Western Australia’s longest river, the Gascoyne River feeds the palm-fringed coastal oasis of Carnarvon, producing a year-round bounty of fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. It’s a unique upside-down river, flowing above the river bed for just a few months of the year, and flowing below the dry river bed for the rest of the year.
Carnarvon lies 904 kilometres north of Perth, just to the south of the Tropic of Capricorn. It’s a 2 day drive on the Brand and North West Coastal Highways, or a 2 hour flight from Perth airport.
Take a walk or ride the Coffee Pot Train along One Mile Jetty, the longest jetty in the north west of the State, and you’ll cross over the Gascoyne River. Continue on to the Indian Ocean and you can access some great deep-water fishing spots without the need for a boat.
Those keen to explore the river, when it’s in flow, can launch a boat from the ramp at the end of Small Harbour Road.
Please note: The Jetty is currently closed for renovations until further notice.