds of Karumba feature a series of meandering saltwater tidal estuaries. These wetlands extend inland for approximately 30 kilometres creating a haven for many species of wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles and a vast array of bird species such as pelicans, brolgas and black swans.
The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year round.
Karumba lies approximately 750 kilometres west of Cairns on the Gulf of Carpentaria, or 570 kilometres north of Mt Isa.
Visit Karumba with Outback Aussie Tours:
- Journey of the Gulf Savannah: 2019 17-19 Day Tour. Journey from Longreach through Winton, Mount Isa, and Karumba to Cairns exploring majestic Gulf landscapes and scenic rail journeys. Learn about the country’s pioneering past and take in the stunning natural beauty on this memorable tour.
Activities in Karumba include:
- Barramundi Discovery Centre: Everything you ever wanted to know about the barramundi can be learnt on the fascinating guided tours at this hatchery and breeding centre, where you can also hand-feed ‘barra’. The Barramundi Discovery Centre also has a gift shop stocking locally made bags and wallets fashioned from barramundi, crocodile and cane-toad leather.
- Amazing Sunset View: Due to the layout of the land and sea, the Karumba area is the only known location where the sunset is breath taking.
- Fish, fish and fish some more! Karumba is a fisherman’s paradise with a huge array of fish, crabs and prawns in the area.