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Pelicans Inn Karumba, Karumba

Karumba is a popular tourist destination at the mouth of the Norman River, where the outback meets the sea, the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is the only town on the coast serviced by a bitumen road. It is linked via the Savannah Way from Cairns, the Matilda Highway from the south and the Barkley Highway from the west. It is serviced by bus twice a week and by air thrice a week. Also, there is a weekly car ferry to Weipa.

It is a major port for industries such as prawns, fish, crabs, cattle and Pasminco Century Mine’s zinc exports. Surrounding lush wetlands extends inland 30 kilometres made up of salt water tidal estuaries and creeks which are the habitat of saltwater crocodiles and a vast array of wildlife, such as birds, both migratory and native, many species of fish and animals.

Pelicans Inn is built on a unique historical site overlooking the river with a 180 degree view, sea breezes and immediately adjacent to WWII Catalina and Empire Flying boat ramp. The landscaped pool area and shaded timber deck directly overlook both views.

Guests can choose from self contained units, double rooms with ensuite and balcony, twin share and bunk rooms. Amenities include disabled access, communal kitchen, laundry, car and trailer parking, pool and deck, boat ramp, barbecue, fish cleaning, bike hire, internet, EFTPOS, data points for broadband, bar lounge and bookings.

Reservations can be made for fishing charters and camps, boat hire, scenic flights, restaurants, river cruises including crocodile spotting, bird watching, sightseeing and sunset barbecues, golf, tennis, barramundi farming and magnificent sunsets over the water.

Local facilities include post office, medical centre, fuel, car and marine services and others.

Accommodation Options

Self Contained Room

Separate from main complex, but all facilities of resort are available.

Executive Room

Executive suites offer maximum privacy with balconies offering river and sunset views. Data points to broadband internet. Acoustic walls and ceilings. Writing desk, lounge chairs and full length robe.

Twin Share

Data points to broadband internet. Acoustic walls and ceilings.

Bunk Room

Individually lockable robes and drawers. Personal reading lamps to each bed. Immediate access to kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities with main hall providing tables and chairs.

Bunk House

Individually lockable robes and drawers. Personal reading lamps to each bed. Immediate access to kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities with main hall providing tables and chairs.

Disabled Twin

Same as twin share. Light switches adn door locks lowered. Disabled bathroom and toilet immediately adjacent.

Activites and Experiences at Pelicans Inn Karumba

  • Astronomy Night sky telescope.
  • Birdwatching Parrots, finches, kites in local area.
  • Cooking
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Swimming
  • Animal Viewing Birds and crocodiles in Norman River.
  • Direct
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Bar Residential license.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Boat Ramp
  • Office Services/Business Services Facsimile, internet, personal computers.
  • Car park Outdoor and undercover.
  • Vehicle wash facilities
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Cots Available
  • Equipment Hire
  • Gardens in property
  • Ice
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical Facilities
  • Microwave oven
  • Movie Hire
  • Non Smoking Floor
  • Outdoor furniture Viewing deck and pool area.
  • Pay/Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool Outdoor
  • Porter service
  • Public Telephone
  • Room Service Limited.
  • Safety deposit box
  • Security System
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Tour Desk
  • TV/Lounge Area
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach Resort is located on riverfront.
  • Fishing Resort is located on riverfront.
  • Flora and Fauna Birds and crocodiles can be viewed from resort.
  • Outback
  • Relaxation River and sunset views.
  • Romance Rooms with private balcony – river and sunset views.
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Master Charge
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Not Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Blankets
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Clock Radio
  • Cot
  • Crockery/Cutlery
  • Ensuite
  • Refrigerator
  • Insect screens
  • Linen
  • Microwave oven
  • Pay/Satellite TV
  • Rollaway Bed
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Television

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