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.