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Carnarvon has many banana plantations and supplies the Australian market for most of the year. With just over 6 000 people, Carnarvon is the region’s most populated town.
Coral Bay is on the coastline of the Ningaloo Reef and features white sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, tropical fish and yachts mingling with fishing boats.
Situated on the tip of a peninsula in the far north west of the Gascoyne, Exmouth marks the beginning of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Along the coast you can explore snorkelling beaches, diving spots and many swimming areas. The Cape Range National Park also has canyons, wildlife and wildflowers. The town of Exmouth has the second largest population of the Gascoyne with just under 2 500 people.
Located in the far east of the Gascoyne region with a population of just 46, this town welcomes many visitors each year. The town has an airport and is a gateway to the Mount Augustus National Park. Mount Augustus rises 1 106 m above sea level and is twice the size of Uluru.
*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia
For more information on the towns in the Gascoyne region, visit the Tourism Western Australia website.