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Karumba - Carpentaria Shire

Outback by the Sea

Welcome to the Karumba community website 


Here we aim to have information on events, places, people and links to community and other organisations in our local area and wider region.  

< Sunsets present daily opportunities for great photographs and memorable experiences

Currently we are working to include considerably more history and heritage information as we look to the 150th Anniversary for Karumba in 2023 - anyone who would like to include photos, stories and information is very welcome to contact us to include on the site. Hopefully we can give you a taste of our outback by the sea life.and keep alive the stories, memories and history of our community..come see for yourself....


New Savannah Way Art Trail

In October 2022 - there has been a very exciting project being finalised with the installation of art works across communities of the Savannah Way.  We look forward to showing the stunning artworks from photos. 

Karumba Weather Link

Just use this link to get information on Karumba weather


For fishing and boating guidelines, fishing size and bag limits and regulations 

This link will also show you how to find the Queensland Fishing App and download



Already growing as an iconic experience on your journey through the Gulf - the new Barramundi Discovery Centre opened officially in May 2019 has something for everyone, all ages - check it out!

We would love to receive photos, images, news items, event notices etc - to put up on the site across the year - send to 


There are some great short videos of areas in, around and of the Gulf Savannah region - just do some searches on You Tube.   There are a number of these short videos and they really are great to watch done by Gulf Savannah Development - even for a local!  Help us promote these videos by telling all your friends about them and our wonderful region - "Adventurous by Nature" - that's the Gulf.



Karumba Swimming Pool and Waterpark

Karumba has an amazing waterpark and public swimming pool located right beside the Civic Centre/Library and Sports Centre which includes a small gym area.  Make sure you get along and make a splash while in town


We have lots of people interested in Karumba's interesting tides - for most of the time - only 1 tide a day - if you are interested in finding out why then try this link:-

A Question of Tides


Some more great links for information - 

Carpentaria Shire Council - check this site for local wet season road conditions or go to 131940

Matilda Way - a drive trail from Cunnamulla to Karumba

Savanna Way - a drive trail from Cairns to Broome

Gulf Savannah Development


Magpie Geese flock to the area every wet season - the diverse birdlife includes marine, savannah, predatory,
parrots, migratory and more - a bird watchers mecca.  


 The Gulf Barramundi Restocking Association is a not for profit group originally established through the commercial fishing industry - to ensure future fish stocks and sustainability for industry and recreational fishing into the future.  From the 70's through to just a few years ago the hatchery and interpretive/tourism operation was owned and run by the Association.  In recent years there have been significant changes with the Carpentaria Shire Council now owning and operating the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre and building the brand new hatchery.  Exciting times ahead with projects being developed - and always a focus on sustainable, responsible fishing for everyone. 

The restocking group is 100% volunteer based and continues a key partnership role holding and implementing the permits for releasing any and all fingerlings into the river/water systems of the Norman River.  The GBRA has recently had a new interim Executive appointed bringing the ties between the hatchery and the restocking group closer and stronger.  For any other information it is suggested to

contact the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre on 07 47451122




Barramundi Restocking activities in the Norman River 

Click here for pictures and information   









Let's go exploring..........

There are various heritage/history signs all around Karumba town and Karumba Point - check out the map below with all the yellow dotted and numbered locations - or pop into the Visitor Information Centre - located at the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre and pick up a map of your own....  






A great way to get moving, see the sights and enjoy your day....the dotted line is the walking track and is about 3.5km long...make sure you have water, sun protection, hat etc - and have a camera handy - you never know what you might see....