Camping and Caravanning in the Carpentaria Region
The Carpentaria region – where the Outback meets the Sea. The Carpentaria region is located on the Savannah Way in North Western Queensland.
The Shire covers an area of approximately 65,000 square kilometres with the countryside ranging from vast inland plains to mangrove forests, deltas and saltpans along the coastal areas of the Gulf.
Normanton is the region’s government and administrative centre with much of the Shire’s commercial activity coming through Karumba which has an active port based around export of zinc and lead and live cattle to Asia and a substantial fishing industry which targets prawns, barramundi, Spanish Mackerel, salmon and mud crabs. (source: www.carpentaria.qld.gov.au)