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Ash’s Holiday Units

Ash’s Holiday Units is ideally located at Karumba Point – where the Outback really does meet the sea with Savannah grasslands, scrub/marine plains and mangroves coming together – walk across the road to the Gulf coastline where you can enjoy fabulous sunsets and marine vista’s and the Sunset Tavern – or a short walk to the Norman River mouth as it meets the Gulf waters and Karumba Point boat ramp.  Then explore the Karumba Point to Karumba walking track, find out more about Karumba from the many heritage/history signs located around the area.

Ash’s can be your home away from home while you explore, relax and enjoy – fishing, bird-watching, walking and exploring, croc spotting, photography, and just getting away from it all.  Karumba is surrounded by bird, animal and marine life and the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre along with local river tour guide operators, are all set to help you make the most of it.

Ash’s can offer transfers to and from Normanton with prior arrangement along with short driven local tours of the town and area to get the local flavour.

Experiences and opportunities abound and with the unique 1 tide per day marine environment and the Gulf being home to the morning glory cloud phenomenon (usually August through November) – then there is the first nations/indigenous culture and heritage along with settlement like the Gold Rush years, cattle/pastoral industry and explorers like Burke & Wills –  you have a great backdrop for your adventure in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  Find out all about our story at the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre and Visitor Information Centre.  Check out more local information on the Karumba community website….and visit Normanton to see Krys the Croc, explore the Burns Philp and Visitor Information Centre and of course – try your hand at fishing – you never know what you might catch – so catch on to your own Gulf adventures soon….

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COVID 19 – Ash’s Holiday Units and Ash’s @ the Point Cafe are operating under COVID Safe Workplace guidelines and checklists and we are guided by industry best practice for our cleaning, sanitising and day to day management.

For dining in at Ash’s Cafe we have our QR Code set up for easy scanning and signing in using a well established software system – SAFE VISIT

We ask all guests and customers take on board the social distancing, focus on hygiene and providing accurate details upon CHECKING IN for accommodation and using the QR Code to sign in if dining in.  Anyone with any concern or signs of illness or being unwell – please follow the well established guidelines to protect yourselves and others including our staff and wider community.

Ash’s Holiday Units

Karumba Accommodation – search availability, book online.

Units bedding

Some of our amenities and services include:

  • Free guest wi-fi,
  • Swimming pool – extra towels available and towel exchange as needed
  • BBQ and shaded seating in garden/lawn area
  • Room service available 7am to 7.30pm daily from Ash’s Cafe
  • Great range of souvenirs/clothing in Ash’s Cafe
  • Catering options for groups – Breakfast – lunch – dinner – special occasions, coach groups
  • New in 2020 – also managing Gone Fishin’ Holiday Units accommodation so options for large coach/tour groups – up to 24 rooms
  • Karumba airport – free pickup/drop off
  • Airport Shuttle/Pickup or drop off Normanton airport (prior arrangement required)
  • Courtesy shuttle to Barra Centre for groups 4 or more (prior arrangement required)
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities – 3 washing machines/1 dryer and lines/pegs provided
  • Hair Dryer/Irons in rooms
  • Cooking facilities
  • Fish filleting/cleaning facilities
  • Off road parking (Units undercover)
  • Service of rooms – limited on request
  • Fish filleting/cleaning area
  • Karumba airport – free pickup/drop off
  • Laundry
  • Transfers available to/from Normanton with prior arrangement
  • Service of rooms – limited on request
  • Group catering options and special events/group options
  • Room service is available 7am to 7.30pm daily from Ash’s @ the Point Café
  • Agent to book fishing charters, sunset cruises, birdwatching or croc and crab tours as well as bus fares on the Trans North – Cairns to Karumba coach service

Ash’s Holiday Units

Ash’s at the Point Cafe

Ash’s @ the Point Café is located centrally to Ash’s Holiday Units providing options such as:

  • Specialising in meals and snacks including local gulf prawns, barramundi, king threadfin and mud-crab* (*seasonal)
  • All day menu including breakfast, lunch, snacks, salads and options for gluten free, vegetarian and more
  • Smoothies, soft serve icecream or yoghurt, cool drinks and milkshakes and thickshakes
  • Great coffee, cake or something sweet for a treat
  • Outdoor covered dining area – BYO or takeaway
  • Room service for guests between 7am and 7.30pm daily
  • Ice, fishing tackle and bait
  • Wide range of souvenirs, t-shirts, polos, fishing shirts, thongs, sunglasses and more
  • Essential grocery items
  • Mobile phones, SIM’s, camera cards, USB’s and phone recharge
  • Plus lots more

Ash’s Holiday Units


Walk across to the Sunset Tavern and take in the ever changing views and moods of the Gulf of Carpentaria where the outback really does meet the sea. Staying at Ash’s, you don’t need to travel far to go fishing or just to walk the beach and explore the area. Charters are available for sunset cruises, birdwatching river trips, croc spotting and fishing and more.

The Karumba Point to Karumba town walk is approximately 3.5km one way plus shorter walk options. Karumba has around 30 history heritage signs telling the stories and history of the area, development, characters and discovery and exploration.

Karumba Recreation Club has a 9 hole golf course and synthetic bowling green and in Karumba there is a swimming pool and fantastic waterpark for young and old to enjoy.

In 2019 the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre opened with this amazing new interpretive centre providing a fun and informative experience telling the story of our marine environment, the barramundi and the people who live, love and work in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Karumba.

Through the year there are Sunday Markets, and other weekly local activities and key local and regional events – the Normanton Barra Fishing Classic over Easter, the exciting new Barra and Blues Festival on the May long weekend, Normanton Rodeo in June, Karumba Fishing Classic in October and lots more…

Always time for more relaxing…

Ash’s provides all you might need and is happy to help ensure you truly enjoy your Gulf adventure and is close to supermarket, tavern, boat ramp, airport, fuel station, caravan parks and other accommodation – and the main attraction – the coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria – in the bottom of the Gulf…

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Ash’s at the Point Cafe & Holiday Units