Ideally situated between the Shark Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Areas, Carnarvon is a great place to rest, relax and recharge. Enjoy an abundant tropical food experience of fresh fruit, vegetables, and seafood whilst learning about the fascinating Indigenous and colonial pioneering heritage.
Visit Canarvon's Space and Technology Centre to learn more about its role in space history - the Carnarvon Tracking Station played in the manned space program in the 1960s and 1970s relaying the first steps of man on the moon to television stations in Australia, alongside Parkes Observatory.
Known as the fruit bowl of Western Australia, the town of Carnarvon produces 80% of WA's total fruit and vegetable crops. Much of WA’s seafood comes from Carnarvon with a thriving prawn, scallop, crab and fishing industry. During the season fresh fruit, vegetables, and seafood can be purchased directly from outlets in town.
Witness the dramatic spectacle of the natural Blowholes and king waves. Take in the beautifully rugged surroundings and enjoy the surf at Gnaraloo, snorkel 'the aquarium' at Quobba, wind or kite surfing at Red Bluff and eco-camp at these locations.
Why not head off to the Gascoyne Hinterland for the rugged outback to climb the world’s largest monocline, Mount Augustus, and explore the Kennedy Range National Park and it's stunning Honeycomb Gorge. Or see all of Carnarvon from above by Helicopter.
A friendly community nestled at the mouth of the Gascoyne River, Carnarvon lies just over 900 kilometres north of Perth (approximately 9 hours) on the North West Coastal Highway. Skippers Aviation offers daily flights from Perth to Carnarvon or fly with Qantas to Learmonth airport and drive south to Carnarvon (3hrs).