Carnarvon - Barradale
27.07.2012 - 27.07.2012 22 °C
We stayed at the Coral Coast caravan park here in town at Carnarvon last night. We would HIGHLY recommend this park; it would have to be one of the best parks we have stayed in on our trip. They have gone to a lot of effort to upgrade and maintain their toilets and showers. They have family rooms, disabled rooms and all the other shower rooms are literally rooms! It is unisex however each room has a shower, toilet, basin and mirror and plenty of space to get out and dry yourself as well as keeping your clean clothes dry. The family rooms even have a bath!! AMAZING – and the bonus was that a powered site was only $35p/n which is not the dearest we have paid!
We went for a wander around Carnarvon, touring the town and surrounds. The township is approximately 6,000 so relatively small but it has a nice feel to it. Not too feral but not touristy either. There is a few spots to check out in this town, the first place we had a look at was the long Jetty which is 1.6kms in length and the longest Jetty in WA. They have a little train on the jetty that you can catch out to the end – “The Coffee Pot” it’s called. Mack enjoyed the train ride and the “toot toot” aspect!
Next place to see was the “Fruit Loop” as the locals call it. Literally it is a road that all the plantation farms are on, and each of them have a stall or shed that you can buy local fresh produce from. Definitely worth the stop to have a look at most of them. We bought some fruit and vegetables, eggs from one of the major egg growers in WA, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stop at Dumbak’s who sell a range of preserves as well as mango everything! Indulging in a mango smoothie, mango ice-cream and some dried mango for the road
It’s time to hit the road again, this time headed for Coral Bay. It is a nice little town and had it been a bit warmer we would have checked out the snorkelling, which is apparently top quality here. Apart from the quite shallow and rather inviting looking beach, there isn’t really much else to the town – two caravan parks and a few essential other shops! Once again this place is booked out so we kept going up the road towards Tom Price. We found a really good camping spot near a dry river only to find about 20 caravans already here and set up! Everyone seems to pull up at about 2:30 and pull out the chairs ready for a beverage! Chasing something a little bit more secluded we went up the riverbed and found a spot where there was nobody and set up camp for the night. Due to the location we have a fire which is great! Mack loves these nights because he can help dad collect the fire wood – he has made a real mess of himself in this red dirt! Time to just kick back and enjoy the serenity, we are about 250 metres from a bridge and so you can hear & see the road trains whizz past which makes Mark happy!
Mark, Delle and Mack x