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Karumba Point Holiday Tourist Park

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$28 - 68
Karumba Point Tourist Park is a popular destination for travellers wanting to experience all that the Gulf of Carpentaria has to offer, with the beach, shopping and local hotel being only a short distance away.

Karumba Visitor Information Centre

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
The Karumba Visitor Information Centre is the public face of the Carpentaria Shire Council and as such will strive to provide friendly, accurate and impartial information, advice and services for visitors, operators and residents.

Karumba Barra and Blues Festival

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$65.00 - 65.00
4 – 5 May 2019
A weekend festival celebrating the legendary barramundi, live blues music with Ash Grunwald, Emily Wurramara supporting and more to be announced – along with the opening of a major tourist attraction, the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre.

Ashs Holiday Units and Ashs at the Point Cafe

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$120 - 185
Ash's has a range of facilities and services - pool, barbecue area, laundry, fish cleaning facilities, free guest Wi-Fi and is a step across the road to the Sunset Tavern - walking distance to coastline sunsets, Norman River mouth, fishing spots, boat ramps, other stores, fuel station and Karumba airport pickups available along with pre-arranged transfers from Karumba to Normanton.

Mount Isa Show 2019 - Strongest Man and Woman Competition

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$10 - 125
21 – 22 June 2019
It's back! The incredibly popular - Mount Isa Show Strongest Man and Woman Competition. Two full days of extreme athlete's testing their muscular and mental strength, along with speed and endurance.

Gulf Savannah and Outback

Fish, fossick, and toast rich, red sunsets across the flat grasslands and coastal landscapes of the Gulf Savannah and Outback. 

Things to do

Discover Karumba onboard a sunset croc and crab tour or silently creep through the sandstone escarpments of Cobbold Gorge on a solar-powered boat. 

Watch the sky transform into a rolling, cigar-shaped cloud formation during the annual Morning Glory and bird migration in September.

You can go back to the gold mining days in Croydon and visit explorers’ Burke and Wills Camp in Normanton or walk into the world’s longest volcanic lava tubes formed 190,000 years ago at Undara National Park, and overnight in a restored railway carriage.

If you're after a fishing adventure, hop on the Savannahlander or Gulflander trains or join a guided four-wheel-drive or luxury coach tour to a secluded fishing hole in search of barramundi.


Fishing in Tropical North Queensland

From deep sea fishing to inland dams, creeks and river systems, Tropical North Queensland offers avid anglers the ultimate fishing adventure. Whether you’re headed to the East Coast or to the Gulf of Carpentaria, you’ll be hooked on all of the fishing action Tropical North Queensland has to offer.

Fishing spots in Tropical North Queensland

Now a Net Free Fishing Zone, Trinity Bay is teeming with a variety of fish species like golden snapper, grunter, mangrove jack and flathead. Try casting a line off the Sugar Wharf Terminal in Port Douglas or hire a boat and fish the Chinaman Creek in Cairns

Get the ultimate island fishing adventure in the Torres Strait where you can bag big reef fish and game species like mackerel and giant trevally. Or, visit the tip of Australia in Cape York and experience untamed wilderness and incredible off shore fishing goldmines. You can also fish in the Gulf of Carpentaria and put your angling skills to the ultimate test at a local fishing competition in Karumba.

Gulf Savannah

Journey to where the outback meets the sea in the Gulf Savannah – an epicentre of deep sea and inland fishing holes, surrounded by country towns rich in mining history and indigenous culture. Take a peak at one of Queensland's five World Heritage listed areas - Riversleigh Fossil Sites - where over 20 million years of evolution have been preserved in limestone deposits.

Fisherman’s paradise

  • Buy prawns straight from the trawler in Karumba or cook up a feast on the barbecues at Lake Belmore in Croydon.
  • Charter a plane from Burketown to Sweers Island to hook your own catch or try your luck in the inland lagoons in Normanton.

A visual feast

  • Fossick for gems at Mount Surprise near Einasleigh or view agates with all the hard work done for you in Forsayth
  • Star gaze in Chillagoe and have your binoculars poised after monsoonal summer rains for birds in flight. 
  • Witness the rare meteorological phenomenon of Morning Glory, cruise the mysterious waterways of Cobbold Gorge or view the scenery around Einasleigh from a carriage on the Savannahlander train.

C2K Bike Ride

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$725 - 745
29 June – 4 July 2019
Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is a truly epic adventure that you will talk about for a lifetime. Whether you are a rider (road or dirt), a supporter or a volunteer, there is a place for everyone on the 2019 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride.

Matilda Way

Multiple Locations
The Matilda Way is one road that most definitely leads to adventure, and a different one each day. The fully sealed 1812 kilometre highway stretches from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria, from Cunnamulla to Karumba.
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