Karumba is situated on the mouth of the Norman River and is the centre of the Gulf's prawning industry.
Karumba is a coastal town in the Gulf of Carpentaria, at the mouth of the Norman River. This small town is at the centre of the Gulf’s prawning industry. The surrounds of Karumba feature a series of meandering saltwater tidal estuaries. These wetlands extend inland for approximately 30 kilometres creating a haven for many species of wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles and a vast array of bird species such as pelicans, brolgas and black swans.
The Gulf Savannah is an interesting region to visit all year round. However, visitors need to be careful when considering transportation during monsoon season. This is a result of lack of road infrastructure in some parts of the Gulf Savannah region.
Karumba lies approximately 750 kilometres west of Cairns on the Gulf of Carpentaria, or 570 kilometres north of Mt Isa.
The Barramundi Discovery Centre is a must see in Karumba.