A colourful, rugged landscape serves as the backdrop for a picturesque coastline in Carnarvon, a town situated at the mouth of the Gascoyne River. This coastal region is known for its famous jetty, aerospace landmarks and Indigenous history.
Things to do in Carnarvon
For a dose of history, visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, which showcases the town’s involvement in the NASA manned space program. Browse the interactive exhibits, participate in the spacecraft landing game and tour the planetarium. Arrive early for a chance to dress up and ride in the Apollo module.
Enjoy the natural landscapes at Fascine, a scenic bay with a winding boardwalk that curves around the bay area. You can take a long walk, go for a cycle or sit on the lawn and soak up the ocean views. There are barbecue pits for cooking lunch and a playground for the kids.
Head to Kennedy Range National Park for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Spectacular limestone cliffs compliment a prominent plateau and make an ideal location for hiking. Stay in the Temple Gorge campsite overnight to partake in a multi-day excursion.
Witness the sight of a lifetime with a journey to Carnarvon Blowholes. Here, ocean water is forced through caves and propelled upwards through narrow holes, creating jets of water into the air reaching heights of 20 metres. Enjoy the impressive sight before travelling one kilometre south to a calm lagoon ideal for snorkelling.
Getting around Carnarvon
Carnarvon is about 900 kilometres north of Perth. The nearest airport is Learmonth Airport, situated in Exmouth less than 250 kilometres away. The easiest way to get around is by car.