Geraldton is a vibrant, trendy destination for those who love spending time outdoors. The fourth largest city in WA and the only city on the Coral Coast, Geraldton sits 424 kilometres north of the state capital, Perth. With a friendly, laid-back vibe, a town centre brimming with cafes, restaurants, shops, galleries, and a stunning coastline, Geraldton is a popular holiday spot. It’s a place known for its warm summers with strong breezes, making it attractive to windsurfers and kite surfers. Between July and October, Geraldton’s countryside bursts into bloom, attracting explorers and photographers. A region rich in Indigenous, pioneering, and maritime history, Geraldton features many museums and heritage sites, and its port supports the nearby mining, sheep, wheat, and lucrative fishing industries.
Take an epic road trip like no other along Western Australia’s stunning and diverse coastline. From Broome’s iconic Cable Beach, through the mining hubs of Port Hedland and Karratha to eco cruises on pristine Ningaloo Reef and Monkey Mia. From Kalbarri National Park to the mysterious Pinnacles and onto Perth and intriguing Rottnest Island. WA is filled with adventure, come and see...
Head way out West and discover the beauty of WA’s wildflowers, natural formations and historic attractions. Flights take you in to Perth for 2 night stay with coach touring which includes visits to Geraldton, Dalwallinu, Hyden, Albany, Pemberton, Margaret River and Busselton. Cruise the Donnelly River, marvel at The Pinnacles and Wave Rock, enjoy the delights of Rottnest Island and be mesmerised by dreamtime legends in the Ngilgi Caves.
The city of Geraldton (Jambinu/Jambinbirri) is known for its magnificent ocean views, the beauty of its wildflowers and as an adventure playground for those who love the sun and sea. Locals and visitors flock to the world-class inner-city beaches for swimming, stand-up paddling, surfing or just relaxing and enjoying the refreshing waters or trying (with binoculars) to spot the local sea lions on Seal Rock.
Reliable summer winds have made Geraldton one of the world’s top kiteboarding and windsurfing destinations. Adventure seekers also jump aboard tours for diving or snorkelling off the remotely beautiful, coral-fringed Abrolhos Islands. From July to October the fields of Geraldton erupt with the magnificent colours of native wildflowers bringing visitors from near and far.
Geraldton is a city proud of its Aboriginal, maritime, and Spanish missionary heritage with many significant sites, museums, and displays. The Museum of Geraldton is a great place to learn about the history of this port city and features a shipwreck gallery, intriguing old medical instruments, and a permanent exhibit on Yamatji/Wajarri culture.
In the city itself, Geraldton is a feast for food lovers with cafes and restaurants bringing local produce to the table. It’s become a trendy and diverse seaside city famous for good food, a lively entertainment scene, colourful street art, and a host of festivals.
Take a trip to the seaside city of Geraldton on our next tour through Western Australia.
The original local Aboriginal people of Geraldton were the Amangu but today most identify as Yamatji or Wajarri people. The Yamaji Drive Trail takes you on a 195-kilometre journey to 14 sites of significance to local Aboriginal people living in the Geraldton, Mullewa, and Greenough areas. Yamatji is a style of Aboriginal painting that uses thousands of dots of ochre and colours sourced from the earth to create stories of the Yamatji/Wajarri culture.
Geraldton has its own regional airport, which is located about 10 kilometres east of the city centre. Several domestic airlines offer flights to Geraldton from Perth with a flight duration of approximately one hour.
Geraldton is also well-connected by road and can be reached by car from Perth in around 4-5 hours, depending on the traffic.
The Abrolhos Islands can be reached from Geraldton by booking a boat tour or charter. Several tour operators offer day trips or multi-day excursions, providing opportunities for snorkelling, diving, and exploring the islands' unique ecosystems.
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