Best Things To See & Do In Carnarvon
Discover the picturesque coastal town of Carnarvon, Western Australia with Integrity Coachlines.
Carnarvon is based at the mouth of the Gascoyne River and has an obscure yet fascinating history surrounding its banana plantations. With Integrity Coachlines hop-on-hop-off pass you can add Carnarvon to your WA tour itinerary and stop off for a few days to see the sites and soak up the local culture.
Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Museum
Visit the historical Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Museum. Built in 1897 and used for over 80 years, this iconic local landmark was opened up to the public in the late 80s. Damaged by fire and weather conditions, the original tower was replaced with a safer reconstruction. Walk around this local site and appreciate its heritage value.
Kennedy Range Day Trip
Enjoy a scenic day trip to the Kennedy Range National Park located just outside of Carnarvon. This trip takes you around the amazing gorges where you can get up close to the local wildlife such as bats, possums, eels and frogs. You can also take in the breathtaking views whilst tucking into breakfast, lunch and an afternoon tea!
The One Mile Jetty
Explore The One Mile Jetty, the longest jetty in North West Australia. Based along the Carnarvon Heritage Precinct Walk, you can hop on a Coffee pot train and ride across the length of the jetty. This famous location has breathtaking views and incredible marine life. This historic spot is also great for fishing!
You can also discover The Blowholes, a natural and spectacular sight of incredible ocean swells forcing through small breaks in the rock formation. These powerful blasts of water reach a height of just over 20 meters, a truly amazing force of nature. This time of year is perfect to see natural wildlife such as whales frolicking in the waves.
Make memories that will last a lifetime with a Carnarvon tour and take a day trip around the Kennedy Range. Walk around this incredible mountain range and take in the scenic and ancient views.
By Izzy Minogue-Corps
Images courtesy of Carnarvon.wa.gov.au