The spectacular Quobba coast, stretching from Point Quobba to Red Bluff, is renowned for exceptional fishing, walking, snorkelling and rugged scenery.
Be amazed by the fascinating sight of water erupting up to 20 metres into the air at Quobba blowholes.
Visitors can stay at the local, beachside accommodation - Quobba Station. Whilst in the area, visit Quobba's Shell Beach. Completely different to the cockle Shell Beach of Shark Bay, Quobba Station's shell beach is great for beachcombing finding mostly Cowry shells (the tiger spotted kind). Quobba's Shell Beach is about 10km away from the Quobba Station Homestead. It has some amazing shells where you could easily spend about 90 minutes searching through the shell collection finding washed up starfish, sea urchins and pearled shells.
Meander one kilometre along the coast to a delightful protected beach where you will have the opportunity to dive into the crystal clear water to see marine life swimming around a coral reef. Explore the rocks for crustaceans and oysters. Continue along the coast by car and to see the remains of the 1988 Korean Star ship wreck which spreads from the water to land.
The Bluff is world renowned surfing with waves ranging from 1ft to 8ft with a huge left hand reef break. The best surfing months are May through to August with many world-class surfers visiting for their fix. Other surfing spots along the Quobba coastline include 17mile and the Blowholes.
Camping is permitted and you will need to allow plenty of time to explore the impressive Quobba coastline that spans over 160 kilometres.
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.
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.
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.