Karumba

An industrial port on the banks of the Norman River, Karumba is a popular fishing destination. You will find wharves, barramundi farm, prawn processing plant, as well as the MMG Century Mine loading facility. Situated on the Gulf of Carpentaria, Karumba has a four-star motel, caravan parks, cafes, the Sunset Tavern with its views across the mouth of the Norman River. You can enjoy Mud Crab and Croc tours while in town.

Normanton

The Gulflander is an historic rail link between Normanton and Croydon. Normanton was the port for the Croydon Gold Rush, the railway was originally planned for the beef industry, until the gold rush took hold. Normanton is located 2086 km north west of Brisbane via Longreach. It is 679 km west of Cairns and 849 km west of Townsville. This area is a great stop over for tours in the region.

Burke & Wills Last Camp

The location of Burke and Wills last northern camp is sign posted 36 km to the south west of Normanton on the main Normanton-Burketown road. It is a 1.5-km drive into the bush to the spot which is marked by plaques which read: “This monument marks the site of Camp No: 119 of the 1860-61 Burke and Wills expedition occupied on Saturday 9 February 1861 by Robert O’Hara Burke, William John Wills, John King and Charlie Gray. On Sunday 10 February Burke and Wills left on the attempted journey to the Gulf of Carpentaria returning on Tuesday 12 February. Learn so much more when you visit.

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