Karumba is located in the heart of Gulf country on the coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria and beside the Norman River. Karumba Point area is spread around the mouth of the Norman River while Karumba town area is a little further along the river. There is a 3.5 kilometre walking track which joins the town areas or you can cycle, drive or walk the road access some 7km one way.
The Savannah Way drive links Cairns through to Broome with Karumba being a ‘byway’ of the drive – either directly from Normanton, or for the more adventurous from the Chillagoe/Dunbar road – or Burke Development Road as it is named. Cairns to Karumba is around 780km with the road being fully bitumen all the way – just a few sections of single lane sealed road remain and always be on the lookout for wildlife and stock – always something to be seen.
Then there is the drive up from Julia Creek/Cloncurry – or coming back the other way from Burketown. Through the year we have cycling groups and events, motorcyclists, the odd walk or run, all shape, size and type of vehicle including vintage restorations.
As you arrive in Karumba the turn to the Karumba Point area is located on the T junction where the Karumba entry statement/sign is situated – Outback by the Sea – a great photo opportunity.
Driving out to Karumba Point Ash’s is located on the left at the crossroads just before you reach the Sunset Tavern and the Gulf coastline. Checking in with a visit into Ash’s @ the Point Café you can then unwind and enjoy. The Sunset Tavern, Seabreeze Supermarket, Point Fuels, boat ramp and the coastline all in very easy walking distance as well as Lions Park and some great seating and viewing areas. Pickups from Karumba airport are available on request – or this is a short walk as well.
Rex Airlines also fly into Normanton regularly and the Trans North Cairns to Karumba Bus Service operating a service both ways – 3 times per week. Lots of ways to get here and lots of reasons to stay….