Carnarvon

Carnarvon - Coral Coast - Western Australia

Carnarvon is situated 904 kilometres north of Perth, between Exmouth and Monkey Mia and is the largest town in the Coral Coast region. This flourishing desert oasis enjoys an impressive haul of exceptional seafood particularly during the months of May to October. The flats of the Gascoyne River play host to an abundance of tropical fruit growing, particularly bananas providing more than half of Western Australia's supply and arguably some of the best tasting produce in the world. The fascinating Gascoyne River is the life source of irrigation for these crops and incredibly runs only underground for much of the year.

The town itself flaunts wide streets lined with tropical palm trees and the vibrant hues of hibiscus and bougainvilleas. See the sights including the sheep station that transformed into a NASA space-tracking station playing a significant role in Neil Armstrongs famous landing on the moon. Visit the Blowholes, 70 kilometres north of Carnarvon, and experience the spectacular display as water explodes, often up to 20 metres, into the air. The Shearers Hall of Fame will transport visitors back the golden days in the Gascoyne's shearing industry with Pioneer Park displaying two gigantic Blue Whale bones over the entrance Baxter Park will entertain the kids with a great playground.

Carnarvon is the perfect stopover and one of the only sites in Western Australia where visitors can experience where the desert greets the sea!


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