Overview

Soak up Geraldton’s stunning seascapes, and enjoy exhilarating outdoor adventures amid the beauty of the remote Abrolhos Islands. Proudly displaying its rich maritime and Aboriginal heritage at every turn, Geraldton is a lively coastal city inviting adventure seekers, fishing fanatics and food lovers alike to explore its myriad attractions.

From kitesurfing to snorkelling, you can create an activity-packed itinerary in Geraldton, a five-hour drive or a one-hour flight north from Perth. Kickstart your explorations by boarding a diving or snorkelling charter to the Abrolhos Islands, or enjoy an aerial view of these idyllic coral-fringed islands during a scenic flight.

Situated just 60 kilometres off the coastline, the Abrolhos Islands are a unique marine environment serving up plenty of opportunities to get up close to the local wildlife. It’s also a top-ranked fishing spot famed for its rock lobster and a bird-watching paradise.

Geraldton's countryside bursts into bloom between July and October, so step away from the coast’s world-class beaches and discover wildflower meadows erupting with pink, white and yellow everlastings.

Wearing its Aboriginal, maritime and Spanish missionary history firmly on its sleeve, Geraldton bursts with cultural attractions. Get acquainted with its rich past by paying a visit to the Museum of Geraldton for stories of shipwrecks, gaze up at the awe-inspiring architecture of St Francis Xavier Cathedral, and embark on the Yamaji Drive Trail, which connects a number of intriguing heritage sites.

Having worked up an appetite, Geraldton’s buzzing food and drink scene awaits. From early-morning coffee to evening cocktails, local produce shines on restaurant and cafe menus across the city.