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Gee-Dee's Family Cabins

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#7 of 12 Specialty lodging in Karumba
Gee Dee's Family Cabins at Karumba Point, affordable family-style, couples or fisherperson accommodation on the Gulf of Carpentaria at the mouth of the Norman River. Your stay will be in a family owned and operated, motel like, cabins as well as a 3 bedroom holiday house, that offer you the latest in modern, clean, air conditioned rooms. Your hosts are able to offer local advice and assistance to make your stay at Karumba an enjoyable one. All the accommodation is conveniently located opposite a park leading to the beach, 150 metres to the boat ramp and opposite the Sunset Tavern, famous for its sunsets. There is also a small supermarket 3 doors away and café next door. The properties facilities include: Off street parking, fish cleaning, freezer space, crab cooker, BBQ area and Laundry. As well as boat hire. This is the only stretch of beach that can be reached by a sealed road in the Gulf Savannah region. Well known for its fishing and prawning, this area is also rich in bird-life, particularly after the wet season. Karumba was once a base for Empire flying boats on their journey from Sydney to London and later as a Royal Australian Air Force base for Catalina Flying Boats. Karumba Point has a history that goes back as far as 1872. At Karumba travelers who have been just about everywhere in Australia will tell you there is nowhere with quite the same atmosphere as Karumba in winter. It's friendly and totally laidback. Some people claim it's the best spot in the world to be sitting while you're watching the sunset. Karumba is one of the most bountiful fishing spots Australian and overseas anglers like to visit. Visitors to this region frequently catch barramundi, jewfish and king salmon in the warmer months. Blue salmon, grunter, mud-crabs and bream are caught most of the year. In the winter months Spanish mackerel and queen fish are often caught. The barramundi season is from February to October, the exact time depends on when the fish spawn, so check as you make your booking. Fishing at Karumba is easily achieved off the beach or out near the sand bars which surround the mouth of the Norman River. People with larger boats often head north or west along the coast to try their luck in the Brannigan, Fitzmorris, Bynoe or Flinders Rivers, while others prefer to fish off Pelican Island. The waters of Karumba contain a variety of marine life; you can fish from the beach at high tide or from a boat at any time. Gee Dees have four 4.4 metre aluminium boats with 25 hp motors for hire. In addition there is a 4.55 metre PolyCraft with a 40hp motor and large self-drive BBQ boat, all of which require a boat licence. Put together a group of family and friends to cruise the river, go fishing, crabbing, bird watching, croc spotting or just relax on the BBQ boat. All boats are supplied with bait, ice, esky, fuel, cushions and canopy; they are launched and retrieved at the nearby boat ramp at the entrance to the Norman River. For those guests who would like to go on a fishing charter there are several local operators. Gee-Dee’s are happy to assist with arrangements, which should be made the afternoon before. Full and half day charters are available. The whole mood is relaxed as travelers, fishermen, birdwatchers and locals gather in the late afternoon to enjoy the "million dollar sunset" across the Gulf of Carpentaria.
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We decided on a spur of the moment trip to the gulf as you do in the school holidays. All accommodation places were booked out but found gee-dees had vacancies and thought oh well it’s just for one night. Totally surprised! The cabins are basic but clean, that’s the winner for me. Everything you would need in terms of cooking facilities and space. Great water pressure. Will definitely be back.
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Response from Jeffrey B, Owner at Gee-Dee's Family Cabins
Responded Jul 18, 2018
Thank you Angela H, see you again soon. Cheers jeff
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Located in the remote Gulf country of Queensland this venue is ideal for a family holiday, particularly if you love fishing. No need to tow a boat mine hosts Jeff and Sharon have boats available to hire for a day on the Norman River. The boat is launched for you, ice and bait supplied and on your return to the boat ramp the boat is taken out of the water for you.This is basic living but units are very clean and comfortable and have all you need for a great holiday. Centrally located at Karumba Point with plenty to do or have quiet time if you prefer. I have been staying there for the past 10 years on our annual fishing trip and have been totally spoilt - nothing is too much trouble for mine hosts who go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your stay. Never been to the Gulf ? This is a "must stay" venue reasonably priced.
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Response from Jeffrey B, Owner at Gee-Dee's Family Cabins
Responded Jul 17, 2018
Thank you margtrevor, you're to kind.
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We were lucky to get a cabin here and even though it was pretty basic it suited us o.k. Good sized room and close to he laundry. We walked to the Sunset Tavern to watch the amazing sunset was terrific. The hosts were very helpful.
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Reception was OK, Cabin was very big and roomy and large ensuite. Bed was very basic and even looked uncomfortable. Location was terrific with a short walk to the Sunset pub and beach. Good cooking facilities if you planned to stay a while. We were there in winter and didn't need the air conditioner but surprised you had to pay extra to turn it on. (See picture) Overall Ok if you were looking for something basic.
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Can recommend this place. It is conveniently located and comfortably laid out. Melds well with the laid back feel of Karumba! Hosts most helpful, in particular with transportation to and from the airfield. Very friendly.
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$92 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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