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Karumba is known as where the 'Outback meets the Sea' and renowned for some spectacular sunsets over the Gulf and Arafura Sea. The town is sited at the mouth of the Norman River, a fishing community that is well known as a recreational fishing mecca, as well as a bird watchers paradise. It is has also become a 'must do destination' for travellers seeking something different. The rich marine wetlands that wind their way inland some 30 kms from the coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria, is haven for wildlife. It is also renowned for the Barramundi Discovery Centre where you can learn all about our the Barramundi.

To reach here, you drive through Savannah Country, with Karumba Point the only stretch of beach that has a boat ramp in the central Savannah Coast that can be accessed by road.

For those planning to visit the Gulf Country, this is still frontier country. You are advised to ensure that you are fully prepared, with enough spare fuel, and extra drinking water in your vehicle. You should also ensure you have the basics such as fan belts, raidator hoses, spare wheels for your vehicle, trailer and caravan. During the wet season, you should check road conditions before setting off through the region as roads can become impassable.

Karumba was established in the 1870’s, at the location of the mouth of the Norman River and was originally called Norman Mouth Telegraph Station. During the 1960’s prawning and barramundi fishing established themselves as a key industry in the area, and today Karumba is home to the largest Barramundi and prawning fishery in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Fishing charter vessels are available for the fishing enthusiast to explore the unspoilt waterways of the gulf and the rivers.

Karumba offers some a range of accommodation, including a couple of popular camping and caravan parks.

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Karumba - Snapshots from Australia

Sunset on the beach at Norman River estuary, Karumba Nth West Queensland
Sunset on the beach at Norman River estuary, Karumba Nth West Queensland.
Family friendly caravan park in Karumba, Queensland Fishing at sunset on the beach at Karumba, Queensland
Fishing and birdlife on the beach at Karumba, Queensland
Learning about Barramundi roe (fish eggs) at the Barramundi Discovery Centre.
Learning about Barramundi roe (fish eggs) at the Barramundi Discovery Centre.
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