|Sunset from Karumba Point|
|Out front of the caravan park on the Norman River|
|Old wharf on the Norman River|
A day of sightseeing consisting:
- Live Cattle Export - first cattle transported in 1900 with export ceasing during WWII then starting again in the 1950's. Cattle are exported in the dry season to Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.
- Raptis & Sons - originally a meat works in 1929 before going into liquidation, then "The Sausage King" purchased site and continued as a meat works (seasonally) until it burnt down in 1950s. What was left was converted into a prawn processing plant which A Raptis & Sons purchased and was only used in peak season as most trawlers had better refrigeration. Today all processing is done on board the vessel with product coming into town frozen and unloaded at this site.
- Oil and foam storage facility for the flying boats - the foam was to extinguish fires by running a hose down to the boat ramp.
- Artesian Bore - was the towns only water supply until 1988 when sulphuric content was deemed unsafe for consumption.
- Sunderland Park - the towns Cenotaph looks out over the Norman River.
- Karumba Point Beach - beautiful view over the Gulf of Carpentaria
|Waiting for the sun to set eating fish and chips|
Bought fish & chips, returned to the point, put the tail gate down on the Toyota and watched a magnificent sunset - even spotted a couple of crocodiles! What a way to end the day!
|Tree of Knowledge, appropriately by the boat ramp|
|Hels taking in the knowledge|
Left Karumba and drove back to Normanton where we followed the Town Walk taking an interest in:
|Replica of Krys|
|Burns Philp Building|
- Bank which has been restored and is now a private residence.
- Cast Iron gutter plates and stone pitched gutters.
- Albion Hotel - built in late 1880's in Croydon and relocated here in early 1900's. Artist Percy Trezise originally painted characters on the bar which is now mounted on the wall of the pub creating an interesting feature.
|Percy's bar hangs on the wall with painted characters|
- Railway Station - quite an architectural marvel where you can take a trip on the famous "Gulflander".
There are quite a few attractions in Normanton and well worth going to the Info centre for a brochure with map and history detail, Of course the old Purple Pub is still standing although we opted for a nice cold beer at the Albion.