Geraldton

Geradlton is an Indian Ocean port, clinging to the western edge of Australia, facing west towards the Abrolhos Islands and Africa.

Geraldton has a blend of the City opportunities with the feel and relaxed pace of a country town.

Understand

Geraldton is an important service and logistics centre for regional mining, fishing, Western Rock Lobster, wheat, sheep and tourism industries. The Geraldton CSIRO facility provides support services to the Square Kilometre Array project located 315 km northeast of Geraldton.

Geraldton is the main port for the Mid West of Western Australia, as well as the main regional centre. It is the last major town along the coast before Port Hedland. It is the mainland departure point for travel to the Houtman Abhrolos islands.

It was historically a junction of narrow gauge railway lines that connected with the wheatbelt, northern mining towns and other inner parts of Western Australia. It is now a junction of broad gauge lines (and planned lines as well) of iron ore trains travelling in from new mines.

Geraldton is a regional centre for tourism in the MidWest region of Western Australia with a variety of activities available to visitors including water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, Stand Up Paddlesurfing, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating and sailing.

The Geraldton Visitor's Centrer in the Bill Sewell Complex, just north of the City centre on Chapman Road can provide additional information.

Get in

There is no current rail passenger service to Geraldton.

By plane

Geraldton airport (GET) is approximately 10km east of Geraldton.

By ship

You could arrive in Geraldton via cargo ship or cruise liner. However that is the rarest mode of entry. Historically Geraldton was a stopping place for coastal steamers that would do the whole coastline of Western Australia.

By car

By bus

TransWA operates a bus service between Perth and Geraldton, Limited local public buses run into and around Geraldton.

Get around

See

There is a lot to see in Geraldton.

Do

Buy


Geraldton is a shopping destination for its hinterland, and many people living inland from Geraldton come into town for their shopping, as a result there are plenty of specialty stores to cater for every budget.

Eat

Great range of restaurants incorporating the multiculturalism of both Geraldton and Australia

Drink

The Freemasons Hotel having been voted best country pub in 2005 is a great watering hole for after work and great meals. Theme nights include Jukebox Saturday Night and Latin American Sundays occur sporadically throughout the year.

Vibe is the only nightclub. $5 entry.

Sleep

From backpackers to 5 star is catered for in Geraldton.


Stay safe

Common sense will keep you out of trouble in Geraldton.

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