It doesn’t get any better than this! Cruising up the Norman River past the port of Karumba, while your informative and entertaining crew aboard Sand Island Sunset Dinner Cruise explain a little of the town’s history – past, present and possibilities for the future. You may even be lucky enough to spot a croc or jabiru before heading out of the Port. Your boat picks up speed and heads to The Sand Island.
Disembarking on the island, you settle into your chairs with wine, champagne, beer (or soft drinks) and nibbles and of course those delicious gulf prawns! Camera at the ready, you prepare for a spectacular fiery Gulf of Carpentaria sunset over the sea. It never disappoints and you enjoy another magnificent Top End moment before heading back to shore. It truly is the ultimate Karumba experience.
You don’t need to travel to Western Australia to watch the sun setting over the sea! On a tour to Western Queensland, there’s one place where you can take those blazing sunset shots over the ocean. That’s Karumba, a wonderfully surprising town in the Shire of Carpentaria. Located at the mouth of the Norman River, Karumba has the only beach accessible by bitumen road where you can watch the sun sink into the sea over the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Even better, if you head out on a Sunset Dinner Cruise to The Sand Island, you’ll find this little patch of land surrounded by the ocean where you can capture the most stunning sand and sea sunset shots! It’s said that Karumba offers a totally unique ‘Outback by the Sea’ experience, and The Sand Island is an even more exciting way to capture the beauty of a Gulf sunset.
A Karumba Sand Island Sunset Dinner Cruise is said to be a ‘must-do’ when you visit the Gulf. Run by the delightful and informative crew of Croc and Crab Cruises, the cruise starts with a Karumba Port tour before venturing out to The Sand Island which has become Karumba's favourite sunset viewing destination. You’ll take a walk on the island while enjoying freshly cooked gulf prawns, fruit, and drinks.
The island is a special spot with a feeling of peace and tranquility that stays with you long after the sun sinks slowly into the beautiful Gulf of Carpentaria. The Sand Island is one of Karumba’s best-kept secrets and one you can enjoy on some of our Queensland tours.
The sunset dinner cruise is available between May and September. We recommend contacting the operator in advance to make sure the cruise is running on your preferred day and to book your spot.
The best time to visit Karuma Sand Island is during the dry season (May to September) which ties in with when the sunset dinner cruise operates. This period offers pleasant weather, warm temperatures, and minimal rainfall. The months of June to August are particularly popular among tourists.
Wild-caught in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Karumba Prawns are highly sought after by chefs around the world and are a wonderful local favourite for backyard barbecues.
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