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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.  

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Karumba Community Anglers Classic 2017

April 7th/8th & 9th

Keep up with the event news on our facebook page - Gulf Barramundi Restocking

 Click here to view the 2017 Guidelines package including the Nomination form

Early Bird Nominations are available from midday 13th March up until 5pm on Thursday 6th April 2017

Forms are available on the facebook page or from Karumba Lodge Hotel and Ash's @ the Point Cafe, Karumba

Please read the information carefully as event fishing times, weigh in times and close off for entries times have all changed this year

Catch and Release categories have been expanded and its shaping up to be another great event this year.

 

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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.   

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.

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Exciting development with the construction and development of a 5MW Solar Power Station in Normanton - various news articles and information is available with the plant due to be connected early 2017.   

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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. 

 
 

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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

 

 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.

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

     

 

 

 

 

KARUMBA MARKETS

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