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Food Festival Itineraries

August is officially Gascoyne Food Festival month! What does this mean you ask? It means you could be enjoying Carnarvon’s fresh local produce and seafood, in the most amazing winter weather this month. If it sounds like you, keep reading.

The Gascoyne Food Festival in Carnarvon will kick off on Thursday 10 August and run through to Saturday 12 August. We also have several satellite events across the region including Exmouth, Dirk Hartog Island and Mount Augustus. Click here to find out more about these events.

Whilst the next couple of weeks in Carnarvon is all about the amazing food, we have so much more to offer. We have prepared three different itineraries to suit your adventurous soul. All you need to do is get here!

GETTING HERE

Carnarvon is located 900km north of Perth, for those that might want to break up their trip we suggest stopping in Geraldton for the night. You can also catch a two-hour flight from Perth to Carnarvon with Skippers Aviation.  Car hire is available with Avis and Budget for those that choose to fly.

SUGGESTED TRAVEL ITINERARIES 

REALLY Catch a Taste of Carnarvon!  

6 Day Food Festival Itinerary

Monday 7 August

Morning

If you are arriving into Carnarvon in the morning, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. If you are staying in the town centre, take a stroll down to the Fascine, Carnarvon’s newly developed waterfront. If not, take a drive down into the town centre and enjoy a coffee and cake at a local café.

Afternoon

If you are arriving into Carnarvon later in the afternoon, you may like to head down to the Fascine and enjoy the magnificent sunset. If not, the Space and Technology Museum next to the OTC Dish is can’t be missed. Open every day from 9am to 4pm

Tuesday 8 August

Morning

Visit the Carnarvon Heritage Precinct and the One Mile Jetty, enjoy coffee and breakfast with Valentina at the One Mile Station Café. Foodies recommend the Avocado Smash. Yum! Take a ride on the Coffee Pot train or walk the mile long jetty. Browse the heritage museums.

Afternoon

If you have a car, we recommend a drive out to the Blowholes at Quobba. Located 75km north of Carnarvon on sealed road, an easy 45-minute drive. This awe-inspiring sight shouldn’t be missed.

OR

Visit Pickles Point Seafood and purchase some fresh local cooked prawns and crab’s available takeaway and enjoy a picnic on the Fascine.

Wednesday 9 August

Morning

Join the Carnarvon Visitor Centre on their The Feet Adventure Tours. You will learn about Carnarvon’s rich history and heritage on foot through Carnarvon. The tour is approximately 2.5 hours. Tour is free, bookings essential at the Carnarvon Visitor Centre (08) 9941 1146. Coffee/Lunch at the Port Hotel at your own expense.

Thursday 10 August

Morning

Exclusive Foodie Day Out Tour (8.45am – 1.30pm) – Jump on board with Carnarvon Bus Charters and Local Tours and enjoy the ‘Ultimate Food Experience’ tour. You will learn about Banana’s, how they grow and where they are packed. You will try lots of delicious homemade treats and fresh produce along the way. Lunch at the Port Hotel at own expense. Minimum numbers required (4) – Bookings essential. $50 Concession, $60 Adults.

Afternoon

Take a moment to relax before an evening out at the BBQ on the Beach. GASCOYNE FOOD FESTIVALBBQ on the Beach Event at the Carnarvon Yacht Club at 5.30pm.  Join Don Hancey, WA Food Ambassador and his team from Panorama Catering as they create the best BBQ on the Beach as you dine under the stars. Tickets available until sold out – $45 Adult, $15 Children under 10 years. Licensed Bar. Tickets available from the Visitor Centre – (08) 9941 1146.

Friday 11 August

Morning

Those that have secured tickets to the GASCOYNE FOOD FESTIVAL – Long Table Lunch may like to kick start their excitement with a Scenic Helicopter Flight of Carnarvon with Coral Coast Helicopter. Enjoy a 10-minute flight over the plantations, the jetty and the overall town. Quite a spectacular sight. $120 per person, based on two people. $80 per person, based on three people.

It’s time to get dressed up to enjoy one of the best culinary experiences in Western Australia. 

Afternoon

If you missed out and couldn’t secure one of 300 seats for the Long Table Lunch in Carnarvon set amongst the mango trees, below are some great recommendations for lunch.

Lunch in Carnarvon:

  • Carnarvon Hotel – Bar and Grill overlooking the magnificent Fascine. Wide range of Seafood available on the menu.
  • One Mile Station Café – Enjoy delicious lunch options at the One Mile Station Café overlooking the magnificent mile long jetty.
  • Port Hotel – Enjoy delicious range of dishes using seasonal local fresh produce and seafood.

