IT'S TIME TO DISCOVER CARNARVON & CORAL BAY

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6 THINGS TO DO IN CARNARVON DURING COVID-19

We were all excited to welcome the regional boarder opening to the Gascoyne, Pilbara and Midwest (Sorry, Perth and south west you will be next). We are currently in phase three of easing of restrictions, which means some of our favourite attractions such as the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum remain closed until further notice. That doesn't mean you should miss out on all the natural attractions you can enjoy around Carnarvon. 

If COVID-19 taught us anything, it was to appreciate mother nature and the amazing natural attractions. Enjoying fresh air, being in the less crowded and untrodden areas, enjoying barefoot luxury is the ideal Western Australian adventure. 

We've created a list of six things you must not miss when you visit Carnarvon. 

  1. To relax and unwind - enjoy a walk along the Fascine, Carnarvon's iconic waterfront. Take in the history of the HMAS Sydney II Walk Trail. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic under the palm trees and a great location to enjoy one of our famous Carnarvon Sunsets.

 Picnic on the Fascine

  1. For the adventurous - A short 8-minute drive will take you out to the Town Beach and the sandy-spit of Pelican Point. The perfect place to go for a swim, fish, kayak, SUP or to go kite surfing. 

  1. For foodies and Instagram-lovers - Visit the Cactus Garden along the South River Road and enjoy a drive around the “Fruit Loop”. As restrictions are slowly easing, our stalls are starting to pop up again. Just a short 10-minute drive from the centre of town. Along south and north river road, you find an abundance of banana plantations. Don't forget that banana snap! 

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  1. For a day out along our famous Quobba Coast - A short 45-minute drive out to the spectacular Point Quobba, Blowholes.  You can snorkel amongst tropical fish and the coral gardens at the “Aquarium”.  Be sure to check both the Point Quobba Lighthouse and the HMAS Sydney II Memorial (5 mins drive north of the Blowholes). If you have a 4WD, take the coastal drive from Quobba Station, via the Korean Star and 17 Mile. 

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  1. For a little taste of the Outback - Head inland and enjoy a picnic at Rocky Pool, a favourite with locals and the ideal location for bird-watching. If you time your visit right, you may see a magnificent display of Wildflowers, which kicks off in the Gascoyne/ Midwest region around July. 

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  1. For really keen fishermen - If you want to venture off beyond Carnarvon to find some of the locals favourite fishing spots, we recommend heading to Miaboolya Beach, 22km north of Carnarvon or New Beach/ Bush Bay and Oyster Creek, 30km south of Carnarvon. 

January/ February 2020 | Members Update
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