Karumba .. Gulf Savannah

sunset
Karumba Sunset
wetlands
Gulf Wetlands

Karumba is a town of around 550 people and is our access to the Gulf of Carpentaria. On the mouth of the Norman River, it's the centre of the Gulf's prawning industry. Trawlers dock here to discharge their catches which have been frozen at sea.

Barramundi fishermen who work out of the port fishing the crocodile infested waters are always befriended by birds looking for handouts. Set high and dry in the mangroves up river lies the wreck of the Katoora, blown there years back during one of our tropical cyclones.

Karumba isn't short on accommodation but between Easter and Early October, its a good idea to book ahead.

Cruises along the river are popular with visitors who are always treated to the sights of enormous crocodiles and enjoy the timeless landscape. And the fishing up this way is second to none.

Karumba Point is the only stretch of beach in the Central Savannah that can be accessed by road.

On the Point are government establishments, such as Boating Patrol, as well as facilities for visitors.

The beach is well worth walking and as you can see from this photo (which I might add was taken with an ordinary automatic camera sitting on a post) the sunsets are spectacular.

 

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