What about lunch on a plantation? We recommend visiting the River Gums Café, a gorgeous outdoor setting on the bank of the Gascoyne River on a Banana Plantation. Foodies recommendations, River Burger with homemade Tomato relish and Mango smoothie.

Saturday 12 August

Morning

More foodie madness…. YUM! Pop down to the Gascoyne Growers Markets between 8am to 11.30am to watch Panorama Catering and local chef talent, WA Signature Dish winner in 2016, Jerolina Rankin, Paul Kelly and One Mile Jetty chefs will present live cooking demonstrations and tastings. Engage with local growers, buy delicious fresh produce, try preserves and ice-creams and browse the craft markets, where you may be able to pick up a homemade souvenir. Markets located at the Civic Centre (outside the Visitor Centre).

Afternoon

Enjoy a country race meeting at the Carnarvon Race Club, always a fantastic day out in Carnarvon. Complimentary bus pick up from all Accommodation and Caravan Parks in Carnarvon. Racing kicks off at 1pm. Return bus to the Gascoyne Hotel or Carnarvon Hotel for dinner or back to your accommodation.

Catch a Taste of Carnarvon!

5 Day Food Festival Itinerary

Wednesday 9 August

Morning

Join the Carnarvon Visitor Centre on their The Feet Adventure Tours. You will learn about Carnarvon’s rich history and heritage on foot through Carnarvon. The tour is approximately 2.5 hours. Tour is free, bookings essential at the Carnarvon Visitor Centre (08) 9941 1146. Coffee/Lunch at the Port Hotel at your own expense.

Afternoon

Visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum next to the OTC Dish, it’s shouldn’t be missed when visiting Carnarvon. It’s a whole lot of fun. Open every day from 9am to 4pm.

Thursday 10 August

Morning

Exclusive Foodie Day Out Tour (8.45am – 1.30pm) – Jump on board with Carnarvon Bus Charters and Local Tours and enjoy the ‘Ultimate Food Experience’ tour. You will learn about Banana’s, how they grow and where they are packed. You will try lots of delicious homemade treats and fresh produce along the way. Lunch at the Port Hotel at own expense. Minimum numbers required (4) – Bookings essential. $50 Concession, $60 Adults.

Afternoon

Take a moment to relax before an evening out at the BBQ on the Beach.

GASCOYNE FOOD FESTIVALBBQ on the Beach Event at the Carnarvon Yacht Club at 5.30pm.  Join Don Hancey, WA Food Ambassador and his team from Panorama Catering as they create the best BBQ on the Beach as you dine under the stars. Tickets available until sold out – $45 Adult, $15 Children under 10 years. Licensed Bar. Tickets available from the Visitor Centre – (08) 9941 1146.

Friday 11 August

Morning

Those that have secured tickets to the GASCOYNE FOOD FESTIVAL – Long Table Lunch may like to kick start their excitement with a Scenic Helicopter Flight of Carnarvon with Coral Coast Helicopter. Enjoy a 10-minute flight over the plantations, the jetty and the overall town. Quite a spectacular sight. $120 per person, based on two people. $80 per person, based on three people.

It’s time to get dressed up to enjoy one of the best culinary experiences in Western Australia. 

Afternoon

If you missed out and couldn’t secure one of 300 seats for the Long Table Lunch in Carnarvon set amongst the mango trees, we recommend visiting the One Mile Jetty and Heritage Precinct. You can enjoy delicious lunch at the One Mile Station Café. You can then take a ride on the Coffee Pot Train or walk the mile long jetty and browse the history and heritage.

Additional lunch options in Carnarvon:

  • Carnarvon Hotel – Bar and Grill overlooking the magnificent Fascine. Wide range of Seafood available on the menu.
  • One Mile Station Café – Enjoy delicious lunch options at the One Mile Station Café overlooking the magnificent mile long jetty.
  • Port Hotel – Enjoy delicious range of dishes using seasonal local fresh produce and seafood.

What about lunch on a plantation? We recommend visiting the River Gums Café, a gorgeous outdoor setting on the bank of the Gascoyne River on a Banana Plantation. Foodies recommendations, River Burger with homemade Tomato relish and Mango smoothie.

Saturday 12 August

Morning

More foodie madness…. YUM! Pop down to the Gascoyne Growers Markets between 8am to 11.30am to watch Panorama Catering and local chef talent, WA Signature Dish winner in 2016, Jerolina Rankin, Paul Kelly and One Mile Jetty chefs will present live cooking demonstrations and tastings. Engage with local growers, buy delicious fresh produce, try preserves and ice-creams and browse the craft markets, where you may be able to pick up a homemade souvenir. Markets located at the Civic Centre (outside the Visitor Centre).

