Karumba is outstanding for fishing, breathtaking Sunset, glorious morning clouds formation, and delicious prawns
Talk to anyone about Karumba and the subject of ‘fishing’ will almost certainly come up. Yes, for many years now this tropical centre on the southern shore of the Gulf of Carpentaria in North Queensland has been synonymous with delicious Gulf prawns and a mecca for fishes chasing large barramundi.
The park swimming pool – very welcome on a hot day
So popular has Karumba become in recent years, that this usually quiet settlement with a population of around 700, swells to around 4,000 during the busy winter months from Early Feb to September. Many come from a variety of northern Queensland inland centres for their annual ‘sea change’, but most head here from southern states, often for three, four or five months for the warm, balmy climate prevailing here at this time of the year, to enjoy the friendly holiday atmosphere that Karumba is well-known for, and yes, to get out and do some serious fishing … and by the way, if the barra aren’t biting which is not usual case, then chances are you’ll enjoy good catches of grunter, black Jew, blue and king salmon, Spanish mackerel and even good size mud crabs.
If you are not into fishing or more likely, want a break away now and again, there is a variety of other activities to enjoy. Amongst these are games of golf, bowls or tennis, a visit to the extremely interesting Barramundi Discovery Centre, taking a stroll on the newly constructed mangrove walk, go bird watching and enjoy the thousands of wetland, tropical and migratory birds to be seen around the area, go on a croc spotting, crab catching tour, pick up a bargain at the Sunday Markets, head into nearby Normanton for a great ride on the historic ‘Gulflander’ and just take in one of the Gulf’s splendid sunsets either on a special late afternoon tour boat cruise or just head to Karumba Point and settle back in a chair with a cold drink in hand and watch the ever-changing colours out here as the sun slowly disappears over the shallow Gulf waters below the horizon.
Conveniently located at Karumba Point, a few kilometres away from the main township, the Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is one of those places you’ll drive into and never want to leave because of numerous Park facilities such as
01. Cabins En-suite.
02. Villas En-Suite.
03. Unpowered Site.
04. Powered Site.
05. Coined Washing Machine.
06. Fish Cleaning Area.
07. Dump Stations.
09. Office / Shop / Cafe.
10. Clothes Lines.
12. Camp Kitchen.
14. Swimming Pool.
15. Car Wash.
16. Pizza Service.
17. Staff Hospitality.
18. Park Slabs Area.
19. Park Gardens.
20. Park Trees.
Amongst the things that make this park somewhat different from many others, is the effort that the folk here go to for their patrons. First up, on arrival, you are escorted to your site and given help, if needed, to set up and make yourself comfortable. From there you quickly learn about the park’s social activities including a Friday roast night, followed by a couple of hours entertainment of singing, music, dance, comedy, impromptu acts and more – all really great fun.
WEEKLY PARK AMUSEMENT:-
Other events hosted by the park include weekly barbeque, big screen sports events, bingo, games nights, craft sessions, tour arranged scenic Gulf historic and beach side walks and more. And when there’s nothing on, campsite gatherings, sometimes up to 20 or more people are seen enjoying lunch, dinner, morning tea and every afternoon, happy hours are always in full swing, sometimes until well after dark – your sense of humour and you’re sure to enjoy yourself.
Elsewhere around the park, a good size swimming pool is a great spot to cool off on the warm days that prevail here. There is a couple of cleaned toilets, Spotless shower and dump points, a fish cleaning area, car wash, camp kitchen and barbeque areas and a notice board with local details. There is also a well-stocked on-site store with craft supplies, souvenirs, and seafood.
ARK LAYOUT & SLABS
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.
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