Travel Guide Oceania Australia Queensland Karumba



Karumba Sunset, Queensland

Karumba Sunset, Queensland

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Karumba is a town in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia, 71 kilometres by road from Normanton and 2,159 kilometres from the state capital, Brisbane.



Sights and Activities

  • Karumba Point Sunset
  • Fishing




Karumba has a warm humid climate with a rainy season from November until March. The cooler wintermonths are fairly dry. Temperatures here are much lower compared to places just a few miles inland, thanks to its coastal location. The humidity though is more oppressive.



Getting There

By Plane

Karumba Airport (KRB) has flights with Skytrans Airlines to/from Cairns.

By Car

Karumba is the end of the road. You can only go south or east from here, with Normanton just about an hour south.



Getting Around

By Foot

Most of the action takes place in Karumba Point, where everything is within walking distance. To get to Karumba town though you will need a car or take a taxi. There has been talk of a wooden walking board between the two which made it easier to walk but so far nothing has been completed.



Keep Connected


Internet caf├ęs are very common in the larger Australian cities and popular tourist destinations. However, once you leave the major population centres, you might have trouble finding somewhere to log on. Free wifi is getting more and more common (either with or without a code) in places like restaurants, some bars and coffee places and hotels. Sometimes a fee is required.


See also: International Telephone Calls

Australia is on a GSM 900/1800 network, so if you have an unlocked phone that works on those frequencies, you will be able to buy a prepaid SIM-card and stick into your phone when you're in Australia. You will receive a new Australian phone number with the SIM-card.

To dial out of Australia use the prefix 0011, followed by the calling code of the country you are trying to reach, followed by the area code of the city/town (without the 0!) and finally the phone number.

Within Australia, it is necessary to add an area code to the phone numbers if you are calling from outside the area. Below are Australia's area codes:

  • 02 - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (Sydney, Canberra)
  • 03 - Victoria & Tasmania (Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 07 - Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 08 - Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.


Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. Opening times are mostly from around 8:00 or 9:00am to 5:00pm though larger ones keep longer hours sometimes. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.60. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.[1]. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail. You can also use use private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL as they are competitive and reliable.



  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013


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