One of the main fishing destinations in the region is Karumba, a waterfront town in the Gulf of Carpentaria
Fishing in the Gulf of Carpentaria is a must-do for many. Catch a barra in the rivers at Burketown or drop a line in the shallow sea off Karumba. Embark on an epic gulf fishing adventure in Tropical North Queensland’s.
The Gulf and Cape York in Tropical North Queensland are a fishing frontier, a place of warm weather and great experiences and on the bucket list for many anglers. Annual treks to Tropical North Queensland with your mates are common for fishing fanatics and the destinations are varied, but everyone is in search of the same thing, a great fishing escape away holiday away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and a smörgåsbord of fresh fish. Les Wilsom Barramundi Discovery Center grand Karumba Barra & Blue Festival is a great tourist attractions.
One of the main fishing destinations in the region is Karumba, a waterfront town in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Karumba has a population of just over 500 residents, although that swells to thousands during the winter months. There are some great places to stay that will accommodate you and your boat on site, complete with fileting tables and conveniently located close to the local pub for great food and a cold beer. We stayed at the Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park and it was very good. Fishing the waters off Karumba for the first time can be a shock as most of the waters are less than six metres deep. You can be kilometres offshore fishing in only a few metres of water, surrounded by sandbanks.
Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is conveniently located next to the beach.
Without a doubt Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park location in one of Australia’s finest with nearby beach, panoramic ocean views, excellent fishing
Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is an ideal place to stay and we recommend to all visitors who have intention to stay short or long term stay because one will get following facilities under one roof such as
- Cabins En-suite.
- Villas En-Suite.
- Unpowered Site.
- Powered Site.
- Coined Washing Machine.
- Fish Cleaning Area.
- Dump Stations.
- Office / Shop / Cafe.
- Clothes Lines.
- Camp Kitchen.
- Swimming Pool.
- Car Wash.
- Pizza Service.
- Staff Hospitality.
- Park Slabs Area.
- Park Gardens.
- Park Trees.
A beautiful relaxing atmosphere is created by the abundance of trees and colorful flowers situated through out the park with wildlife frequenting constantly.
BBQ facilities are available at the park and public phone booths are also situated in convenient locations. There are spotless ablution blocks providing excellent shower and laundry facilities.
For those lazy days relaxing you can also treat yourself to a dip in the swimming pool that is provided for all to use.
Internet facilities are provided.
The caravan sites range from cement slabs to well established lawn. They are excellent for campers of all types. There is a special area for cleaning fish and if you would like to walk then there is walking track just few steps away from the Park. The layout of the sites is non regimental adding an easy going feel to the park. Well established trees are everywhere with a shady spot being no problem to find.
The swimming pool is there for all to enjoy. A great setting for those lazy days to lay back and relax. The swimming pool is open all year round and is maintained daily.
Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult.
The target species for most who visit the area are barramundi, Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, queenfish and mangrove jack for those using lures. Bait anglers are usually chasing fingermark, coral trout and emperor. As bait anglers soon find out, fork-tail catfish dominate all species ten to one but mixed in amongst the catch there are usually few good quality grunter. We bought best lures from Park’s Shop. The Park Shop has large collection of Unisex Shirts and T-Shirts for Kids both are available in different sizes.