Have you visited Geraldton yet on your travels ? Geraldton in Western Australia is about a 5 hour drive up the coast on the Brand highway & about 5 hours south of Carnarvon and is part of the spectacular coastline known as the Batavia Coast. At its heart lies the booming city of Geraldton an excellent base from which to explore the area’s many great attractions.
Make sure you either stay for a while and experience all Geraldton & area has to offer or if time doesn't allow it this time make sure you stop for a short break .
Have a browse through the Tourist information center , have a picnic by the beach , catch up on shopping at one of Geraldton's malls.
There are plenty of fish and chip shops if you like to have lunch or dinner by the beach after a swim.
Otherwise there are a variety of chinese restaurants and other places for dining out to try from.
Kite Surfing in Geraldton
Geraldton Tourist Information Centre
Geraldton provides a smorgasbord of water-based recreational and sporting activities, with special emphasis on yachting, surfing and diving There are many nice beaches nearby to explore and go camping at like Coronation Beach where you can go snorkeling / fishing as well as it being dog friendly.
Horrocks Beach has a recreational jetty which was rebuilt and reopened in 2002 and provides safe and convenient fishing. A pontoon is moored during the warmer months for tourists to use while swimming in the protected bay.
Other snorkeling beaches include Seperation Point
St Georges beach
Southgates beach which is also good for sandboarding and
For surfing beaches there are beaches like Tarcola Beach , Sunset Beach , or Back Beach which is a surf life saving club controlled beach.
Among Geraldton's many attractions are the Western Australian Museum-Geraldton, which houses relics of ships wrecked off the rugged coastline, and the magnificent Memorial to the 645 crew members who were lost when HMAS Sydney II went down on 19 November 1941.
The beautiful St Francis Xavier Cathedral offers guided tours
The Old Gaol is now a museum and craft centre.
The newly redeveloped foreshore offers two children playgrounds, a water park, cafes and barbeque facilities
Fun for Kids
Geraldton Caravan & Camping Show
We are going to check out the awesome stunts and jumps at the 4WD Extreme Show on while there
Also there will be displays from Tyrepower,Turf Club as well as around 40 other exhibitors .
Featuring WA's largest range of boats, caravans, fishing and camping gear, 4WDs and accessories, sail and surf equipment, kayaks, electronics, outboards, jet skis, spas and outdoor furniture, this is your one stop place to plan your next outdoor adventure like ours !
Dates & Times
Saturday 16th April 10am - 6pm
Sunday 17th April 9am - 4pm
Geraldton Turf Club
Eastward Road, Geraldton, WA
Child (5-15 years) $5
Family (2 Adult & 4 Child) $25
Geraldton Caravan Parks
There is a large range of Accommodation available to suit all budgets from the backpacker hostel - Caravan parks as well as a range of hotels , motels
Belair Gardens Caravan Park is located on the beautiful Point Moore Peninsula
Sunset Beach Holiday Park is one of the few remaining caravan parks located right on the beachfront of WA.
Horrocks Beach is located off north west hwy, uniquely based between Kalbarri & Geraldton western Australia.
Tarcoola Beach Caravan Park
Geraldton Caravan Park
This scenic watering hole in Greenough is the ideal picnic location. Giant gums and a rocky gorge surround the pool. Toilet and barbecue facilities are on offer. Camping is $5 per night and limited to three days. Ellendale Pool is about 45km south of Geraldton on Ellendale Road, via Walkaway.
- Ellendale Pool Camp Site
If you are thinking og camping at Ellendale pool for swimming in summer read this first
Kebab Shop Geraldton
If you are from the East and are used to good quality ,tasted hot delicious Kebabs then you won't enjoy the cold steamed soggy Kebabs that are served up at the Kebab shop by the Geraldton Kebab shop ,
Even after I asked mine to be heated up , it was still cold & fell to bit as it was soggy from being steamed . $26 for the worst kebabs ever .
I reccommend fish n chips down ny the beach , Chinese or a subway which I wish we had gone to after that & would have been cheaper.
Worst Kebab in Geraldton
The Abrolhos Islands
The Abrolhos Islands lie about 60 kilometres west of Geraldton, on the Coral Coast of Western Australia in the warm, southward-flowing Leeuwin Current, the marine environment surrounding the Abrolhos is a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life
.Access by charter/fishing/eco boat tours are available from Geraldton to the amazing 122 Abrolhos Islands are also available by boat and plane, offering fascinating views of these unique islands and offering a snorkeling experience to remember.
The Abrolhos Islands
Dongara & Port Denson
I highly reccomend a stay in the twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison in WA( south of Geraldton ) as they have have true coastal village charm, with the Irwin River creating a scenic landmark as it meanders between the two. And along the coast, beautiful beaches provide the ideal setting for sailing, surfing, fishing, windsurfing and swimming .
Port Denison has a lovely relaxed atmosphere in quiet times & we love it .
Dongara has a lovely chinese restaurant where we get takeaway & enjoy it by the beach with a chilled glass of white wine.