The town is also known for its role in space history - the Carnarvon Tracking Station played in the manned space program in the 1960s and 1970s relaying the first steps of man on the moon to television stations in Australia, alongside Parkes Observatory.
Known as the fruit bowl of Western Australia, the town of Carnarvon produces 80% of WA's total fruit and vegetable crops. Much of WA’s seafood comes from Carnarvon with a thriving prawn, scallop, crab and fishing industry. During the season fresh fruit, vegetables, and seafood can be purchased directly from outlets in town.
Witness the dramatic spectacle of the natural Blowholes and king waves. Take in the beautifully rugged surroundings and enjoy the surf at Gnaraloo, snorkel 'the aquarium' at Quobba, wind or kite surfing at Red Bluff and eco-camp at these locations.
A friendly community nestled at the mouth of the Gascoyne River, Carnarvon lies just over 900 kilometres north of Perth (approximately 9 hours) on the North West Coastal Highway. Skippers Aviation offers daily flights from Perth to Carnarvon.