A bit of a Report on Karumba, Qld.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 10:06
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The wife and I went from Mt Isa to Karumba for the long weekend and enjoyed the trip.

We left Mt Isa at 7.00 am and thought we would have a look at Lawn hill/Adel Grove as well.

The navigator is normally very good with the distances, ie she tells me how many km's and I judge the distance.

This time she lost 200 km's some where. Ended up we had enough time for a coffee and sandwiches at Adel Grove after the navigator found another 200 km's, then made a beeline to Karumba.

On the way we saw hundreds of people at Gregory River getting ready for a long paddle down the river. We were also pulled over for a breath test in the middle of nowhere between Gregory Downs and Burke and Wills Roadhouse.

We got to Karumba at about 5.15pm found the Karumbal Lodge, booked in and had a beer.

Meals at the Lodge, another name for a pub, were very good and reasonably priced. So were the beer and wine. Low $20's for a steak or good prawn dish, beer about $4.30 a stubby.

On Sunday morning I went on the Kerry D for a 5 hour fishing charter ($100), caught plenty of good fish and thoroughly enjoyed it. I supoose you do when you catch fish!

That evening we went on a sunset cruise with the croc and crab tours. The price of $65 each for the 2 hour cruise included a simply yet very good prawn and fish buffet with a variety of fresh fruit for desert. It also included beer and red and white wine. A stubby holder or glass was also thrown in.

I can highly recommend both trips.

Diesel is $1.28 a litre at Karumba and $1.35 at B &W Road house.

The bird life is also worth looking at.

Monday morning we had a look around town and the point and headed back to the Isa.

Regards BooBoo
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 12:53

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 12:53
Thanks for the info BooBoo, be a while yet before I can use it though. Still some names and places to put on the list.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 15:27

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 15:27
Good stuff, BooBoo, shearermate & I ,plus cooks, hope to be in that area this time next year, including Lawn Hill. Probably go
through east of Isa as we have been there before.
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Reply By: Member - Tony & Julie (FNQ) - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 16:34

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 16:34
BooBoo - Yes you attempted a big trip for your first stint. Lawn hill is a day on it own without trying to get to Karumba. Staying at the point is my preference. If you have not got a boat, fishing off the beach with fillet mullet strips will get you a fish every time. You have to fish with big gear as you can hook up very large Jew Fish. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Member - Damien L (Cairns) - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 20:06

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 20:06
Great info BooBoo, I,m heading there in July. I,ll be going from Cairns via Dunbar to Karumba.
Hope to do some fishing while there.
Love the bush

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