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​Carnarvon

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

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.

Image of Ningaloo Reef

Exmouth

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.

 

Gascoyne Junction

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.

 

Distances to Perth*

​From

​Distance

​Carnarvon​904 km
​Coral Bay​1 132 km
Denham834 km
Exmouth
​1 261 km
Gascoyne Junction via Carnarvon​​1 070 km
​Monkey Mia​859 km
​Mount Augustus via Mullewa/Landor​1 050 km

*Figures sourced from Main Roads Western Australia​

          
For more information on the towns in the Gascoyne region, visit the
Tourism We​stern Australia website​.
 

News

Changes to the Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Program

The State Nomination Migration Program (SNMP) Graduate stream will soon be more accessible for international students who study in Western Australia.

On 16 October 2019 Premier Mark McGowan announced that the Graduate Stream of the SNMP will be extended to include vocational education and training (VET) graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above, excluding trade occupations (unless approved for delivery to international students).  

For information on the current Graduate Stream of the State Nomination Migration Scheme requirements visit the State nomination requirements page.

Fun Fact
Some of the first white settlers saw a strange animal hopping along. They asked the Aborigines what it was called and were told, ‘Kanguru’, which means ‘I don't know’.