The OTC Dish Base on Brown's Range, Carnarvon, was the site of Australia's first earth station for satellite tracking and communications, and one of just eight in the world.
Established in 1966 by OTC (Australia), the station was involved in the Gemini and Apollo space missions, and played a role intercepting Halley’s Comet.
It also was the station through which Australia saw their first satellite TV program - an exchange between Carnarvon and London - the show being "Down Under Comes Up Live."
Today it's closed but a drive around the base offers views of the town and plantations.
The 45 well appointed air conditioned rooms and guest facilities at Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon are set in attractive grounds on the banks of the Gascoyne River. more
The OTC Dish Base on Brown's Range, Carnarvon, was the site of Australia's first earth station for satellite tracking and communications, and one of just eight in the world. more
The Blowholes are located 75 kilometres north of Carnarvon. This natural wonder is a ‘must see’ for all those travelling Australia’s Coral Coast. Amongst the rugged coastline is an amalgamation of rocks with a series of narrow holes. The powerful ocean swells force the surf up and through the narrow holes creating an awe inspiring image. The water pressure is that of a high pressure jet; shooting airborne of up to 20 metres, a spectacular sight. more
Browse and buy photos from the Ningaloo Reef, Coast and Gascoyne Outback via this online gallery. more
Carnarvon has a great sunny climate (due to it's location near the Tropic of Capricorn) that is ideal for fruit plantations and relaxing holidays. Situated 902km north of Perth, Carnarvon has a population of 6,901. more
'A Thrill A Minute - The Sky Is The Limit!' Take time out to encounter the beauty and charm of this lovely region. more
Grab a tast of sun, salt and speed with Kitemix kiteboarding! more