Things to See and Do

Near Carnarvon, Western Australia, Australia

Carnarvon is your year round holiday destination. Step out of your car, plane or bus and slip into the relaxed atmosphere of our friendly coastal community immediately relaxed and ready to enjoy our weather which is as warm and inviting as our community, dropping a line off our famous one mile jetty, or discover the outer space kind at the OTC dish. While staying at BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park visit…

Carnarvon is your year round holiday destination. Step out of your car, plane or bus and slip into the relaxed atmosphere of our friendly coastal community immediately relaxed and ready to enjoy our weather which is as warm and inviting as our community, dropping a line off our famous one mile jetty, or discover the outer space kind at the OTC dish. While staying at BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park visit the Bio Dynamic Plantation right next door, walk to the OTC Dish or drive/walk across the mighty Gascoyne River. Bring your bike and binoculars - or simply relax by our pool, using our free BBQs or jumping on our bouncing castle for hours of fun...

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Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.

Local Highlights

Bumbaks Plantation Tours
Tour a real operating Plantation and see how and where your fresh produce is produced. Sample the enormous range of goods at Jo's shop. Excellent for gifts and Christmas shopping - try Jo's banana jam mmmmmm.

Heritage Precinct
History all in one spot - One Mile Jetty, Coffee Pot Train, Lighthouse Museum, Shearing Hall of Fame and HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran Displays.

Natural Attractions
Take a scenic flight, visit blow holes or snorkel at Quobba Station. Carnarvan also offers some great fishing spots including; north beach fishing, south beach fishing, island fishing and jetty fishing. Birdwatching is also a popular pastime, especially in our peaceful BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park.

Picnic & Bird Watching [feathered kind!!!]
Try bird watching [the feathered kind] at Rocky Pool, Chinaman's Pool, Bibbawarra Bore, Gascoyne River and the famous Blow Holes [here you will see the bikini variety] only 73kms north of Carnarvon on a bitumen road.

Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Try the most amazing tasting plate, creamiest coffee, jungle juice or big breakfast. Then discover the Art Gallery. Amazing! This is the culmination of the Gascoyne regions 5 Aboriginal language groups - history, heritage and culture...

Indian Chief Day Fishing Charters
One day fishing charters available - book through BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park 08 9941 8100 or Carnarvon Visitors Centre. Wonderful fish, hooks baited for you, all the help and support you could wish for plus lunch and a wonderful day's experience. BOOK NOW!

OTC Dish
This amazing dish helped put man on the moon in 1969. The museum is now open daily - check local times as it is run by volunteers. Usually 10 - 3 daily for a small cost. Well worth it!

Water Park and Adventure Park
Carnarvon now hosts a free water park "Baxter Park" and just along the fascine [our water way] is Town Beach which is home of the Adventure Park - excellent for the older kids.

Pickles Point
The freshest most tantalising fish monger - right here at the small boat harbour - snapper, crabs [blue and brown] scollops, and our FAMOUS Carnarvon Tiger and King Prawns. Chances are if you are eating quality seafood - it came from Carnarvon!

Gascoyne Growers Market
Every Saturday the freshest of local produce. All morning on every Saturday in June, July, August and September and again in December. Yes there are arts and crafts too but its the produce that everyone comes for. Eggs, honey, bananas naturally and every fruit and vegetable known to man [and some new ones too] but the strawberries! Boy they are just too good to be true - but true they are....

Visit Doris or John at Morels Plantation
Our personal favourite - walking distance from our caravan park and the most divine produce. You wont be disappointed unless you don't go! This is our true gem - the quality of the produce is top of the range and the value for money is unbelievable. Stock up! Try a chocolate covered strawberry, custard apple or banana at Morels Plantation.

Local Events

Seasonal Fresh Produce Gascoyne Markets in Carnarvon
from 20 May, 2013 to 25 December, 2013
Buy honey, fresh produce and the most divine strawberries you will every taste. Running May to October every year these diverse markets with everything from eggs to face painting need to be seen to be believed. Just sitting in the winter sun-shine, drinking wonderful fresh coffee and people watching is very relaxing. Several local artists use the opportunity to present their work - a bargain may be found.

Gascoyne Dash
from 31 October, 2013 to 03 November, 2013
Witness a 300km outback race using custom built buggies and motor bikes - ROARING GOOD FUN - October every year. Spectators delight, the town comes alive and brilliant fun on the Sunday as all come in - endurance race to make you tingle! Kickstarters gascoyne dash Date: 31 October– 3 November 2013 Info: www.gasdash.com

Speedway Season
from 13 February, 2013 to 13 June, 2013
Speedway Season - every second Saturday - Ohhh what fun!!! February 2nd- Practise/Training Meeting February 16th - Super Sedan Series March 16th - Junior Perpetual and Production Perpetual April 6th- Street Stock Perpetual April 27th - Twilight meeting - Family Fun night -Points May 10th & 11th - WAMDA Modified GWN Series Finale June 7th and 8th - Northwest Championships - including Sprintcar Spectacular and Street Stock Stocksville 30 lapper June 15th - Laurie Ladhams Memorial June 29th- Sponsors Meeting Points July 20th - Presentation night July 24th - AGM

Carnarvon Races including Ladies Lay and Cup Day
from 27 April, 2013 to 14 September, 2013
Race Dates 2013 April 27th - (Roy Bellotti Memorial) May 11th - (Minilya Sprint) May 25th - (Ladies Day) June 15th June 29th July 20th August 4th August 10th - August 31st - (Peter Evans Memorial) September 14th - (Carnarvon Cup)

Fremantle to Carnarvon Yacht Race
from 23 March, 2013 to 23 April, 2013
Fremantle to Carnarvon Yacht Race -

Taste of the Gascoyne
from 01 May, 2013 to 30 May, 2013
Taste the delights of the Carnarvon regions, from seafood to salt, kiwi to watermelon, lamb to long tail... Ending with a cocktail party with all produce donated locally cooked by world renowned chefs – mmmmmm! Taste of the Gascoyne Date: Saturday May 2013

Carnarfin 2013
from 26 May, 2013 to 02 June, 2013
FISHING EVENT: May 26th - June 2nd 2013 BRIEFING: Sunday, May 26th 1900hrs - 2000hrs @ the Gascoyne Hotel FISHING: Monday, May 27th from 0600hrs to Sunday June 2nd, 1600hrs WEIGH-IN: Gascoyne Hotel Monday to Saturday 1700 - 1800hrs. Sunday 1500-1600hrs. Bar Facilities & Sausage Sizzle each day. PRESENTATION: Trophy/Prize Presentation at the Civic Centre - Woolshed Sunday, June 2nd commencing @ 1800hrs till late. Butt of Beef carvery. Bar facilities available.

Tropical Festival & Triathalon
from 01 May, 2013 to 30 May, 2013
Tropicool Festival Date: May 2013 Time: TBA Venue: TBA Tropicool Festival Triathalon Date: May 2013 Time: TBA Venue: TBA

The Australian Lady Gaga and Rihanna Tribute Show
from 18 May, 2013 to 19 May, 2013
Carnarvon TropiCOOL Festival - The Australian Lady Gaga and Rihanna Tribute Show Date: 18 May 2013 2013 Venue: Town Oval

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