Carnarvon Visitor Centre

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Out of Town Attractions

Inland Attractions

Rocky PoolRocky Pool

Fresh water pool located 55km east of Carnarvon on the Gascoyne Junction Road. This location is renowned for attracting wildlife, particularly birdlife and is ideal for a picnic, a stroll or a short day trip. Camping is not permitted at this location.

Gascoyne Junction

A country town located 164km east of Carnarvon and the gateway to the Kennedy Range and Mount Augustus national parks. With Shire office and fuel available the town services the pastoral and tourism industries. The small population of the town is rebuilding after the devastating 2010 floods and is expected to welcome new accommodation in the form of a Tourist Park and air conditioned cabins along with a tavern, service station and playground facility in 2013.

The Shire of Upper Gascoyne also hosts a number of events throughout the year such as the Junction Cup, Gascoyne River Music Festival and Landor Races. More information on these events can be found on the events page of the Carnarvon Visitor Centre website or by visiting the Shire of Upper Gascoyne website.

Kennedy Range

Kennedy Range- Honeycomb Gorge

Situated 230km inland from Carnarvon the Kennedy Range National Park stretches out over 75km in length and are a result of millions of years of erosion where the natural force of winds, rains and movement of the earth’s crust have combined to etch out valleys and create remarkable cliff faces.

There are several walk trails that take visitors through particularly scenic sections of the national park. Visitors in August and September will also be treated with a range of beautiful wildflowers burst into colour. The national park allows camping in designated camping areas.

The Kennedy Range is one of the Gascoyne’s most impressive rock formations and is an ideal day trip option from Carnarvon for those looking for an outback experience. It allows time to do some of the shorter walk trails, have a picnic and possibly explore the small outback town of Gascoyne Junction, before returning to Carnarvon in the afternoon.

Mount Augustus

Mount AugustusLocated 460km east of Carnarvon is one of the most popular inland destinations in the area. Mount Augustus is the world’s largest monocline and looms 750 metres above its surrounding landscape and can be seen from 160 kilometres away. The rock itself, which culminates in a small peak on a plateau, is about eight kilometres long and covers an area of 4,795 hectares. About twice the size of Uluru it is the biggest ‘rock’ in the world.

Walk trails to the top of the rock will allow visitors to see a range of fascinating geological formations, aboriginal rock paintings and engravings, and an abundance of animal and bird-life.  Accommodation and facilities are available close by the national park.

Directions: Situated between Great Northern and North West Coastal Highways, the drive to Mount Augustus is mainly on unsealed roads.

From Carnarvon, turn off the North West Coastal highway and travel 173 km east to Gascoyne Junction on a sealed road. There are two roads you can take from Gascoyne Junction, one via the Kennedy Range National Park and the other further east and then north both of these roads are unsealed. The Shire of Upper Gascoyne (located at Gascoyne Junction) will be able to advice travellers which of the two roads are in the best condition for travel.

For more information on any of the attractions listed please contact the Visitor Centre staff on (08) 99411 146 or at info@carnarvon.org.au for additional information.

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21 Robinson Street, CARNARVON WA 6701

Phone: (08) 9941 1146

Fax: (08) 9941 1149

info@carnarvon.org.au

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