Carnarvon Visitor Centre

Catch a Taste

Gascoyne Food

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The plantations surrounding Carnarvon utilise 1,020 hectares of cultivated land on fertile river delta flats. The diversity of the produce available in the area is substantial, including a range of tropical fruits such as bananas, mangoes and paw paws, citrus and stone fruit, grapes, avocados and star fruit as well as varieties of melons. Vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, capsicum, asparagus, sweet corn and pumpkin are also grown.

Many plantation operators also produce a massive range of quality sauces, jams, pickled fruit, icecreams and dried fruit. From the end of May until early October, growers sell their produce direct to the public at Saturday morning markets or alternatively you can take a drive down North or South River roads to buy produce year-round from their roadside stalls (the variety and availability of produce will depend on the time of the growing season).

Working plantations provide shop fronts (some are only open for the growing season) and offer preserves, dried fruits and ice creams made fresh from local produce, along with seasonal fruit and vegetables. Banana and mango smoothies are also on offer and are always a favourite with all the family!

A Plantation Café which is perched on the banks of the Gascoyne River opens from May to October and offers light lunches and refreshments in the tranquil setting of a working plantation.

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Much of the state’s seafood comes from the waters off Carnarvon with a thriving prawn, scallop, crab and fishing industry operating from Carnarvon. During the season freshly caught seafood can be purchased directly from outlets.

Pickles Point Seafood and Boatyard

Pickles Point Seafood is renowned for providing the freshest of local seafood. The range includes fish, crab, prwns, scallops, squid and bugs as well as Australian oysters, NZ oysters, mussels and Tasmanian salmon. Browse the range of provedore goods to complement your seafood. It doesn’t get any better or fresher. You can also purchase cooked prawns and crabs which you can take away and have with your locally made sauces using local produce and sit and enjoy the waterfront and its surrounds.

Norwest Seafoods

Fresh from the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, a wide range of  seafood is available at our factory shop from April to October. Choose from locally caught prawns, scallops, squid and crabs (all subject to availability). All products are fresh frozen.

Gascoyne Growers Markets and Courtyard Craft Markets Markets 16082014 030

Every Saturday morning from the end of May to early October the Carnarvon Courtyard Craft Market and Gascoyne Growers Market operates from the Civic Centre courtyard, right outside  the Carnarvon Visitor Centre.

On offer at the markets are tropical fruits, homemade ice-creams, a wide variety of vegies, herbs, honey, cakes, jams, relishes, plants and handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy a coffee and a muffin or cake, while you stroll the stalls, listen to the buskers and pick up a few tips from the growers themselves. The markets are plastic bag free, so be sure to bring along your green bags.

Gascoyne Food Festival Various lunch guests

A three day event celebrating the region’s sumptuous produce. Well renowned Perth chefs visit producers and chowcase their amazing produce at events in Carnarvon such as the BBQ on beach, Long Table Lunch and Gascoyne Growers Markets.

21 Robinson Street, CARNARVON WA 6701

Phone: (08) 9941 1146

Fax: (08) 9941 1149

info@carnarvon.org.au

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