Karumba is fast becoming a must do destination for travellers looking for an experience with a difference
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Today however, being so accessible, Karumba is fast becoming a must do destination for travellers looking for an experience with a difference.
The rich marine wetlands wind their way inland some 30 kilometres from the Gulf of Carpentaria coastline, this is truly where the savannah outback meets the sea. During the summer, monsoon rains replenish the waterways and attract a multitude of birds in preparation for the popular winter tourist season, when fishing enthusiasts along with many round Australia and overseas travellers descend on Karumba for some of the best wild caught barramundi in Australia.
Learn all about the fascinating facts on Barramundi, the marine habitat and Gulf in general at the Barramundi Discovery Centre where you can adopt your very own barramundi or try feeding the big mouth fish yourself.
Things to see
The Gulflander and the Railway Station
The towns greatest tourist attraction is undoubtedly The Gulflander. The railway line was originally planned to service the beef industry by running from Normanton to Cloncurry but the discovery of gold at Croydon redirected it.
The rail is a masterpiece of adaptive design. George Philips, the supervising engineer, designed special steel sleepers which proved so successful that they are still in use today. They can be seen at the railway station which is listed by the National Trust. It is an unusual building which has distinctive decorative patterns on the crossbraces which hold up the corrugatediron roof. It has become one of Normantons most distinctive landmarks.
The railway line was only a brief success. When it opened it was planned that it would become a major line and that Normanton would grow to become a major port. In its first year of operation there were 55 railway employees and the train was carrying 10 000 passengers each year.
As a result of the Croydon goldfields demise in 1906 the Gulflander has not made a profit since 1907. Today it runs a once weekly service leaving Normanton at 8.30 am on Wednesday and returning from Croydon at 8.30 am the next morning. It is occasionally booked to make the tour at other times.
Friday Wood Fired Pizzas
Friday is the day for Wood Fired Pizzas. This week we will be doing Meatlovers, Aussie BBQ Bacon & Egg, Hawaiian and Satay Chicken. You can do a half and half option. Pizzas cost $20 and you can also get Garlic Bread for $5 each. Book now at Reception up to 5pm and then at the cafe window up until 7pm. Don’t miss out!!!!
We have a very talented staff member in Wendee who makes her own cards that are for sale in the office. The cards range from Birthday, Anniversary and all occasion cards. They are homemade, homestitched and cost $4.50.
What a view Part 4!!
We continue our aerial views above Karumba Point and this one shows the view above the mouth of the Norman River looking westward at the fading Sunset. You can clearly note the shipping channel out to the deeper water.
Our Café is open daily from 9am to 3pm. We sell coffees and cakes along with sweet treats like our famous pancakes. This week there will be daily bargain specials on the board outside. Unfortunately the Ice Cream Cones are now out of stock.
What a Season Part 2
We continue this week with a look back on the biggest season this park has seen for a while. This week its all about the 70s Disco night that we did on the 30th of June. You were asked to dress up in your bets 70s gear and it did not disappoint. We raised $884.10 that night and it was one of the best nights of the season.
Tour and Charter Bookings
We conduct a free service for you to book your fishing charter, Gulflander train or Sunset Cruise here at the office. Pop in and see us during office hours for information on these great experiences to be had whilst you are in Karumba.
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Now Happenin’ at Sunset Caravan Park
Wood Fired Pizza Nights
September School Holidays
Sunset Cafe NOW OPEN – Specials Everyday until stock runs out!!!!!!!
Tours and Charters now still operating
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Phone 07 47 459277
BOOK NOW! for September, October, and November You may also do advanced booking for December, January, and February.
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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