Nestled between two World Heritage listed areas that draw more than 220,000 overnight visitors a year, Carnarvon is a regional hub that offers more than expected. It is an emerging tourism destination with outstanding local food production, geothermal mineral water, exciting fishing and wind/water sports offerings and unique events.

Carnarvon community infographic

Carnarvon’s unique location, seated on the edge of the Gascoyne River Delta approximately 904km north of Perth, makes it a tropical oasis in an otherwise arid landscape. Paradoxically, Carnarvon has a fertile and thriving horticultural district that supplies the majority of Perth’s fruit and vegetables during the winter months.

Carnarvon has long been recognised for its unique small and sweet banana but that reputation is widening with an extensive range of subtropical fruit and temperate climate vegetables grown on the plantations lining the Gascoyne River.

The Gascoyne River is one of Australia’s ephemeral rivers, flowing only when heavy rain falls up to 500km inland. The township is on one of the delta inlets and centred on the picturesque Fascine.

A thriving prawn, scallop, crab and fishing industry also operates from Carnarvon. During the months of May to October freshly caught seafood can be purchased directly from the factories.

Renowned for its wonderful climate Carnarvon’s average maximum summer temperature (December to February) is 32oC with a winter (June to August) average maximum temperature of 22oC.

Boasting a variety of education, health services, and recreation facilities, individual and family needs are well catered for.

Shire of Carnarvon 2021 GWN7 Top Tourism Town entry.