Surf enthusiasts are drawn here on the promise of consistent summer winds and perfect waves; history buffs visit to view the museums and drive trails, and the watery graves of notorious shipwrecks.
Geraldton’s stunning foreshore redevelopment offers alfresco cafes – some serving said lobster – with gorgeous ocean views, while nearby Town Beach is ideal for a relaxing picnic. Geraldton’s burgeoning arts scene has become another highlight, with galleries, street art and unique boutiques topping off a cosmopolitan coastal destination that rivals any holiday spot on the planet.
- Take in the views at the HMAS Sydney II memorial on Mount Scott, and honour the 645 crew who perished in 1941.
- Take a scenic flight or boat ride to the Abrolhos Islands.
- Go diving off the islands to explore shipwrecks and view marine life.
- Visit the National Trust treasure that is Central Greenough Historic Settlement.
- Stroll along the Hampton Road Heritage Walk, or visit the Oakabella Homestead in historic Northampton – it’s thought to be WA’s most haunted house.
- Head to Seal Lookout and walk out onto the point to see the seals lounging on the rocks.
- Peruse Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, then see Aboriginal art works at Yamaji and Latitude Galleries.
- Buy your loved one an Abrolhos Pearl from one of the many jewellery stores.
- ONLY IN WA Count the stripes on the Point Moore Lighthouse – the tallest metal lighthouse in Australia.
- Marvel at Monsignor Hawes’ architectural masterpiece, the St Francis Xavier Cathedral, with its orange and white patterned interior, before visiting the Monsignor Hawes trail and museum in Mullewa.