One Mile Jetty is currently closed to visitors, however to reflect the jetty’s iconic status, a new Interpretive Centre has opened!
Housing an exhibition covering the Carnarvon stories about whaling, pastoral farming and livestock, Indigenous culture, and putting the German HSK Kormoran’s story front and centre. It’s a fascinating way to explore the heritage-packed region and learn a little more about what has contributed to Carnarvon’s rich past.
The Centre comes to life with original artwork commissioned from a local Aboriginal artist as well as objects and photographs as well as a large projection wall showing old pictures of the jetty.
The most visually impressive part of the Centre is the use of old Jetty timbers which have been repurposed to create an entrance piece on arrival in addition to the display of the Kormoran’s lifeboat.
Visitors are still able to see the One Mile Jetty - however now a new angle and opportunities is offered via Coral Coast Helicopter Services. Flying tourists over the impressive structure and town of Carnarvon,
The jetty was established in 1899 and continues to be the longest jetty in the northwest of the state at 1,493 metre length. It was used in the early 1900s as a deep sea port to transport local produce from the ships into the town. Steam and diesel-powered wagons were used to transport the goods.
How to Visit
Follow the signage or drive to Annear Place in Carnarvon. Enter Sunsets Café to then gain access to the One Mile Jetty Interpretative Centre.