So heading south from Exmouth down the WA coastline is Carnarvon. This town is a strange little place mainly because it’s surrounded by harsh dry, typically WA normal bushland, the odd wild emu’s around and lots and lots of feral wild goats and then you cross the bridge over the Gascoyne River and all of a sudden you are completely surrounded by lush banana plantations and fields and fields of tomato and pawpaw trees and plants. It’s very confronting and slightly weird. But the secret to all this is the mighty Gascoyne which is very nearly dry at the bridge crossing but has massive underground aquifers and this is what feeds this veggie and fruit oasis!!
As for the town itself, not very inspiring, nice and scenic at the mouth of the river in town but there was not a lot open and not a lot happening and we got the impression that the council is quite uninspired here and did not do much. If you head north of Carnarvon though, there are some pretty nice coastal spots and in particular Point Quobba for snorkelling, the Quobba blowholes just because blowholes are cool! and quite a few spots along the coast for surfies and just amazing cliffs.