So you’re thinking about visiting the Gascoyne region in Western Australia for your next holiday?
Well, you’re in for a treat (and boasting rights), the Gascoyne will not disappoint.
This western-most point of Australia is a meeting point teeming with life and movement. An uninhibited landscape connected with its surrounds through unparalleled access to land and sea activity. All around, it is a wonderfully spontaneous and naturally serene environment.
Ningaloo – Shark Bay National Landscape
Two regional tourism organisations, Australia’s Coral Coast and Australia’s Golden Outback, are fantastic resources to help you plan your trip. Both websites are loaded with suggested itineraries, event calendars, accommodation and tour information. Both organisations have an annual holiday planner available for download or available as a hard copy, great planning resources.
Taking in more than just the Gascoyne region? Find out about travelling in Western Australia.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions administers Western Australia’s Parks and Wildlife Service. Visiting and camping in our beautiful National and Marine Parks in the Gascoyne is an experience not to be missed. The Gascoyne is great for caravanning and camping with lots of campsite experiences.
Make sure you drop into your local Visitor Centre for local information and expert help. Book tours and accommodation, find the best places to eat, take home a unique souvenir or just chat about the weather and road conditions. Accredited Visitor Centres are located in Exmouth, Carnarvon and Denham
Be sure to call into the Gascoyne Junction Community Resource Centre for the latest road conditions and travel trips if headed towards the rangelands.
Internationally recognised for outstanding natural attributes the Ningaloo Coast and Shark Bay World Heritage Areas are situated to the north and south of the Gascoyne region, respectively. Shark Bay satisfies all four natural criteria for listing, one of only 4 sites in Australia to do so. The Ningaloo Marine Area is also an Australian Heritage Site.
The Kennedy Range and Mount Augustus National Parks to the east provide authentic outback experiences that complement the coastal offerings. The Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways network the landscape.
The Gascoyne is serviced by QANTAS and REX Regional Express. QANTAS operates daily flights to Learmonth airport, a half hour drive from Exmouth, gateway to Ningaloo. REX Regional Express operates between Perth Airport, Carnarvon Airport and Monkey Mia Airport. Denham, Shark Bay is a 10 minute drive from Monkey Mia Airport.
You may also know…
The Gascoyne is home to some iconic experiences and ancient landscapes. Maybe you’ve heard of;
- Swimming with Whale Sharks on the Ningaloo Reef
- The dolphins of Monkey Mia
- Cape Range National Park
- Francois Peron National Park
- Shell Beach
- Gascoyne Food Festival
- Swimming with Humpback Whales
- Ancient living fossils in Hamelin Pool, the stromatolites
- Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival
- Bernier and Dorre Islands
- The magical Muiron Islands
- Dirk Hartog Island: Return to 1616…
International and National Significance
The Gascoyne is recognised for it’s outstanding natural, historic and indigenous significance. Together with the the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Coast and Shark Bay notably mentions include;