Date: 18-19th May 2021
Travelled: 75 kms from Normanton to Karumba
Visited: Karumba, North Central Queensland.
Stayed: Karumba Lodge Caravan Park, $38, All services. S17.48502, E140.83851
Budget: 39 days @ $140 per day.
Having completed the tourist walk around Normanton and re-fueled the Jayco, we commenced the relatively short drive to Karumba.
Map of Karumba, the icon on our camping site.
We cruise the couple of caravan parks in Karumba before booking in at Karumba Lodge. There is no shade but we get a water view and it‘s close to everything, which isn’t much, the pub, bakery and general store.
To be brutally honest Karumba has little character and not much history to speak of. However the campsites at Karumba and Karumba Point are full of keen fisherman. There are boats and trailers everywhere you look. We stayed here for an extra day to recover from the long drive from Georgetown, relax and to prepare for the 450 km drive to Cloncurry.
We enjoy eating fish but I have never been much of a fishing person. There are a couple of big seafood wholesalers here and we do buy some for the road.
Whilst we do get some walks and cycling done, the locusts rising continually as you pass by doesn’t make for a great experience. Mind you watching the Brolgas made up somewhat for the grasshoppers in your face.
Quick panorama from Sunset Point.
That’s it, Karumba done. We ready the Jayco for departure, stopping for some goodies at the bakery on our way out of town.
Michael + Pam