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arumba - 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




Following a very successful Karumba 150th Anniversary in late June/early July 2023 - we hope to continue to add stories, images and more to this site....


What's On?

Karumba Community Anglers Classic 2023

September 29/30 and October 1st 2023 - a weekend of fun, family and fishing in the Gulf 

All the details from the facebook page



































Proposed River Closures and Gill Net Closures

The Gulf of Carpentaria commercial fishing industry is currently facing its greatest threat and challenge - the proposed closing of rivers and gill net area closures.  You can read current information provided and there is a petition to ensure we can all still enjoy wild caught sustainably caught and managed salt water seafood into the future.. you can scan the QR code or click the online link.  Hard copy petitions are available in different areas.


News article on proposed closures


Scientist responds to proposed closures


Response from Commercial Fishing - Gulf of Carpentaria




















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.  Please send us your photos and thoughts on these art works located from Georgetown, Croydon, Normanton, Karumba, Doomadgee and Burketown

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

Todays 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



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 was 100% volunteer based and provided a key partnership role holding and implementing the permits for releasing any and all fingerlings into the river/water systems of the Norman River. 




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....