Carnarvon Visitor Centre

Gascoyne Food Festival

6 - 19 August

Gascoyne Food Festival

Tickets on sale now for winter’s lust-have foodie event

As cold weather descends on Perth, the Gascoyne is once again gearing up for another gourmet food extravaganza in the sun. The Gascoyne Food Festival is the ultimate winter getaway, promising incredible local produce served up by Western Australia’s top chefs in some of the world’s most idyllic locations. Visitors will enjoy a refreshed approach to events this year, with new additions and changed formats in store. As always there is something for everyone, with events held across the region including Dirk Hartog Island, Exmouth, Mount Augustus and Carnarvon, all showcasing amazing local meat, seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables. Following in festival tradition a top line-up of chefs will be joining the festival, with the largest contingent heading to Carnarvon for the Taste of Gascoyne BBQ and Long Table Lunch events. The chefs will experience the region up-close and personal with visits to local growers and producers before creating restaurant-quality dishes for guests.


Gourmet Island Escape: 5th- 10th or 8th-10th August

On Dirk’s Dinner Plate Long Table Lunch: 9th August

Join the team at Dirk Hartog Island during August 2018 for the Gourmet Island Escape, discovering the islands unique wilderness and the Gascoyne regions incredible fresh produce with Shark Bay prawns, scallops, snow crabs, whiting and pink snapper. Fresh fruit & veg is flown direct from Carnarvon to produce the freshest of taste for the freshest seafood in Australia, creating a true ocean to plate experience. 

More information and bookings: 


Taste of Gascoyne Sunset BBQ: 9th August 

Chef Stuart Laws from Showcase Events WA in collaboration with the Gascoyne Food Council will be preparing a sunset BBQ that truly showcases the best produce the Gascoyne region has to offer. This family-friendly celebration will be held in a new location this year in the main street of Carnarvon, featuring Asado style Meedo goat and Meecham lamb, plus Kailis Cod, Mareterram prawns, local fruit and vegetables alongside some special dishes created by local community groups to represent their cultural background. 

Tickets: $45 for Adults, $15 Children under 12 

Long Table Lunch: 10th August

The Long Table Lunch starts at 12 pm and is set in the heart of productive horticultural country on the Gascoyne River at Bentwaters Plantation. Hosted by the Gascoyne Food Council this lunch will be celebrating our local Gascoyne fare and farmers by showcasing their produce through a tapas style menu. Top WA chefs will be visiting the region and meeting the farmers before each cooking a dish to reflect their passion for the local produce to the guests. 

Tickets: $165 including Food and Beverages 

Gascoyne Growers Market Saturday: 11th August

Come down and enjoy the vibrant and festive atmosphere of the Gascoyne Growers Markets on the Saturday morning from 8 to 11.30am. There will be tastings and cooking demonstrations from chefs, live entertainment and fresh fruit and vegetables to purchase whilst enjoying a fresh coffee and a Church Burger. Located at the Civic Centre Courtyard in Robinson Street, middle roundabout of the main street. 

Sue Helmot Art Exhibition: 6 to 18 August, Carnarvon Library and Gallery

Sue Helmot is local artist whose paintings embody a love of the Gascoyne landscape and a desire to capture its beauty.  From the Source – A Landscape of Food takes you on visual journey from Mount Augustus where during rainfall events water is shed and then begins to flow downstream in the Gascoyne River.  Along the way, the rangelands are grazed by livestock.  When it reaches Carnarvon it replenishes the aquifers where it is converted into fruit and vegetables on the Gascoyne Delta.  The river then discharges into Shark Bay triggering the spawning of a variety of seafood.  

More information and tickets: or contact the Visitor Centre (08) 9941 1146


Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort – Where the Outback Meets the Reef: 11th August

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort’s event will start with drinks by the pool and delicious canapés.  Guests will then enjoy dinner under the stars with a sit down meal showcasing our local and regional produce including bush and natural spices, emu, kangaroo and our regional fresh seafood, paired with carefully selected wines. 

More information and tickets:  Phone 08 9949 0000 and email

Froth Craft Beergustation – Range to Reef: 16th August

Head to the award-winning Froth Craft on August 16th for a Beergustation featuring the best local produce from the rangelands to the sea. The venue features restaurant, micro-brewery and music with a kitchen serving up delicious food and bar pouring artisan craft beer brewed on-site. 

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Australia’s Biggest BBQ at the Worlds Biggest Rock: – 8th September

Enjoy delicious outback beef, cooked on Australia’s biggest BBQ (made specially for this event) served with fresh local produce, in an extraordinary setting. Come take a close look at the rich palette of the Mt Augustus countryside with its massive ancient rock surrounded by a huge diversity of plants, animal and bird life. Toast the beauty of the heart of the Gascoyne, the brilliance of local expertise and the art of Mother Nature. 

More information and tickets:


21 Robinson Street, CARNARVON WA 6701

Phone: (08) 9941 1146

Fax: (08) 9941 1149


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