Relax, play and discover the Abrolhos Islands from Geraldton - a modern city on Western Australia’s incredible Coral Coast.
It may be best known for its thriving fishing industry and deep water port, but this is a region blessed with sandy beaches, sunny days and magnificent islands right on its doorstep.
It’s also the home to museums and galleries, watersports, events and a fascinating history just waiting to be discovered.
Whether you’re in town for a day or staying a while - here are some of the best events, activities and sights you won’t want to miss during your stay.
- Enjoy music, comedy and theatre at FuntaviaOpens external site in a new window - Geraldton’s own fringe world festival held over three days in February.
- Explore the Abrolhos IslandsOpens external site in a new window with a scenic flight or multi-day cruise through the 122 island archipelago - mingle with dolphins, sea lions and hundreds of species of birds as you go.
- Book a kitesurfing or windsurfing lesson and harness the famous summer coastal winds.
- Join the festivities for Wind on Water (WOWOpens external site in a new window) - an annual event held in April with water sports and concerts on the Geraldton foreshore.
- Take a drive to the holiday village of Port Gregory and marvel at the colourful hue of Pink Lake - or take a scenic flight and witness the wonder from the sky.
Geraldton is a well-equipped city full of interesting activities and surrounded by stunning beaches - but why not venture out a little further and discover the Abrolhos Islands, Greenough or Kalbarri National Parks.
Geraldton is a coastal playground with a busy marina, great beaches and consistent summer winds that make it a mecca for windsurfers and kitesurfers.
The Point Moore LighthouseOpens external site in a new window is an icon of the city and a great place to stop and take in the magnificent ocean view while learning some of the region’s history.
You can spend the best part of a day enjoying the water at Back Beach, Sunset Beach or the redeveloped waterfront. Take a walk along the esplanade, explore the shops and cafes or take a picnic and claim a plot of grass in the parkland while you lap up that West Australian sunshine.
Catch a sunset at the striking HMAS Sydney II Memorial before choosing from the many restaurants, pubs and bars in town for dinner.
This group of 122 rugged islands sits around 60 kilometres off the coast of Geraldton, and it’s a haven for fishermen and scuba divers.
The remarkably undeveloped archipelago is home to a diverse marine and bird population and the southernmost coral reef in the world.
Book a scenic flight over, or join a 3-9 day charter tour to truly explore this pristine archipelago. Bird watch on Wooded Island, explore coral bommies in Morley Island, meet the sea lions and dolphins at Leo island, or snorkel Anemone Hole - one of the ten best dive sites in Australia.
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Geraldton has been given the nickname ‘Sun City’ for a reason. In summer the average minimum temperature is 17°C and the average high is 32°C. In winter the average maximum temperature is 22°C and the average low is 12°C. Most rainfall occurs in the winter months.
From the airport
Geraldton Airport is situated approximately 10 kilometres east of the centre. Taxis are available from the terminal.
In and around the city
Geraldton Associated TaxisOpens external site in a new window and Geraldton Greenough TaxisOpens external site in a new window service the city. A public bus line operates in and around town, find more details and timetables here. A car is the best way to explore the wider region, or book a tour with one of the many local providers.
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