Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park is the closest to the boat ramp and the mouth of the Norman River
Well, Karumba Point actually.
We had booked in the Sunset Caravan Park for a week. This park is the closest to the boat ramp and the mouth of the Norman River. Karumba Point is also the stretch of beach that can be accessed by road.
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
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.
Fishing is the major attraction. There is a good choice of fishing charter operators to chose from and if you do not have a boat, also the best way to catch some fish.
Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park friendly staff did booking for KerryD fishing charters.
As it turned out we had quiet a successful day.
We reeled in a nice blue nosed salmon as well as a couple of catfish ,and a shark or two. The latter promptly returned to the water.
If you hook a barramundi at Lake Belmore in the Gulf Savannah, the chances are that it started life in Karumba at the Barramundi Discovery Centre.
The Carpentaria Shire Council hatchery supplies barramundi fingerlings for a number of Gulf waterways, including the Albert River in Burketown and the Norman River in Karumba, which are popular with anglers wanting to hook the feisty fish.
Centre coordinator Expert said the addition of the young barramundi into the river systems helped boost stock, especially in poor seasons, and was essential for freshwater water bodies like Lake Belmore near Croydon, which would be devoid of barramundi otherwise.
“We had a record spawn last year of 125,000 fingerlings and 70,000 of those went into the Norman River alone so in about three years’ time when they are legal size people will be reeling them in,” he said.
During the Gulf Savannah’s peak season between April and early October, the hatchery opens its doors to visitors wanting to learn more about the Gulf’s most famous fish and hand feed some of the larger ones.
“Visitors get a kick out of watching our breeding stock snap at the squid and pilchards thrown to them, especially when they see the larger barra, which are well over one metre in length,” Expert said.
“We promote sustainability to the people who come to the hatchery by talking to them about catch and release practices and good handling methods.”
Of course the most important question Expert always get is where is the best spot to catch a barramundi during the open season from February to the start of October in the Gulf.
“I recommend straight off the beach in front of the rotunda at Karumba Point, either early morning or late afternoon with a live mullet or slow rolling a soft plastic lure,” Expert added.
“At Lake Belmore you will most likely catch one of the barramundi that were bred at the hatchery with a surface lure at night in the shallows.”
The Barramundi Discovery Centre is open from April to early October.
Book Now for December, January and February. You may also do advanced booking for March, April and May. Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
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