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Distance travelled: 947km
Elevation here: 2m
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The population of the Shire of Carnarvon is approximately 6,219
(2010 figures), with approximately 1,330 people living with a
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A little bit about Carnarvon for the visitor
Gastronomic delights await the visitor to this northern coastal
town. The ready availability of seafood and luscious fruits
such as bananas, mangoes, paw-paws, citrus, melons and grapes
provides just some of the many unique pleasures of Carnarvon.
Carnarvon was established in 1883 and named after the Earl of
Carnarvon, Secretary of State for the Colonies in the late 1800s.
The Aboriginal name given to the town is
'Guwinywardu' and is said to mean 'neck of
The rich red earth surrounding the Gascoyne River supports a
thriving agricultural industry including a wide variety of
There is an abundance of seafood right on the town's doorstep;
while Ningaloo Reef to the north and Shark Bay to the south,
provide wonderful playgrounds for fishing, swimming and snorkelling
all year round.