Barramundi Discovery Centre

Discover the amazing secrets of the mighty barramundi at The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre, the only hatchery in the world to breed the Southern Gulf strain of this iconic fish!

The interactive and state of the art Interpretive Centre provides the history, stories, lifecycle and habits of these sought-after fish. Discover the wetlands and mangroves and learn about the incredible birdlife and stunning southern Gulf flora.

Watch an amazing short film in their theatre – about Barramundi, the fishing industry and the wonderful community of Karumba and hear stories from the Commercial fishermen who catch them.

Enjoy views over the saltwater lagoon, whilst drinking a quality coffee or eating a scrumptious meal!


The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre is located on Yappar Street in Karumba.

For more information or to make bookings please contact the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre on (07) 4745 9359, email them at or visit

Opening Hours

9:00am - 4:00pm Monday to Saturday
9:00am - 12:00pm Sunday beginning May 4th 2024 (Visitor Information Centre only, no Discovery Centre or Café)

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day