Located roughly 75 kilometres north of Carnarvon along sealed bitumen roads, the natural phenomenon of the Blowholes is an awe-inspiring sight. Situated along the Quobba Coastline, powerful ocean swells force water through sea caves and up out of narrow holes in the rocks, creating jets of water erupting into the air (sometimes up to 20 metres high!), creating a spectacular view.
One kilometre south of the Blowholes is Point Quobba, home to a calm coral-filled lagoon with fish and shells in abundance and a white sandy beach. Point Quobba is ideal for snorkelling, and a great family picnic spot much favoured by locals. You can prise oysters from nearby rocks, while crayfish can be caught amongst the reef. It is also a great camping area, with an overnight fee to be paid to the site ranger.
To reach the Blowholes, travel north along the North West Coastal Highway from Carnarvon. Please note that fresh water is not available here, so ensure you have a decent supply before leaving town.
Mother Nature's power is evident in this part of the world, with the coast serene yet rugged; be mindful of tides and the potential for king waves, and take care at all times.
For more information about the blowholes and predicted tides, visit the Carnarvon Visitor Centre website or call on 61 8 9941 1149.