Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre is a multipurpose centre that celebrates the culture and country.

Based in Carnarvon, the centre has worked with people from each of the local language groups to celebrate and share their stories and culture.

The centre features an interpretive centre, Burlganyja Wanggaya - Old People Talking - listen, learn and respect. This multi-award winning permanent interactive exhibition unites and reflects the culture and stories of the five Aboriginal language groups of the region - Yinggarda, Bayungu, Malgana, Thadgari and Thalanyji.

As you walk through the interpretive centre, you’ll explore many themes ranging from stories of the land to the ancient and continuing culture of the region, through to station stories and tales from Carnarvon town. Explore exhibits like the Sky Dome, which showcases a timelapse video of a starry sky, with commentary about the ancient art of stargazing for the Aboriginal community. Learn more about the incredible giant, burrowing bees and marvel at the range of artefacts and objects on display.

At the centre, you’ll also find an art gallery with local artists pieces on display plus a beautiful ethnobotanical garden.


  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Cafe
  • Family Friendly
  • Kiosk
  • Public Toilet
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Picnic Area
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Interpretive Centre


  • Aboriginal Culture
  • Art & Culture
  • Family
  • History & Heritage
146 Robinson Street, Carnarvon, 6701, Australia