Carnarvon lies at the mouth of the Gascoyne River 900 kilometres north of Perth. It has a warm, semi-arid climate.

Carnarvon was founded in 1883, initially as a port and supply centre for the surrounding pastoral region. And while the surrounding stations are still important mining, agriculture, fishing and tourism are other sources of wealth for the region.


The reports of the various trips, tours and travels on the Adventures website have a lot of information about place names – their naming and features – toponymy. More information.

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