Carnarvon is 904km north of Perth and 1,461km south of Broome. You’ll find it right on the edge of Australia's Coral Coast, in the middle of the Shark Bay and Ningaloo World Heritage areas.





Albany 1313

Broome 1461

Gascoyne Junction 164

Bunbury 1077

Port Hedland 895

Kennedy Range 230

Mandurah 978 

Tom Price 707

Mt Augustus 450

Rockingham 951

Roebourne 672

Meekatharra 623

Perth 904

Karratha 646

Mullewa 909

Jurien Bay 713

Paraburdoo 628

Geraldton 480

Onslow 496

Kalbarri 445

Exmouth 368

Denham 323

Coral Bay 228


If you're travelling from the south to Carnarvon along the North West Coastal Highway, turn left onto Carnarvon Road 6km before Carnarvon, an alternative access road into Carnarvon town centre.

If you miss the turn off, don’t panic: just turn left at the T-junction of Robinson Street and North West Coastal Highway, opposite Ampol and head into town.

If you're arriving from the north to Carnarvon along the North West Coastal Highway, just continue down Robinson Street.

Before setting off on your adventure it is important to check road conditions. Rainfall in the area can close the roads. Main Roads can provide information on major roads and highways, call 138 138 for current and updated information. For local road conditions and coastal stations, it is important to contact the stations directly or the Visitor Centre on (08) 9941 1146.

Don’t forget to look out for animals – you could encounter sheep, kangaroos, goats, cows, horses wandering across the road. Make sure you travel with plenty of water, food supplies and fuel so that should you have a break-down, you are self-sufficient until help arrives. Limited services are available at station shops, so your only closest destination for supplies is your return back to Carnarvon. Finally make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip including spare tyres and any necessarily items for your off-road adventure.


Integrity Coach Lines currently operates several bus services travelling both north and south to and from Carnarvon. For reservations contact the team at the Carnarvon Visitor Centre on (08) 9941 1146.


Regional Express operates three days per week (due to COVID-19) from Perth to Carnarvon and has both direct flights.The direct flight duration is approximately 2 hours. To check flight availability go to or contact Everywhere Travel Carnarvon on (08) 9941 4595. 

Carnarvon has a choice of two Car Hire companies, Avis and Budget Car Rental. Both companies are located at the Carnarvon Terminal for arriving passengers, although you can of course book your car hire prior to arrival.