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A view from above

Great view from a chopper in April - we can't wait to have the festival crowd in May! #karumba #barra&blues #barracentre #fishing #ashgrunwald #emilywurramara #timgriffin #splitimage...

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Feature in Architecture Australia.

The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre features in the latest edition of Architecture Australia. Click below to read about the background and fascinating details of this project! Architecture Australia...

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Barra Season has kicked off !

Barra season has started - and it looks as though it could be a good one! We can't wait for the tourists to be able to get here once the road re-opens...and Flossie and her mates are looking forward to being fed at the Barramundi Discovery Centre! #matildaway #karumba...

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Baby Barramundi Feeding Frenzy

Ever wondered what a feeding frenzy of baby Barramundi looks like? Here you go - we have a lot of hungry mouths to feed... You will be able to help us feed our larger Barramundi in a few weeks - our guided tours and barramundi feeding will start 01 March...

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The first barra fingerlings – off to Mount Isa

The first barra fingerlings raised in the pond have been picked up by the Mount Isa Restocking group! Off they go to be released and play their part in helping to maintain sustainable fishing for our growing numbers of recreational fishermen and...

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Eating and growing

Can you imagine what it is like to feed tens of thousands of hungry mouths? Ask Paul and Emerson in our hatchery, they are working around the clock to keep the hatchlings fed - which are called fry at this stage in their lifecycle! As they grow, the bigger...

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Raising Barra

Fishing is definitely one of the key activities in the Gulf of Carpentaria - and Barramundi are everyones‘ favourite! At the hatchery in Karumba we are currently raising 10s of thousands of these amazing fish, and hopefully by February they will be big...

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A new attraction at end of the Matilda Way.

There is a brand new state-of-the-art tourist attraction at the very end of the road when you arrive in Karumba, the last stop on the Matilda Way: The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre.   Its interpretive displays tell the story about the Southern Gulf...

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Another way to enjoy Barramundi.

 Not only are barramundi great to look at and feed at our centre, they are also very tasty! Find our recipe book display in the interpretive centre and scroll through the pages for beautiful meal suggestions.Here is a recipe that you can easily make at...

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Visit Normanton on your way to Karumba.

There are plenty of "Big Crocodile" statues in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, but the one at Normanton has a unique difference: it is a model of the largest crocodile ever shot. A woman named Krystyna Pawlowski shot the 8.63...

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