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Carnarvon Top Tourism Town and Food Trail

Segment: Carnarvon Top Tourism Town and Food Trail
Presenter: Rebecca Johns
TX Date: November 18th, 2018

Voted WA’s Top Tourist Town with a population under 5,000, Carnarvon is an absolutely unmissable spot to visit on your trip up the Coral Coast.

  • 900 kilometres north of Perth, you’ll find Carnarvon. Perfectly tucked between two heritage sites – Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef - this is a beautiful town to visit year-round.
  • Known as ‘the food bowl of WA’, Carnarvon produces a whopping 70% of WA’s fruit and vegetables. If you want to check it out for yourself, take yourself on the fruit loop drive – the diversity of produce is amazing, with the plantations taking up more than a thousand hectares of cultivated land.
  • Carnarvon is also known for its exceptional seafood, with the waterways offering huge amounts of prawns, scallops, crabs and fish. Not only does Carnarvon provide much of our states fruit and vegetables, it also provides much of our seafood.
  • While in Carnarvon, make sure to check out the town’s local delicacy – chocolate coated bananas, they are absolutely delicious and well worth a stop off.
  • One of the reasons Carnarvon is able to produce such a large amount of produce is the Gascoyne River. At 760 kilometres long, this is an upside-down river, with the water flowing beneath the grounds surface. This allows the local farmers to get their water supply from bores below the dry river bed.
  • If you’re looking for a bit more of a relaxing time, the town’s main strip Robinson Street is well worth a stop off. A fantastic place to wrap up your day is the Fascine on Olivia Terrace, this spot is a favourite among locals and visitors alike, offering picturesque views over the water.
  • Make sure you make Carnarvon a stop on your next road trip on the Coral Coast and take in the sights.

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