When you think of sunshine, kilometres of stunning coastline,
tropical fruits and fresh seafood where do you picture? You should be
dreaming of the Gascoyne, one of WA’s most abundant food-producing
WA’s Signature Dish competition the Gascoyne dazzled with home cooks
harnessing the best of their local delicacies, but it was Paul Kelly’s
‘Gascoyne Seafood Tasting Plate' that proved the winning combination for
Gascoyne is 900km north of Perth incorporating the towns of Carnarvon,
Exmouth, Shark Bay, Coral Bay and Gascoyne Junction and is famous for
its bananas, papaya, starfruit, mangoes, stone fruit, tomatoes, fish,
prawns, scallops, oysters and crabs, to name a few.
600km of Indian Ocean coastline this region prides itself on its
seafood industry but also its fresh tropical fruits and other fruits and
vegetables grown along the Gascoyne River.
In 2009 the
Gascoyne Food Council was formed, with government assistance, to help
bring awareness to the region and its superior produce and in doing so
encourage consumers to pay premium prices for their quality products.