Carnarvon is a large and thriving desert oasis nestled at the mouth of the Gascoyne River on the Indian Ocean, just over 900 km (339 miles) north of Perth on the North West Coastal Highway. Carnarvon offers sparkling beaches, brilliant displays of wildflowers and spectacular ocean blowholes. The popular Shark Bay World Heritage Area lies to the south of the town, and the Ningaloo Reef lies to the north.
- Carnarvon Blowholes
- Carnarvon Tramway Museum
- Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage Museum
- Catch the Coffee Pot Train along the historical One Mile Jetty and take in the Gascoyne river mouth, mangrove and marine life, and migrating birds
- Swim nearly year round at the Rocky Pool, lined with spectacular ghost gum trees Tour the Carnarvon Museum, with exhibits displaying the cultural history of the region
Average yearly rainfall in Carnarvon is 226 mm (9 inches), with the rainiest months being May and June. Temperatures range from an average maximum of 33ºC (91ºF) in February to 22ºC (72ºF) in July.
Getting There & Around
Carnarvon Airport is less than 1 km (1 mile) east of Carnarvon. Skywest Airlines connects the airport to Perth Airport.
A car is a convenient way to tour Carnarvon, and cars can be hired from Avis or Budget in town.