Carnarvon Walking and Cycling

Thanks to Carnarvon’s lovely climate, exploring the town and its surrounds on foot or on a bike is the perfect way to find your bearings. There are walking trails along the Tramway walk and the Mangrove Board Walk, you’ll find locals taking a stroll along the Fascine at sunset.

Tramway Walk Trail

This 3km walk trail connects the Foot Bridge on the Fascine Town Beach with the Carnarvon Heritage Precinct. The original tramway linked up the Carnarvon Goods Shed, now the Carnarvon Civic Centre with the One Mile Jetty. Trains once transported supplies from the One Mile Jetty to the 'Goods Shed'.

The walk trail is home to unique flora and fauna found in the region. During the months of July to September, the Dawson Burrowing Bee’s start to appear. The Bees are unique to the Gascoyne region and can also be found in the Kennedy Range National Park. Macro photographers will enjoy exploring the Whitlock Island area.

This trail can be experienced by bike as well as by foot as the tracks are wide enough for all to enjoy.

Mangrove Board Walk 

The Mangrove Boardwalk as its name suggests, meanders out into the mangroves where one can be at peace with nature and take in another aspect of the One Mile Jetty.

This boardwalk has been constructed using recycled plastic materials. The Boardwalk is 400m trail from the Heritage Precinct.  Along the way, you will be able o read about the Saltmarshes on the interpretive signs, shade and seating have been provided to ensure your get to enjoy the serenity to its fullest. 

The HMAS Sydney Remembrance Walk

A Walk of Remembrance around Carnarvon’s Fascine was created in memoriam of those who were lost, and the names of the Australian crew are etched on a wall, looking seawards near a memorial to HMAS Sydney II and the HSK Kormoran, pointing to the exact latitude and longitude of the wreck. 

This walk starts at the HMAS Memorial on the intersection of Robinson Street and Olivia Street and is approximately 600m long you follow the Fascine on the lower footpaths where you can view these plaques. 

Fascine Walk

No matter which end you start this easy 1.30km walk, you will be able to take in the stunning view of the Fascine and Whitlock Island. Along the way, you will pass the Town Beach Playground, cafes and restaurant, iconic sculptures, and the newly refurbished Baxter Park Nature Playground.

The walk runs from the intersection of Olivia Terrace and Camel Lane to West Street, near the Carnarvon Yacht Club.

The Fascine is a perfect spot to admire stunning sunsets, with many viewing points, you can decide how to make your sunset on the Fascine memorable.

This can also be experienced by cyclists as the paths have been developed wide enough for all to enjoy.

The Fascine is the unique word for Carnarvon’s waterfront. In 1896 flood waters caused severe damage to Olivia Terrace and a tender was called to build a protective bank. The name ‘Fascine’ is derived from the Latin word “Fascine”, meaning “bundle of sticks bound together”. Bundles of sticks were built up along the foreshore to help prevent erosion during major river flows.