Route suggestion: Perth to Geraldton
Distance: 415-432 km
Estimated time driving: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Geraldton, Western Australia, Just 4 hours North from Perth
If you’ve landed in Perth, Western Australia then you’re probably aware of the seemingly endless coastline that flanks Australia’s largest state. If you’re planning on exploring WA a popular break from Perth is a weekend away in town of Geraldton.
The Key Areas of interest in Geraldton region is the Abrolhos Islands
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.
Known for the tragic Batavia Story, the islands are also recognised for cray fishing, pearls, bird and marine life. The islands and their surrounding reef communities are a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life, forming one of the State’s unique marine areas.
Where are the best beaches in Geraldton?
Geraldton is home to some of Australia’s most unique beaches and unlike many others, you’ll find a relaxed vibe and absolutely pristine waters and beaches that are perfect for a relaxing day sun bathing, chilling with friends or getting stuck in to some adventurous water sports. While on your trip to this stunning region of WA we would recommend a stop off at some of the following beaches.
- Champion Beach
- Coronation Beach
- Drummond Cove
- Drummonds Point
- Flat Rocks
- Front Beach
- Greenough Rivermouth
- Glenfield Beach
- Greys Beach
- Pages Beach
- Point Moore
- Separation Point
- Southgates Beach
- St Georges Beach
- Sunset Beach
- Tarcoola Beach
Local Beach Activities in Geraldton
For those of you who want to indulge in possibly the most Aussie pastime of surfing whilst visiting Western Australia, Geraldton should be on your travel bucket list. Boasting some of the best surf in the world as the Indian Ocean crashes on its shores you’re in for a treat.
Here’s a few recommended activity companies that we sourced from the good people at visitgeraldton.com.au
A GlassyDay Surf Coaching
Batavia Coast Dive and Watersports
Midwest Surf School
From top to toe Western Australia is world renowned for its stunning coastline and fantastic surf. Whether you’re there already or planning a trip to the stunning state there’s so much to see and do that you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Travelling to Geraldton from Perth or Broome
Geraldton is just one of the many towns that Integrity Coach Lines stops at, so why not head north from Perth and spend a few days surfing and seeing the sites of this coastal town. Whilst visiting ‘Gero’ as it’s known to the locals as you can also windsurf or snorkel and dive. In fact for those of you who do like to plunge below the water’s surface you can see bream, mulloway, flathead, tailor and herring.
If you’re looking for an affordable way to travel up and down WA’s coastline then we suggest taking advantage of a company such as Integrity Coach Lines which offer a hop-on-hop-off pass so you can travel at your own pace and spend as much time as you like in each destination.
From Geraldton you are also able to visit the stunning Albrohos Islands where you can see the local wildlife including Tamar wallabies and a variety of seabirds and reptiles.
Finding accommodation in Geraldton
If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Geraldton then Integrity Coach Lines suggest the Foreshore Backpackers as a great place to stop at for a few nights in between exploring!
We have also found a few recommended great sources on sites such as booking.com, trip advisor and trivago.com
Follow these links to the best online searches for accommodation in Geraldton
Trip Advisor – Best Accommodation in Geraldton
Booking.com – 10 Best Hotels in Geraldton
Google.com – Accommodation in Geraldton
View the latest events in Geraldton
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Perth to Geraldton Tour Deals
Integrity Coachlines hop-on-hop-off passes start from $265.
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