Karumba actually does not qualify for a Bustout synopsis but is an iconic location and so we report.

This place is on the eastern corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria and is a favorite location for southerners escaping the southern winter plus the Barramundi sports fisher enthusiasts.

Karumba is sited at the mouth of the Norman River, and enjoys the distinction of being the only town along the southern Gulf of Carpentaria that is within sight of the Gulf itself (the Gulf's extensive tidal flats prohibit settlement elsewhere along its shore). As such, the town's economy revolves largely around fishing. The Karumba port services the Century Zinc mine as well as fishing.

Karumba is also a little unique insofar that tourism, industry and nature clearly work in harmony each appreciating what the other brings.

The pub has a famous past and to this day can still lives up to the reputation.

The Tavern on the western bay is the spot to best capture the sunset.

The Barramundi Farm stands in for the museum.

The Karumba Church is multi denominational.

On the approaches to Karumba wildlife, even during the dry is prevalent.

Every Bustout traveler must do an overnight. Again just to appreciate the outback.

Diary notes







Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course