Historic Karuah

Enjoy the quiet, relaxed pace of Karuah.

You will find the locals welcoming with a good range of services available. The name Karuah is a local Aboriginal word, believed to translate from 'wild plum', 'big water hole', 'plenty fish' or 'fast flowing water'.

Karuah Centre
The Karuah Centre is Karuah's local visitor information centre and community hub. Run by volunteers, you will find great local arts and crafts and lots of second-hand treasures in "The Shed". Open 9.30am - 3pm 7 days a week (apart from major public holidays) it's well worth a visit. You might even be lucky enough to catch one of the local Car Boot sales (check dates here).

Along our main street, Tarean Road you can find the following conveniences:

  • Karuah IGA
  • BP Road House Service Station
  • News Agency & Australia Post
  • Karuah Pharmacy
  • Karuah Quality Meats
  • Russ's Hot Bread Shop & Bakery
  • Old Mates Bakery Cafe
  • Bottle Shop
  • Munchies Cafe and Takeaway
  • Lighthouse Pizza

Longworth & Memorial Parks 
Just a 10 minute walk from BIG4 Karuah Jetty you will find Longworth & Memorial Parks. There's a wrap-around jetty with netted swimming area, children's playground, BBQ's and picnic areas all on the riverfront with the historic Karuah Bridge in the back-drop.

Karuah Historical Walk 
Karuah is steeped in history, dating back to early European settlement and the boom of the timber trade. There are still original buildings and significant sites located around the town with information points for visitors to discover. Start at Longworth Park and follow the path under the bridge onto Memorial Park with signs and sites to tell the story of the early history of the town.

Karuah RSL & Bowling Club 
Karuah RSL & Bowling Club is just a short stroll from the park or you can give them a call for a courtesy pick up from our park. Bingo, raffles and live entertainment are on offer regularly - visit their website to check what's on during your stay. The Bridge View Restaurant serves a delectable array of modern Chinese and Australian meals. Watch out for their specials board and seafood buffet on Tuesdays.

Oyster Farms 
Karuah is still home to many oyster leases and is a hub for fresh locally grown oysters. Some of our local oyster farmers sell direct to the public and are within an easy walk or drive to their door. One of the most popular is Cole Bros Oysters, located right next to Longworth Park and open 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday.

Once you've explored our lovely little town, why not head further afield and see what else there is to See & Do, or perhaps find out What's On...

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