Carnarvon Tramway
  • Length: 3km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Carnarvon 

  • End: Carnarvon

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Closest Town: Carnarvon 

  • Distance from CBD: 904km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -24.88134188

  • Longitude: 113.6166257

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Carnarvon Tramway is a 3km, grade 2 circuit hike, located in Regional Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

The tramway offers a 3 km walking and cycling trail between Olivia Terrace in Carnarvon and the heritage precinct around One Mile Jetty. The railway line has been rebuilt and the trail runs beside the rails.

The tramway is a link the town of Carnarvon and the Jetty.
The Carnarvon Heritage precinct features many relics of the early days of the port. Here you can:
walk the 1.5 km to the end of the jetty or ride out in the small "Coffee Pot" train
Walk the 400 m Gascoyne River Mouth walk following the coast
Visit the railway and lighthouse museums; the railway museum features Kimberley, the last locomotive to work the tramway or climb the water tower lookout.
The tramway features interpretative sign-boards along the trail. It adjoins Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

The One Mile Jetty was built in 1897 to serve the State Ships which carried passengers and freight between Carnarvon and Perth. Before the construction of the North West Coastal Highway, shipping provided the only link between Carnarvon and the outside world. The tramway was built to link the town and the jetty, crossing the mangrove swamps around Babbage and Whitlock Islands. The jetty was engineered by James Price in the late 1800s and was used as a deep sea port until the 1980s. Fire destroyed a section of the jetty in 2007 but it has been restored to its former glory with the help of the National Trust.

1. More information on the Jetty
2. Shire of Carnarvon

About the region

A Wander out Yonder in WA will make you feel like you’ve truly reset, reconnected and had a real holiday. WA is full of adventures waiting to be discovered. Travel further, stay for longer and explore the wonders only WA can offer. Share the water with wild dolphins, or see the gorges of Kalbarri from a new perspective — in WA there's more in store than you could ever see.


Carnarvon to Carnarvon in Regional Western Australia

904km north of Perth

Coarse gravel


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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