There’s never been a better time to discover the magic of Queensland’s Outback!

So what are you waiting for?  Now is the time for your Outback Adventure!

History of Anzac Day The Dawn Service

The first commemorative event of Anzac Day is the Dawn Service at 4.30 am. This is about the time men of the ANZAC approached the Gallipoli beach. However, the origin is the traditional ‘standto’, in which troops would be woken so that by the first rays of dawn they were in position and alert, in case of an enemy attack in the eerie halflight. It is a ritual and a moment remembered by many veterans.

Some debate exists about the first Dawn Service. Nevertheless, early dawn services such as that held in 1923 at Albany, Western Australia, conducted by the Reverend Arthur White—Rector of St John’s Church, and formerly a padre with the 44th Battalion on the Western Front—were the forerunners of the modern tradition.

The first official Dawn Service was held at Sydney’s Cenotaph during 1928. The simple ceremony was for veterans to assemble before dawn for ‘standto’ and two minutes of silence.

The story of the Dawn Service and its origins is found in the article ‘In honour of Anzac Day: grave history of Dawn Service‘ Air Force News, 447, 25 April 2002.

Anzac Day Queensland Australia

Anzac Day Queensland Australia

Kerry Neale, ‘In the cold light of dawn’, discusses the significance of the Dawn Service continuing to grow while questions remain over its origin in Australia Wartime, 38, 2007, pp. 38–39.

In Origins of the Anzac Dawn Ceremony: Spontaneity and Nationhood, Robyn Mayes looks at three possible origins of the Dawn Service and discusses the sociological context of these.

There’s never been a better time to discover the magic of Queensland’s Outback!

Enjoy the freedom of travelling in wide open spaces, driving at your pace and experience the people, the places and amazing outback events in this spectacular part of the county.

OUR AWESOME SHOP Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

OUR AWESOME SHOP Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

Queensland’s Outback has something for everyone from visiting remote outback communities, fossicking for opals, star gazing, bird watching or even trying to find a dinosaur.  Have a beer in an iconic outback pub and get to know the local characters. Outback Queensland will give you experiences that will last a lifetime.

Barramundi Fishing Queensland Australia Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Special Day

Barramundi Fishing Queensland Australia Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Special Day

Enjoy the hospitality and the spirit of Outback Queensland.  Outback Queensland is also home to some of Australia’s most iconic events like the Birdsville races and the Julia Creek Dirt and Dust.  It is also home to some quirky events like goat and camel racing. 

All of which need to be seen to be believed!

All roads to Karumba are open and our happy guests are already fishing beside the road

All roads to Karumba are open and our happy guests are already fishing beside the road

Travelling with a caravan or motorhome in Queensland’s Outback is easy.

All major roads are sealed and well signposted, with most towns no more than two hours apart. The Matilda Highway will take you all the way from Barringun on the New South Wales border to Karumba, passing through many great outback towns along the way.

Local Fish in the Gulf of Carpentaria karumba and Normanton Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

Local Fish in the Gulf of Carpentaria karumba and Normanton Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

Karumba Landscape Tourist Attraction Road Condition

Karumba Landscape Tourist Attraction Road Condition

Running from Townsville to Tennant Creek, the Overlander’s Way follows the route of our pioneers across North West Queensland.   For those wishing to adventure a little further there are many sealed byways and loops that can be incorporated into your itinerary to enable you to immerse yourself in outback life.

Kerry Fishing D Fishing Charter Booking Through Park Management

Kerry Fishing D Fishing Charter Booking Through Park Management

Ferryman Fishing Charter Booking Through Park Management

Remember when travelling in the Outback to call or visit the Visitor Information Centre.  Here you will be able to find out current road conditions, weather reports, events and attractions within the region.

Looks like the guests are comfortable in Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

Looks like the guests are comfortable in Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park

Savannah Way_4x4 of Australia

Savannah Way_4x4 of Australia

There’s plenty to do in Queensland’s Outback!  

Wet a line in a billabong, try your luck fossicking for opals, go digging for prehistoric treasures, marvel at the brilliant night skies, explore the many natural wonders or simply sit back and enjoy a peaceful Outback sunset.

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Party Friday BBQ Night

So what are you waiting for?  Now is the time for your Outback Adventure!

Book Now Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Fishing Accommodation

Book Now Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park Fishing Accommodation

BOOK NOW! for April, May and June. You may also do advanced booking for July, August, September, and August.
Postal Address: Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
Tel: 07 4745 9277
Fax 07 4745 9277
Email sunsetcp@gmail.com
https://www.sunsetcp.com.au

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