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Carnarvon travel guide: 10 things to do in Carnarvon

Carnarvon WEATHER

Carnarvon, also known as the ‘fruit bowl of Western Australia’ enjoys nice tropical weather most of the year which allows it to be an ideal destination to grow fruit. The small town attracts thousands of foodies looking for a taste-testing adventure through Western Australia’s great north-west.

So, are you looking for things to do in Carnarvon?

Summerstar has put together the ultimate Carnarvon travel guide for visitors to the region. Better yet, you can book your Carnarvon accommodation and experiences right here on the Summerstar website – it doesn’t get much easier than that!

Find things to do in Carnarvon below.

Carnarvon accommodation

Things to do in Carnarvon

Carnarvon weather

Find the best season to book a trip to Carnarvon.

Summer Dec, Jan, Feb 21°C - 32°C
Autumn Mar, Apr, May 15°C - 31°C
Winter Jun, Jul, Aug 11°C - 23°C
Spring Sep, Oct, Nov 14°C - 27°C

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Carnarvon cafes, bars and restaurants

carnarvon food

The unique giant banana located in Carnarvon, Western Australia.

Capricorn Holiday Park is within easy reach of all local restaurants and cafes. From great breakfasts to gourmet cuisine and take-away, all tastes are catered for.

1. Carnarvon Tropicool Festival

From 'pop up' dining experience, dancing on the beach to live entertainment. The 4-day Carnarvon Tropicool Festival extravaganza allures people of all ages. Come and feast with us and celebrate everything Carnarvon has to offer.

2. Westcoast Fish and Chips Carnarvon

Lovely fresh locally caught fish. Fresh salads, fish and other seafood not plastered in batter! Fast service. Check online or phone the shop to find out if it is open as it can be seasonal. Westcoast Fish & Chips offer great prices and great variety.

3. A Taste of Thai by Fon Carnarvon

This casual cosy restaurant offers a range of delicious Thai dishes, located right in the main town centre of Carnarvon. A Taste of Thai has racked up tons of 5-star reviews with local and visiting customers loving the delicious and fresh Thai food on offer.

Carnarvon inland adventures

carnarvon inland adventures

Scenic and rugged cliffs at Kennedy Range, east of Carnarvon, WA.

The Kennedy Range & Mt Augustus National Parks offer a wilderness-style experience that everyone can enjoy. The opportunity to get back to nature while camping beneath the stars and the stark ancient landscapes just outside of Carnarvon are unmissable. If you're creating a list of things to do in Western Australia, be sure to add a few things to do in Carnarvon and surrounds.

4. Kennedy Range National Park

Kennedy Range National Park, Western Australia is located 150 kilometres east of Carnarvon and extends for roughly 195 kilometres in a northerly direction from near Gascoyne Junction. If hiking or camping interests you, then Kennedy Range National Park is not to be missed.

5. Mount Augustus National Park

Mount Augustus National Park, Western Australia is located 460km east of Carnarvon and is home to the world's largest monocline, known as Burringurrah by the local Wadjari Aboriginal people.

Carnarvon water activities

carnarvon water activities

Stunning summer views over One Mile Jetty in Western Australia.

From the Capricorn Holiday Park in Carnarvon, you can enjoy day trips to superb onshore and blue water fishing, world-class surfing, wind and kite surfing. Not to forget sight-seeing, boating, snorkelling and more.

6. One Mile Jetty

The One Mile Jetty is the most popular spot in Carnarvon to wet a line. While no longer open to the public, head to the Jetty for a great photo opportunity and rich Carnarvon history.

7. Top Gun Gnaraloo Coast & Carnarvon Islands Charters

Book an adventure up the Carnarvon coastline to view Western Australia’s amazing untouched landscape. Top Gun have tours and charters available for all ages, you’re sure to have a memorable stay.

8. Carnar-Fin Fishing Competition

Competitions like the Carnar-Fin allow fishing enthusiasts to show their competitive side and fishing capabilities all in good fun. With large prize pools and competitors from around the country, the Carnar-Fin competition can’t be missed.

Carnarvon attractions

carnarvon attractions

Explore the One Mile Jetty Interpretive Centre for a peak below the oceans surface.

From the Capricorn Holiday Park, it is easy to explore Carnarvon's vibrant CBD for great shopping and souvenirs. Take a walk along the redeveloped fascine foreshore and visit the interesting local historical sites.

9. Redeveloped Carnarvon shorefront

Redeveloped shorefront and town centre, for fun, picnics and family leisure all year round. BBQs, lawn areas, playgrounds and sheltered park seating are available to visitors.

10. One Mile Jetty Interpretive Centre

The One Mile Jetty Interpretive Centre is open most days of the year. Grab a coffee, wet a line or just enjoy a ride on the famous Coffee Pot Train.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Where is Carnarvon?

    Carnarvon is located approximately 900km North of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. By car, the trip to Carnarvon will take you approximately 9.5 hours from Perth.

  • What are the best experiences in Carnarvon?

    Things to do in Carnarvon:

    • Cafes, bars and restaurants
    • Inland adventures
    • Water activities
    • Attractions

    Check out our Carnarvon Travel Guide for more info.

  • How can I book accommodation in Carnarvon?

    Accommodation at Capricorn Holiday Park can be booked directly on the Summerstar Tourist Park website. Book Now »

2 March 2020

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