Recreational fishing for Barramundi is the main activity here and the small town is flooded with tourists
Karumba is located on the Gulf of Carpentaria 536km east of the Northern Territory border and finds the Gulf Track complete. Recreational fishing for Barramundi is the main activity here and the small town is flooded with tourists through out the year.
Due to the significant number of fishermen visiting the area and catching Barramundi a government funded barramundi hatchery has been established to restock the Gulf waterways. The Barramundi Discovery Centre on Yappar Street in town is very informative, interesting and worth visiting to learn about these elusive fish so adored in the north.
After learning about the local Barramundi you’ll be anxious to throw a line in. Boat owners can launch their vessels from either the town centre or the point. If you’re not travelling with a boat there are plenty of boat hire options and fishing charters available in the area. Good land-based fishing is from the beach at the Point.
Karumba Point is only a couple of km’s from town. Not only is the fishing good here but so is the Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park located right on the foreshore. What a way to wind down after a big day out fishing, watching the sunset, enjoying refreshments and comparing fishing and holiday experiences with like-minded travellers.
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.
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 Barramundi high radiates here and you just have to have a go. If you’re lucky enough to catch one of these fish good for you, but be aware that the stocks are diminishing and there are rules and regulations to be adhered to. Also take note that Barramundi over 80cm are close to or already are breeders. “Catch and release” is the way to go with these big fish. You’ll still have that impressive photo for your fishing memorabilia album and you’ll be assisting in retaining sufficient Barramundi stock for future recreational fishing. A good barramundi fishing motto advertised at the local hatchery is “Enjoy the fishing but take only what you need and leave some for others.”
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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