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What's On in and around KARUMBA


 Sunrise over the Norman River - just near Karumba  

  • Saturday 29th August - 'BRING IN SPRING' Festival at Karumba Recreation Club from midday - raising funds for Karumba Children's Centre and a great day out with lots of activities and fun - plus a monster cent sale.
  • 4th September - Normanton School Fete
  • 19th September - Stingers Football Club Bush Races at Normanton
  • 25th & 26th September - Gulf Morning Glory Festival at Burketown
  • 9th October - Gulf of Carpentaria Commercial Fishermans Association AGM at Karumba Recreation Club
  • 10th October - Pink Ribbon Brunch at Pelicans - Karumba

The Karumba Progress Association is one of several not for profit incorporated bodies representing the residents of the Karumba area.  This includes community, business, services and all these organisations strive to work closely with the Carpentaria Shire Council, Gulf Savannah Development Organisation, Savannah Way Ltd and other key agencies in the local and regional area.


Karumba on the Norman River - wet season

Throughout the year local groups and organisations hold a range of fundraising and fun events, supporting initiatives, projects and activities in the community and working to address and respond to issues and opportunities as they arise.  A number of regular travellers who return to Karumba every year get involved as well and there is always an open door and a welcome for all..



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.   

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

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

Check out the EVENTS page



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


Barramundi Restocking activities April 2015 in the Norman River 

Click here for pictures and information   


   Karumba Weather Station Link

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

The Gulf's own Morning Glory spectacular - for more information click below

Morning Glory article October 2014

Photo of small morning glory cloud formations at Karumba October 8th, 2014 - just on sunrise

We have recently had a couple of amazing mornings with morning glory clouds through early August - certainly amazing to witness.




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.  The final 3 frames are being worked on at this time and will be located on the Karumba Airport Road, on Karumba Point road near the Karumba Gun Club turn off and at Karumba Cemetery.

In addition the Karumba community has been fundraising and soon there will be more of the great seating provided around the Karumba town area - the same style we now see out at Karumba Point which has been so popular.



   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.




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.




The markets at the Sunset Tavern, Karumba Point - will wind up with the last market day for 2015 being Fathers Day - September 6th.  The majority of stall holders are travellers with a few locals in the mix as well.