An east-west journey from Cairns to Karumba reveals volcanoes, vast savannah lands and a dash of gold mining history

The Gulf Savannah is known as the last frontier. We planned to drive from the east coast of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula to the west, finishing in Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria, taking our time and exploring each area. There are three main routes to reach Gulf Development Road: departing the coast at Townsville, Innisfail or Cairns. From Townsville, […]

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Huge, Gigantic, Humongous. Get DOUBLE SPACE! Take your caravan to Karumba, Qld, and you’ll find there’s more to it than mere Barra and Prawns

• Fishing and crabbing • Beach walks • Sunsets • Barramundi Discovery Centre • Sunset cruise • Charter fishing and croc spotting We left Croydon, Qld, after an early breakfast and made it to Normanton for a late morning tea. After a quick look around, we drove on through the wetlands to Karumba in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Our destination […]

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There are so many options when it comes to fishing at Karumba that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin! A good spot for starters is the Norman River, where you’ll find huge fish like

Normanton is a genuinely delightful town with an excess of old world charm. Located 712 km west of Cairns and 681 km west of Townsville it started life as a port for the Gulf of Carpentaria’s cattle industry and grew in importance with the discovery of gold at Croydon in 1885. The area was first explored by Ludwig Leichhardt on […]

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Town Activities, Local Tours & Attractions & Eating in Karumba

Local Attractions Town Activities Karumba has a walking track from Karumba Point to Karumba township and is great for walking, jogging and cycling. The Karumba Community Anglers Classic TBA The annual Karumba Cancer Cuppa in on the TBA Karumba Golf Open is on, in it’s all it’s glory,  on our newly irrigated golf course, on the TBA Karumba State School […]

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Exotic tropical fishing port on the Gulf of Carpentaria

Karumba is a fishing destination and industrial port on the banks of the Norman River where, each winter, anglers from all over Australia arrive to try their luck in the fish-rich waters of the Gulf. Once it was nothing more than a small, sleepy outback town. In recent years it has evolved into two interconnected, but quite separate, towns. There’s […]

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Tourist Attraction: There’s something enticing about Karumba

There’s something enticing about Karumba A sign on the main road that just about sums it up: “Welcome to Karumba – population small”. But there is something enticing about the place, especially if you’re an angler. It’s exotic but laid-back, a welcome retreat with a frontier style atmosphere. They say that one deep breath of the air here and Karumba […]

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Well done Bill Saunders. 1.2 meter Black Jew Fish. A real good catch and good eating as well. Bill stays at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. Where the Outback meets the sea.

Well done Bill Saunders. 1.2 meter Black Jew Fish. A real good catch and good eating as well. Bill stays at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. Where the Outback meets the sea. Save Save Related Posts:The first place to stop on the way to Karumba from…In Australia, shops start playing Christmas music…Experience the natural wildlife of Australia up…Have you ever […]

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