Carnarvon is a coastal town situated at the mouth of the Gascoyne River on the Indian Ocean. It produces 80% of Western Australia's total fruit and vegetable crops, and much of the State's seafood with a thriving prawn, scallop, crab and fishing industry.

The popular Shark Bay world heritage area lies to the south of the town and the Ningaloo Reef and the popular tourist town of Exmouth lie to the north