Whether you live in Australia, or are just visiting, there is one Western Australian city that you just have to visit someday. Geraldton is a port city smack dab in the middle of the western coastline of Australia, just over 400 kilometers north of Perth. It’s one of the most visited cities along the western coastline, mostly by vacationers looking for some well-deserved R&R.
Geraldton looks over and out into the Indian Ocean, and provides numerous entertainment, activities, things to do and see, and of course, to eat in all of Western Australia. Geraldton is the second largest city in the state, and while it has its share of hustle and bustle, is also one of the most interesting travel destinations you can imagine. Geraldton is home to numerous attractions, tours and other functions for visitors that will keep you and your family busy for days. Both indoor and outdoor activities are plentiful, and due to its location, extremely accessible by plane, ship, car, or bus.
There’s plenty to see in Geraldton, including miles of gorgeous beaches, the Maritime Museum, the Marine Terrace markets (held on the first and last Sundays of every month) and the HMAS Sydney Memorial. If you’re looking for action, check out the variety of skating parts throughout the city, as well as the Aquarena, which offers a giant water slide. Go surfing at Back Beach, or visit a surfing school that focuses on teaching groups to surf, and also offers camping on the beach.
When it comes to accommodations, Geraldton has a wide range of options, from camping to five-star hotel accommodations. Three of the most popular include the Comfort Inn Geraldton, rated 3.5 stars with 40 rooms, or the Mantra Geraldton, located at the tip of Champion Bay Marina. The Mantra accommodates twenty-four 1, 2, or 3-bedroom apartments. The All Seasons Geraldton provides 60 rooms, a cocktail bar, an in-hotel restaurant and a pool.
Campgrounds are plentiful for those who would rather sleep under the stars. Beach camping is also an adventure that you’ll never forget. Whether you’re traveling by yourself, that special partner, or your family, there is something in Geraldton for every taste, passion, and interest. If you want to see enough to keep things interesting, but not so busy that you’ll feel stressed, Geraldton is the perfect vacation destination that offers the amenities and comfort your looking for, and the perfect atmosphere for that restful vacation you’ve looked forward to.