Afternoon

Enjoy a country race meeting at the Carnarvon Race Club, always a fantastic day out in Carnarvon. Complimentary bus pick up from all Accommodation and Caravan Parks in Carnarvon. Racing kicks off at 1pm. Return bus to the Gascoyne Hotel or Carnarvon Hotel for dinner or back to your accommodation.

Extend your stay for an extra night and spend a day at the Blowholes at Point Quobba located 75km north of Carnarvon on a sealed road. An easy 45-minute drive.

Short Food Festival Stopover!

4 Day Food Festival Travel Itinerary

Wednesday 9 August

Morning

Join the Carnarvon Visitor Centre on their The Feet Adventure Tours. You will learn about Carnarvon’s rich history and heritage on foot through Carnarvon. The tour is approximately 2.5 hours. Tour is free, bookings essential at the Carnarvon Visitor Centre (08) 9941 1146. Coffee/Lunch at the Port Hotel at your own expense.

Afternoon

Visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum next to the OTC Dish, it’s shouldn’t be missed when visiting Carnarvon. It’s a whole lot of fun. Open every day from 9am to 4pm.

Thursday 10 August

Morning

Exclusive Foodie Day Out Tour (8.45am – 1.30pm) – Jump on board with Carnarvon Bus Charters and Local Tours and enjoy the ‘Ultimate Food Experience’ tour. You will learn about Banana’s, how they grow and where they are packed. You will try lots of delicious homemade treats and fresh produce along the way. Lunch at the Port Hotel at own expense. Minimum numbers required (4) – Bookings essential. $50 Concession, $60 Adults.

Afternoon

Visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum next to the OTC Dish, it’s shouldn’t be missed when visiting Carnarvon. It’s a whole lot of fun. Open every day from 9am to 4pm.

GASCOYNE FOOD FESTIVALBBQ on the Beach Event at the Carnarvon Yacht Club at 5.30pm.  Join Don Hancey, WA Food Ambassador and his team from Panorama Catering as they create the best BBQ on the Beach as you dine under the stars. Tickets available until sold out – $45 Adult, $15 Children under 10 years. Licensed Bar. Tickets available from the Visitor Centre – (08) 9941 1146.

Friday 11 August

Morning

Those that have secured tickets to the GASCOYNE FOOD FESTIVAL – Long Table Lunch may like to kick start their excitement with a Scenic Helicopter Flight of Carnarvon with Coral Coast Helicopter. Enjoy a 10-minute flight over the plantations, the jetty and the overall town. Quite a spectacular sight. $120 per person, based on two people. $80 per person, based on three people.

It’s time to get dressed up to enjoy one of the best culinary experiences in Western Australia. 

Afternoon

If you missed out and couldn’t secure one of 300 seats for the Long Table Lunch in Carnarvon set amongst the mango trees, we recommend visiting the One Mile Jetty and Heritage Precinct. You can enjoy delicious lunch at the One Mile Station Café. You can then take a ride on the Coffee Pot Train or walk the mile long jetty and browse the history and heritage.

Additional lunch options in Carnarvon:

  • Carnarvon Hotel – Bar and Grill overlooking the magnificent Fascine. Wide range of Seafood available on the menu.
  • One Mile Station Café – Enjoy delicious lunch options at the One Mile Station Café overlooking the magnificent mile long jetty.
  • Port Hotel – Enjoy delicious range of dishes using seasonal local fresh produce and seafood.

What about lunch on a plantation? We recommend visiting the River Gums Café, a gorgeous outdoor setting on the bank of the Gascoyne River on a Banana Plantation. Foodies recommendations, River Burger with homemade Tomato relish and Mango smoothie.

Saturday 12 August

Morning

More foodie madness…. YUM! Pop down to the Gascoyne Growers Markets between 8am to 11.30am to watch Panorama Catering and local chef talent, WA Signature Dish winner in 2016, Jerolina Rankin, Paul Kelly and One Mile Jetty chefs will present live cooking demonstrations and tastings. Engage with local growers, buy delicious fresh produce, try preserves and ice-creams and browse the craft markets, where you may be able to pick up a homemade souvenir. Markets located at the Civic Centre (outside the Visitor Centre).

Afternoon

Enjoy a country race meeting at the Carnarvon Race Club, always a fantastic day out in Carnarvon. Complimentary bus pick up from all Accommodation and Caravan Parks in Carnarvon. Racing kicks off at 1pm. Return bus to the Gascoyne Hotel or Carnarvon Hotel for dinner or back to your accommodation.

Extend your stay for an extra night and spend a day at the Blowholes at Point Quobba located 75km north of Carnarvon on a sealed road. An easy 45-minute drive.


 

 

21 Robinson Street, CARNARVON WA 6701

Phone: (08) 9941 1146

Fax: (08) 9941 1149

info@carnarvon.org.au

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