Backed by the Moresby Ranges on the beautiful Batavia Coast, Geraldton overlooks the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s a hotspot for water sports, including surfing, diving and fishing, as well as being home to a picturesque marina and an array of cultural attractions.
Things to do in Geraldton
Visit the Museum of Geraldton to learn about the Indigenous Yamari culture of the region and discover the impact of European settlement. The museum also features the Shipwrecks Gallery with a fascinating 3D film exploring the wrecks of Sydney II and Kormoran.
See the red and white-striped Point Moore Lighthouse, the first steel tower to be constructed on mainland Australia back in 1878. Discover its heritage as you wander around the base of this iconic Geraldton landmark, with spectacular views of the ocean.
Geraldton has earned the title of Australia’s windsurfing capital, with consistent winds that make for ideal conditions. Take a lesson with one of the town’s local experts or hone your skills with a range of windsurfing and kitesurfing equipment for hire.
Take a day trip to the beautiful Abrolhos Islands, an archipelago of 122 islands that lie just to the west of Geraldton. It’s a meeting point for tropical and temperate marine species that can be seen while snorkelling and scuba diving, and boasts historic shipwrecks and large colonies of breeding seabirds to explore.
Getting around Geraldton
Geraldton Airport is the main gateway to the town and has regular flights to Perth. You can also make the six-hour train ride from the Perth to Geraldton, while the town centre is compact enough to explore on foot or by bicycle.