A Mighty River

The mighty Norman River is an impressive sight from the air as it snakes its way past Normanton to Karumba where it spills into the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Most visitors travel along the Savannah Way during the dry season when the Norman is a great place to fish for barramundi, king salmon, bream and mud crabs.

In the wet season it can become unrecognisable, especially during major floods when it turns the Gulf into an inland sea. The record major flood of January 1974 and the floods of February 1991 and early February 2009 caused widespread road closures and inundated many properties.