Geraldton, a port city in Western Australia, offers a plethora of activities for water and land lovers. Warships Sydney and German opponent Kormoran destroyed each other near Shark Bay during World War II and has been the subject of many diving enthusiasts in recent years. The flat water conditions caused by gentler swells along Coronation Beach encourages wind and wave surfing.
The Mediterranean climate, cultural diversity and horse racing are added features which make Geraldton a great place to caravan. While at Geraldton see “The Man and the Sea Saw,” now showing at the Queens Park Theatre and the art exhibitions in the four galleries of the Geraldton-Greenough Regional Art Gallery. Indigenous culture is on display at Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Aboriginal Corporation, Irra Wangga Language Centre, Gunnadoo Farm and Yamaji Arts Centre.
Caravan parks in Geraldton offer services to make roughing it not so rough. Whether looking for an overnight or extended stay, caravan parks have pitches for tent camping, caravan parking, and cabins with limited facilities. Most pitches include AC power connection plus fresh water and sewer connections, while others include TV, telephone and Wi-Fi connectivity, too. Some caravan parks also include picnic areas, bathhouses, laundry facilities, swimming pool and hot tub, as well as convenience stores, bars and restaurants.
Caravans, also known as recreational vehicles (RVs) are vehicles equipped with living quarters for camping while travelling. Caravans originated as providing shelter for thespians, circus performers, knife sharpeners and groomsmen as they travelled from city to city seeking a market for their skills. From the 1920s to 1960s, maintenance crews of the Australian railway used caravans as on-site living accommodations instead of tents. The first motorized caravan in Australia was built in 1929 and is now on display at the Goolwa Museum.