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- (08) 9942 5905
Originally a line station connecting the north west and the goldfields to the eastern states and overseas. Locate on the shore of Hamelin Pool.
- Historical Sites:Buildings
There is a shell block adjacent to the telegraph station which is where many of the unique shell buildings in the area began.
The Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage Museum captures the life of the early pioneers that operated the lighthouse in Carnarvon.
- Open Days/times:Wednesday 10.00am - 1.00pm | Friday to Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm
- Museums:Local History
- Open Days:Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
It has been restored and provides an interesting look back at the lives led by the original lighthouse keepers during the 1900s, as well as providing some fascinating information about how the lighthouse operated.
Forming part of the Carnarvon Heritage Precinct you can catch a ride on the Kimberley Steam Locomotive from Carnarvon to the precinct and listen to the excellent audio commentary explaining the history of the port. For the walking enthusiast there is a three kilometre hike which will introduce you to much of the area's stunning wildflowers and wildlife. Descriptive information boards along the way will help you identify the various species.
Whilst in the precinct allow some time to visit the longest jetty in the state's north, One Mile Jetty, and visit the Railway Museum. Carnarvon is a 10 hour drive north of Perth.
- (08) 9948 1208
The current homestead was built in the 1950s. Offers a taste of pastoral life in a bygone era. The centre also provides insight into the Aboriginal history of the area.
- Historical Sites:Farmhouses
Take a walk through the Railway Station Museum and learn about fast shearers and big sheds of the Gascoyne shearing industry in the Shearing Hall of Fame.
- Open Days/times:Tuesday to Sunday 9.00am - 4.00pm
- Museums:Local History
- Historical Sites:Trains
- Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
This museum houses the Kimberley Steam Train, which was brought down from Broome in the 1950’s. It was the last steam train to operate in the North West.
The Shark Bay Discovery Centre has been designed to showcase the significance and history of the Shark Bay region.
- Museums:Natural History,Local History,Maritime
- Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm; Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays
The centre’s informative displays; soundscapes, historical and contemporary film footage, interactive multimedia and objects of rare scientific and historical significance take you on the most amazing journey around Shark Bay and across time, in company and conversation with those who have been part of this extraordinary place.
Entry into the Museum will give you a two day pass. So if you don't get through everything in one day, just keep your receipt and you can return again the next day.
Entrance fee is for a multi day pass: Adults $11, Concessions $8, Children $6 Family Pass $28
Shark Bay is considered to be one of the most significant areas of the world because of our unique ecological systems including the Stromatolites (the oldest living life form) and Shell Beach to the expansive sea grass beds which provide an important food source for the Dugongs and shelter for marine organisms Our Discovery and Visitor Centre showcases a museum exhibition displaying the whole area with its rich history. A visit to the museum will give you an insight into our incredible world heritage area and significant places of interest for you to see during your stay in the Bay.