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Welcome to the Karumba community website - an initiative of the Karumba Progress Association.   

 The site is for all the community, visitors and various organisations to keep up with news, promote their functions, events and fundraisers, promote our wonderful area, wildlife and environment, provide a directory of local businesses, services and organisations and anything else the community would like to see on the site. 

< Sunsets present daily opportunities for great photographs and memorable experiences


There's always a lot happening -  Lots of other events and activities are happening in the area throughout the year 

Check out the EVENTS page

For fishing and boating guidelines, fishing size and bag limits and regulations and other local news - just click here or go to the NEWS tab above.  

There is also a copy of the latest Millstream Times online now - 25th March, 2016 edition.


Karumba Supermarket and Mick's Cafe, Yappar Street in Karumba are hosting a Biggest Morning Tea on 23rd May - more information - click here


Karumba Community Anglers Classic - 1st - 2nd and 3rd April

- click here for the Facebook link 

Lots of winners, lots of lots of fishing and fish, plenty of smiles and a lot of tired volunteers

Perfect recipe for a great weekend of fun in the Gulf at Karumba

Big Winners - Jordan Lee - won the boat, motor, trailer package - Major Raffle run by the Gulf Barramundi Restocking Association

$3000 cash - Jennifer Wright

See the facebook page for photos - Gulf Barramundi Restocking



Important news from

Carpentaria Shire Council

Changes to Normanton Airport during 25th April to 31st May, 2016

There will be a bus service provided between Normanton and Karumba during the closure of Normanton Airport - more details click here


The latest update from MMG Century

Lawn Hill and Karumba move to Care and Maintenance 

Click here for details on the plans for MMG’s Century Mine at Lawn Hill and the Karumba Port dewatering and shipping facility.


Flamenco Fire performing in NormantonFlamenco Fire performing in Normanton


The Governor of Queensland is coming to visit Normanton and Karumba in April

Click here for more information


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

In developing the site it is also hoped we can provide some useful information for those thinking of coming to Karumba or wanting to find out more if they have been before.   

Recently some amazing videos have been made available through Gulf Savannah Development on You Tube which promote, display and show the Gulf region - there are a number of these short videos and they really are great to watch - 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.


Exciting news with the construction and development of a 5MW Solar Power Station in Normanton - expected to be completed by December 2016 - for more information click here.

There is also a Community Information meeting taking place in Normanton on March 17th at 5.30pm so anyone who is interested is very welcome.

North West Star, Mt Isa - article on the Normanton Solar Station - March 2016.


 Karumba Sports Group are busy with all sorts of activities - the wet season doesn't slow these people down - look out for the Karumba kids Triathlon - March 12th, 2016


Karumba Town Brochure & Map

NOTE - The Karumba Town Brochure and Map is currently being reviewed with opportunities for listings in the new version - if you would like to change your listing, add a listing as well as if you are involved with Karumba not for profit groups which can have a free listing and include key community events




Karumba Swimming Pool and Waterpark

Karumba now has an amazing waterpark and public swimming pool located right beside the Visitor Information Centre, Sports Centre which includes a small gym area and Karumba Civic Centre.  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

Gulf Chamber of Commerce

Gulf Savannah Tourism Site - operated by the Gulf Chamber of Commerce

Savannah Way Green Trail

Gulf Savannah Development

Savannah Way Ltd

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group

Tropical Savannahs CRC

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.  Today the restocking group has recently undergone significant changes and Carpentaria Shire Council now operate the hatchery and the Barramundi Discovery Centre.  The restocking group will provide volunteer input and support for future hatchery and restocking activities to support fish stocks across the region.  For any other information it is suggested to contact Carpentaria Shire Council. 

The GBRA runs seafood raffle trays every Friday night at the Sunset Tavern to raise funds to support restocking in the Norman, Albert and Nicholson Rivers systems

Reminder about extension to the Boat/Trailer/Motor Raffle package for the Gulf Barramundi Restocking Association...

This major fundraising raffle will be drawn on Sunday 3rd April, 2016 as part of the Karumba Community Anglers Classic which runs over the 1st, 2nd and 3rd April.  


Barramundi Restocking activities April 2015 in the Norman River 

Click here for pictures and information   




 Karumba Weather Link

Just use this link to get information on Karumba weather - thanks to Carpentaria Shire Council



New signage has been installed in and around Karumba telling some of the stories from the first inhabitants, to exploration, pioneers, environment, economy and community.  29 sign frames are in place with 26 already completed with storyboards.  More are under development.    



   Great to see so many enjoying walking, jogging, cycling and generally getting out along the track which is some 3-4 km from Karumba town to Karumba Point.

Many long term residents, businesses and really the whole local community has worked long and hard to see this project realised - some 15years of planning, lobbying, seeking funding and working towards this end result.  So now we will all be strongly encouraging and promoting for people to keep in mind the track travels through sensitive environmental areas so everyone needs to be responsible, take care of and look after this wonderful new community asset so all can enjoy it.

Sunrises can be pretty spectacular in the Gulf - this image was taken when the Norman and Flinders Rivers were in full flood - just on sunriseSunrises can be pretty spectacular in the Gulf - this image was taken when the Norman and Flinders Rivers were in full flood - just on sunrise



This is our wonderful local paper - loads of  news and information plus all the events and activities coming up in the area - it comes out bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For sending in news and items just email on

The Chronicle also runs a Goose Club every Friday night at Karumba Lodge Hotel - great prizes and all funds support the Gulf Chronicle paper.





Starting in April and then held every Sunday from 7am to midday at the Sunset Tavern through to September