When visiting Carnarvon, take a drive along the scenic North and South River Roads, known as “The Fruit Loop”. The Drive will take you past working plantations – some of which run roadside stalls or shop fronts where you can purchase a wide range of preserves, dried fruits and ice-creams made fresh from seasonal fruit and vegetables.
South River Road is also home to "The Cactus Farm" which is quickly becoming #InstaFamous. Yup, that's right. In the middle of Carnarvon's sub-tropical oasis is a cactus farm. Why it’s there? We don’t actually know but they have been there for YEARS! Someone took a picture and put on Instagram and now every single person comes to Carnarvon Visitor Centre asking for directions.
🌵 It's every cactus-lovers dream! 🌵 This may look like a scene from the Nevada Desert, but it's actually in Carnarvon. These catci are found at the Carnarvon Plantation in an area we call the Fruit Loops. These plantations utilise more than 1,000 hectares of cultivated land on fertile river delta flats. The diversity of the produce available in the area is substantial, including a range of tropical fruits such as bananas 🍌, mangoes 🥭 and paw paws, citrus 🍋 and stone fruit, grapes 🍇, avocados 🥑 and star fruit as well as varieties of melons. From May to October, visit local growers who sell their produce at the public Saturday morning markets. 🚘 Photo @aleciapolizzi
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So now you know, make sure to stop by and post it on the 'gram.