Food Trail

CARNARVON, THE 'REAL' FOOD BOWL OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

The Carnarvon region in Western Australia is abundant with tropical fruits, succulent seafood and a vast array of temperate climate vegetables. The best time to access produce and seafood is during the winter, from around mid-April to mid-October, however, crowd favourite mangos and grapes come into season in December and are always a winner on the Christmas table.

A drive along North and South River roads, known as the 'Fruit Loop' reveals the heart of the horticultural industry. You will find seasonal fresh produce, the famous Sweeter Bananas and locally made delicacies. This is an opportunity to visit the REALities of plantation life and appreciate the innovative ways our growers adapt to succeed.  

Drive The Fruit Loop Trail

Pickles Point Seafood   Do you enjoy seafood?  You can start your food discovery tour from the small boat harbour on Harbour Road and stop in at the 'Crab Shack', otherwise known is Pickles Point Seafood.  Suppliers of fresh and frozen local and imported seafood.  You can get locally sourced Scallops, Prawns and Shark Bay Whiting, or a Red Emperor, Snapper.  Oysters, Mussels and Crabs.  Beautifully prepared and presented, you will be spoilt for choice.

Morel's Orchard Supplies a wide range of produce including tropical fruits, vegetables and a wide range of herbs. Morel's is known for growing exotic fruits such as starfruit (carambola), citrus, custard apples and black sapote (chocolate pudding fruit).

Tipton's On South River Road, the roadside shop on the Tipton farm is just past the first bend.  At Tipton's you get a wide variety of vegetables, citrus fruits, bananas, beans and so much more.

Cactus Garden The very popular Instagram photo opportunity is here.  The Cactus Garden and Whale bone is a must stop and explore.  

Gascoyne Organic Farm   Mr and Mrs Parry have created an amazing little shop where you can get a large variety of your vegetable staples.  Sweet potato, capsicums, broccoli, cabbage, too many to list.  Also available from time-to-time fresh free range eggs. Be sure to check out the 'FIFO Chicks' who roam the Organic Farm!

Borich and Sons Family owned and operated, the Borich & Sons family stall provide Carnarvon with fresh organic produce straight from the farm to you. Be sure to check out their range of locally crafted resin boards, coffee and Homemade Croatian Biscuits. 

Bumbacks Bumbak's Preserves and Ice-Creams offers a wide range of award-winning preserves, ice-creams, dried fruits, gourmet rocky road, cakes and of course, their 'world famous' smoothies!

During summer, an abundance of fruits such as mangoes, grapes and watermelons can be found from pop-up plantation shops.

There will be other popup stalls open up from time to time throughout the year.  Keep your eye open for the Shop Open sign as you drive around the Fruit Loop Trail.

Ningaloo's Food & Beverage Trail

Heading further North? The culinary scene along Ningaloo's coastline mirrors the natural beauty of the Gascoyne region all the way from Carnarvon to Exmouth. Check out the Food & Beverage Trail map created by Australia's Coral Coast in Partnership with Charlotte and James Maddock. Click here to view.