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Karumba, QLD

The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year, however during the monsoon season, transportation methods must be carefully considered, as some parts of the Gulf Savannah region suffer from a lack of road infrastructure.


Karumba is situated on the mouth of the Norman River and is the centre of the Gulf’s prawning industry. Surrounding environ is flat wetlands which extend inland for approximately 30 kilometres. Wetlands are a series of meandering saltwater tidal estuaries, habitat for saltwater crocodiles and vast array of bird species, such as pelicans, cyrus cranes, brolgas and black swans.

Distance From Brisbane (State Capital) via Cairns is 2,501 kilometres or via Mount Isa is 2,382 kilometres.

Nearest Airport: Cairns

Karumba Map


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Remote

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bird Watching
  • Golfing
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Sightseeing
  • National Park
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Game
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Fishing - Trout/Fly
  • Fishing - Estuary
  • Snorkelling
  • World Heritage

About Karumba

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Karumba Postcode: 4891
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Outback Queensland
  • Latitude: -17.47663
  • Longitude: 140.86191
  • Elevation: 3m
  • Population: 531
  • Median Income: $33644
  • Area (Sq/km): 134.455
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Accommodation In Karumba

Discover some of the accommodation in and around Karumba

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains