The attractions in Geraldton are endless from water based fun to country side charm and elegance! Whether you are visiting in winter, spring, autumn or summer there are always so many things to see and do for your holiday in Geraldton. Geraldton is located on the central coast of Western Australia and is well known for its windsurfing, kite boarding, surfing and water sports and it is also the largest commercial fishing catchment area for the entire region. You can enjoy boating pleasure, sailing delights, scuba diving and snorkelling at its very best and a host of outdoors attractions that the whole family will just love.
There are cafes to sit in, boutiques and shops to browse through, restaurants to dine in, bars to frequent and nightspots for anyone who loves to party. Geraldton has interesting streets, plenty of history and culture, museums, art displays and kids attractions. You can visit the marina where there are plenty cafes, restaurants, bars and shops the line the boardwalk and it is also the starting point of many of the excellent tours that you can do while holidaying Geraldton. From fishing charters, diving and snorkelling expeditions and glass bottom boat rides to the fringing coral gardens.
You can spend some time island hopping around the neighbouring Archipelago Islands that lie just 70km off shore or take a whale watching cruise to see the migrating whales that pass by. For those of you who love nature, wildlife and marine life why not book onto a tour to witness the country’s largest seabird colony or even see sea lions up close and personal. There are nearby shipwrecks to dive and some of Australia’s best coral reefs which are second to none.
More attractions include the HMAS Sydney Memorial which honours the men and women that served onboard as well as the Chapman River that begins at Yuna some 60km from Geraldton and makes its way to the ocean creating a pleasant way to spend an afternoon as you watch the sunset over the horizon. The Ellendale Pool is a great place for the whole family with a wonderful picnic area to enjoy and with golf courses, hiking tracks, bushwalking trails and splendid countryside to experience your days can be filled with so much!
There is swimming all year round, paddle boats to ride with kids, kayaking and canoeing for all ages to take part in as well as the beautiful display of wildflowers the blanket the ground each year between the months of August through to October and is something not to be missed. Why not take a walk to Point Moore Lighthouse or visit one of the many lookouts that dot their position along the coastline that will provide some of the most breath taking scenery you can take in.
During the day or night there are always plenty of attractions to see and do, from fun filled adventure, leisurely attractions and night spots to frequent come nightfall. If you are planning a family vacation with the kids, backpacking stopover, romantic getaway for two or business trip with some important delegates, there is something for everyone and all ages to do when in Geraldton. You can find plenty of Australia’s most sought after attractions right on your doorstep that you can enjoy at anytime of the year.