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New Weather Station for Karumba               

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

http://www.weatherlink.com/user/carpoffice  

Karumba Cancer Cuppa tops the National fund raising in 2014

 

MORNING GLORY SEASON - this time of year - August through October/November there is the chance every morning you may witness the Morning Glory cloud formations at various locations around the Gulf of Carpentaria.  These rolling 'cigar' like clouds are only to be found here or in the Gulf of Mexico - gliders and pilots love to be here to catch a ride on the air currents these weather events provide - Burektown is a particularly good location along with Sweers Island and Karumba.  Recent newspaper articles include the following link and you can do searches to find lots more images and information....

 Morning Glory article October 2014

 Photo of small morning glory cloud formations at Karumba October 8th - just on sunrise

 

 
KARUMBA SIGNAGE - 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.      

KARUMBA to KARUMBA POINT WALKING TRACK

   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.

      

  

GULF CHRONICLE 

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 gulf.chronicle@bigpond.com

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

  

   

KARUMBA MARKETS - every Sunday from 7am to midday at the Sunset Tavern

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. 
   
 
   

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

    

Sunrise over the Norman River - just near Karumba  

The Karumba Progress Association is a not for profit incorporated body representing the residents of the Karumba area.  This includes community, business, services and the organisation strives to work closely with the Carpentaria Shire Council, Gulf Savannah Development Organisation and other key bodies in the local and regional area.

Karumba on the Norman River - wet season

Throughout the year the Association stages events, supports initiatives, projects and activities in the community and works to address and respond to issues and opportunities as they arise. 

The site is for all the community and aims to share news, promote events, provide a directory of local businesses, services and organisations and anything else the community would like to see on the site.   

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. 

  2013/14  KPA Executive. 

President - Bill Rutherford

Vice President - Bernadette Nolan 

Secretary - Deb Beck

Treasurer - Kyra Hill 

 

For information on where things are - try this link:-

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  - please contact Yvonne on 0747 459751 to organize today - cut off is 30th May - 5pm 

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

Carpentaria Shire Council - click here for a link to the Carpentaria Shire Council website

 

Other links of interest

Gulf Savannah Development

Savannah Way Ltd

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group

Tropical Savannahs CRC

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

Check out the EVENTS page

     

 

 

  

   

 

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