Geraldton lies on the mid-west coast of Western Australia, 424km north of Perth. The fourth largest city in Western Australia, Geraldton is home to over 36,000 people.
Situated on Champion Bay, a spectacular piece of coastline known as the Batavia Coast, Geraldton offers a plethora of attractions both on land and in sea.
The region is known for its amazing kite surfing, fishing, diving, swimming and is world renowned for windsurfing. A day trip to the Abrolhos Islands is also a must with boast trips departing Geraldton and travelling the 60km offshore. The 122 islands are clustered into three main groups and are a haven for breeding-seabirds, sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales.
Geraldton also offers the perfect base for self-drive tours especially during wildflower season when the region becomes a blanket of colour from July to November.
The Leaning Trees on the Greenough Flats are an amazing sight with the Red River Gums lying completely horizontal due to prevailing southerly winds over the years.
For some education visit the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton which houses the four major shipwrecks from the region and discover ancient landforms, Yamaji history and culture, and the region's natural landscapes and marine environment.
** Image courtesy of the City of Geraldton-Greenough**