The Fascine, with its palm fringed walkway and brightly coloured bougainvillea, is perfect for a stroll at any time of the day. Bring a picnic and enjoy the magnificent sunsets for which the west coast is famed. The Fascine edges the southern arm of the Gascoyne River and the walkway leads to Town Beach and beyond.

‘Puffing Billy’ – climb aboard and ride the length of the spectacular One Mile Jetty in style. A great afternoon for all the family awaits at Carnarvon’s Heritage Precinct, where you can enjoy the refreshing sea breeze and explore the historic remains of Carnarvon,s sea-faring past. Bring your fishing rod and drop a line off the jetty which has been refurbished by local volunteers.

One Mile Jetty – feel the wind in your hair and stroll the length of Carnarvon’s famous pier – the longest in northern WA at 1.6km. Puffing Billy also runs the length of the pier. Why not make a day of it with a walking tour originating on the Fascine, crossing Whitlock and Babbage Island and enjoying a picnic at Carnarvon’s Heritage Precinct.

The Blowholes – situated 73km from Carnarvon, the Blowholes are a popular daytrip. Tidal surges are forced through holes in the rock to provide a fantastic ‘blow’ some 20m in the air. Truly a wonder of nature. A beautiful beach one kilometre to the south provides a lovely spot for an afternoon of relaxation and snorkelling on the adjacent reef.

The Gascoyne Region is renowned for its productive, irrigated plantations including bananas, mangoes and other tropical fruits. Enjoy an informative tour of one of the plantations and learn about Carnarvon’s plantation industry – then enjoy the ‘fruits’ of the growers labour!

Carnarvon’s beautiful climate means you may enjoy a visit year round. Average daily maximum temperature is 27°C and the area is rightly known as the ‘home of the winter sun’. So enjoy your favourite pursuits; fishing, walking, cycling, swimming and boating in our lovely sunny weather.

The O.T.C. Base at Brown’s Range was the site of Australias first earth station of satellite communication commencing in 1966. The station was initially established to support the NASA Tracking Station at Browns Range especially during the ‘Gemini’ and ‘Apollo’ Space Missions. One of only eight in the world, Brown’s Range performed a vital role in monitoring satellites over the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Enjoy fishing from the prawn jetty at sunset. Carnarvon is an immensely popular fishing area both with locals and visitors. The area supports both handline and game fishermen and the most popular spot is the Prawning Jetty on Babbage Island. Mulloway and big Tailor are year round catches, with Pink Snapper, Bream, Shark, Mackerel and Tuna available accordiing to season and conditions. Blue Manna and Mangrove crabs are also plentiful in the region.