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About Gascoyne

Beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the bluest ocean you’ll see anywhere. And that’s only the half of it! Head inland and immerse yourself in wildflowers, bird watching & animal spotting, explore the Kennedy Range and marvel at the world's largest monolith - Mount Augustus. Incorporating the towns of Exmouth, Carnarvon, Monkey Mia, Denham, Ningaloo and Gascoyne Junction, just to name a few, the Gascoyne Area is as spectacular as it is diverse. Swim with whalesharks, hand feed wild dolphins and take in the unique rock formations of the area, plus there’s great fishing, swimming and snorkelling all year round, not to mention the hiking & 4WDing. The variety of accommodation available caters for all travellers; from lodges, resorts, and hotels through to cabins, chalets, & backpackers. Food supplies, restaurants and cafes are scattered through the area serving up a range of locally grown produce and with a vibrant seafood industry, there is no shortage of fresh fish.

When to Visit Gascoyne

The Gascoyne Region has a moderate arid tropical climate, and enjoys around 320 days of sunshine per year. Rainfall is low and highly variable, averaging 200mm per year. The majority of rainfall occurs between October and March. During summer the temperatures average within the high twenty’s to low thirties, while in the winter the temperature drops to around 15-17 degrees centigrade. Temperatures are generally a couple of degrees hotter and colder inland than the coast which is moderated by sea breezes.

Getting Around Gascoyne

Driving from Perth, the region is best accessed by following the Northwest coastal Hwy north. The majority of main roads throughout the region are sealed and in excellent condition however some unsealed roads exist. It is best to travel of a day as kangaroos are prevalent outside of the populated areas, especially in the early mornings and evenings. Regular coach services travel to the area from Perth and connect all major towns. A range of packaged tours are also on offer from adventurous four wheel drive vehicles to luxury coaches. Small regional airports are available for use by private charter. Some regional airports have commercial flights available. Regional airports include Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Exmouth, and Gascoyne Junction.
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