Things to See and Do
Near Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
The list of Geraldton attractions provides heaps of inspiration for things to do in Geraldton, from world-class windsurfing spots at Geraldton beaches to the pristine Abrolhos Islands. This being a region rich in Indigenous, maritime and pioneering history, there are plenty of insights to be found at numerous heritage sites and museums.
Featured Things to See and Do
Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.
H.M.A.S Sydney Memorial
HMAS Sydney was the pride of the Royal Australian Navy, a floating fortress that was 7198 tons of steel. At about 5pm on Wednesday 19th November 1941, while returning from a troopship escort to the Sunda Straits, she encountered a nondescript freighter off the cost near Shark Bay. Within hours, Australia's naval pride was gone and 67 years of systery began. Visit the memorial site to the 645 men who vanished with their ship.
West Australian Museum, Geraldton
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Western Australian Museum — Geraldton celebrates the rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region
Separation Point Lookout
Spectacular panoramic views of the picturesque coastal town of Geraldton can be seen from Separation Point Lookout. Watch windsurfers gliding the idyllic waters with the greatest of ease and boats heading out to the Abrolhos Islands. Surfers may also like to take advantage of the popular surf break at Separation Point.
Point Moore Lighthouse
The red and white candy stripes of Point Moore Lighthouse are a spectacular sight that stands out proudly amidst the Geraldton landscape. Standing 34 metres high it was the first all steel tower built on the mainland of Australia, back in 1878. With its bold colours, the lighthouse has become an icon of the port town of Geraldton.
Ellendale Pool is a stunning water hole naturally formed along the picturesque Greenough River. Located near the historic town of Greenough, it is surrounded by magnificent Gum trees and a rocky gorge. Stop for a picnic and take a dip in the refreshing water then sit back and soak up the striking beauty Mother Nature has to offer.
Yamaji Drive Trail
The Yamaji Drive Trail map of Geraldton in Western Australia includes 14 indigenous sites that can be visited, all with interpretative signage. Sites include the Warglu Trail, Bootenal Spring, Ellendale Pool, Butterabby Graves, Woolya Reserve and Mass Rock
Batavia Longboat Replica
The Longboat sails most Sundays(except winter) from in front of the WA Museum – Geraldton, weather permitting. Sailing is free (donations are welcome) children must be over the age of six and accompanied by an adult.
122 islands make up the pristine Houtman Abrolhos Islands. An archipelago with crystal blue waters and an abundance of sea life make a visit to the Islands a must for all visitors to Geraldton. Located approximately 60km off the Geraldton coast, the Islands comprise three major island groups, the Wallabi, Easter and Pelsaert Groups stretching from north to south across 100 kilometres of ocean
from 01 July, 2017 to 30 September, 2017
There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in WA, making it the world’s largest collection of wildflowers, 60% of Western Australian wildflowers are found nowhere else on Earth.