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Carnarvon Fruit Loop Drive Trail

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Cervantes to Geraldton, Coral Bay to Exmouth, Kalbarri & Surrounds, Shark Bay to Gnaraloo

  • Full day
  • 26 km

Carnarvon, known as the food bowl of Western Australia.
The Carnarvon region is Western Australia is abundant with tropical fruits, succulent seafood and a vast array of temperate climate fruit and vegetables. Carnarvon is the regional centre and lush horticultural region. The plantations lines the banks of the Gascoyne River and yields a delightfully diverse array of produce.

Bumbak's Plantation
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Bibbawarra Road, Carnarvon 13km (15 min) north of Carnarvon

Award winning natural homemade delicacies

Bumbak’s Preserves and Ice-creams offers a wide range of Award Winning preserves, ice-creams, dried fruit, gourmet rockyroad, cakes and ‘world famous’ smoothies! Gourmet delights are created from locally grown waste produce and preserved in their prime. Bumbak’s products are all natural containing 100% real fruit and flavour.
Bumbak’s is ‘Homemade Heaven’.

Find us
449 North River Rd, Carnarvon
Open Mon–Fri, 9am–4pm
Weekend hours vary
08 9941 8006
Facebook: @bumbaks

All year round seasonal produce

The Tipton’s Plantation Roadside Shop is located on South River Road.

Open all year round providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase locally grown produce. Throughout the season, Tipton’s will grow various seasonal items which are made available from their honesty box.

Find us
South River Rd, Carnarvon
Open daily,
9am–5pm (when produce is available)
08 9941 1146 - Carnarvon Visitor Centre

Winter’s one stop shop

The Cosh Plantation Roadside Shop is located on South River Road.
Cosh is open from May to October, selling the region’s seasonal produce. You will find bananas, cucumbers, eggplant, citrus fruit and capsicums and a wide range of other seasonal produce here.

Find us
South River Rd, Carnarvon
Open May–Oct,
9am–5pm (when produce is available)
08 9941 8441

Home to exotic fruits and local delicacies

Morel’s Orchard grows a wide range of produce including tropical fruits, vegetables and a wide selection of herbs. Morel’s is known for growing exotic fruits such as starfruit, citrus, custard apples and black sapote (chocolate pudding fruit). Morel’s is a favourite with the locals for their homemade pure fruit ice-cream and selected 100% natural dried fruits.

Find us
486 Robinson St, Carnarvon
Open mid-April–mid-Oct, 8:30am–4:30pm
08 9941 8368

The region’s best biodynamic produce

Biodynamic you ask? Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself. Ketut and her family grow a wide range of seasonal organic produce all year round. You will find the freshest and the most exotic produce. Ketut also grows difference varieties of avocados.

Find us
605 Robinson St, Carnarvon
(Next to Caltex Starmart)
Open daily, 9am–5pm
08 9941 1146 - Carnarvon Visitor Centre

Abundance of fresh organic local produce

Parry and Sons grow some of the freshest local organic produce. Throughout the season, the Gascoyne Organic Farm grows a wide range of vegetables including broccoli, tomatoes, silverbeet, cucumbers and more. You will find a wide range of seasonal fruits such as grapefruit and you might even pick

Find us
17 North River Rd, Carnarvon Open May–Oct
Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm
Sat 12pm–5pm
Sun 10am–5pm
(Opening hours subject to change)
08 9941 8517
Facebook: @Gascoyneorganicfarm

Freshly caught seafood, daily

Pickles Point Seafood is renowned
for stocking the freshest range of locally caught seafood. You can buy local prawns cooked and raw. Pickles Point also stocks some of Australia’s best seafood, including oysters, crabs, salmon, mussels and a variety of fresh fish. You might even find some delicious pickled products.

Find us
143 Harbour Rd, Small Boat Harbour, Carnarvon
Open Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm
Sat 9am–1pm
(trading hours vary in season)
08 9941 4078
Facebook: @picklespointseafood

More than just a tackle shop

Carnarvon Tackle and Marine is more than just you standard tackle shop. With the abundance of seafood caught in the region, the local tackle shop now sells fresh locally caught fish and prawns. Carnarvon Tackle and Marine can also give you the best advice on where to catch the BIG fish around the region.

Find us
93 Harbour Rd, Small Boat Harbour, Carnarvon
Open Mon–Fri, 8am–5pm
Sat 8am–2pm
Sun 9am–12pm
08 9941 4161
Facebook: @carnarvontacklemarine

Growers markets with the freshest produce

Every Saturday morning from May to October the Carnarvon town centre comes alive with the Gascoyne Growers’ Markets. The market is a run by the growers themselves, who often pick their produce the night before the market to ensure you take home the freshest, tastiest produce in WA. Fill your basket then grab a coffee and some breakfast, listen to the buskers, or browse through the adjacent Arts and Craft Market.

Find us
21 Robinson St, Carnarvon Visitor Centre, Carnarvon
Open mid May–mid-Oct,
8am–11:30am
08 9941 1146 gascoynefood.com.au
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A drive along North and South River road, known as the ‘Fruit Loop’ reveals the heart of the horticultural industry. You will find seasonal fresh produce, the famous Sweeter Bananas, seafood and locally made delicacies.

During summer, an abundance of fruits such as mangoes, grapes and watermelons can be found from pop-up plantation shops. Don’t forget to snap the perfect Instagram photo at the Cactus Farm on South River Road.

The sub-tropical town of Carnarvon is located in the Gascoyne region, situated approximately 900km north of Perth in Western Australia. It is a region abundant in fresh produce, succulent seafood, beef, sheep, space history and heritage. It is where art meets science in a world of good eating.

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Time / Duration

Full day

Length

26km

What To Pack

Group D (Drive trails) required.

Trail Start

Bibbawarra Road, Carnarvon 13km (15 min) north of Carnarvon

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Trail End

Facilities

  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop
  • View Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

Mid May to Mid October when the Markets are open

Trail Access

Drive, Bus or Fly to Carnarvon 890 km north of Perth

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