Carnarvon is a thriving community situated on the North West Coast at the mouth of the Gascoyne River 904 kilometres north of Perth. The town has a population of approximately 5000 and supports major industries such as commercial fishing, fruit and vegetable farming, salt production, pastoral, tourism and associated services.
The town is renowned for its excellent lifestyle and wonderful climate. The recreational fishing is considered some of the finest in the world with many locals and tourists fishing for pink snapper, red emperor, coral trout, mulloway, mackerel, crabs and crayfish. Popular tourist resorts Shark Bay and Monkey Mia are just 3 hours drive to the south and Coral Bay 2 ½ hours to the north.
Carnarvon is the major centre for the region and boasts 3 banks, 2 supermarkets, 2 high schools, 3 primary schools, Durak Institue of Technology, regional hospital and a cinema. Sporting clubs include bowling, golf, horse racing, speedway yachting, football, soccer, cricket, netball and swimming.
Ray White Carnarvon is both the longest running and largest real estate agency in the region, specializing in sales of residential, commercial/industrial and horticultural properties as well as residential property management.