GERALDTON – THE ONLY CITY ON AUSTRALIA’S CORAL COAST
Geraldton, a functioning port town, is also the only city on Australia’s coral coast. The ideal place to go from the beach to a cafe, water sports to arts and culture, history to natural wonders, a coastal city with variety.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
Take a few minutes to consider your interests and then take your pick of the things you’d like to see and do:
Water Sports & Beaches – Yes, it’s windy in Geraldton, so it’s the ideal place for kite surfing and wind surfing. The waters and wind also suit wakeboarding, knee boarding, jet skiing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and more. Ultimate Water Sports on the Geraldton Foreshore have a range of equipment for hire so can choose to try the activity that suits you. For a relaxing day, head to the beach for a swim and then drop into one the cafes for a bite to eat.
Geraldton Foreshore – Photo Credit: Australia’s Coral Coast
Abrolhos Islands – although 60km off the coast, the islands are known for the tragic Batavia Story which included mutiny and massacre. They are also a haven for bird and marine life. There are a variety of flight tours to choose from, so you can take your pick from a flyover, a half day or full day tour, add some snorkelling at the islands or combine the Abrolhos Islands with a Pink Lake Flyover. Alternatively, take the “Shipwreck Special” flight if history is your area of interest. Fishing charters around the islands are also available. On the last Sunday of each month the Batavia Longboat Replica sails in from the Museum of Geraldton (weather permitting), you can sail for free (though donations are welcome).