Indian ocean cliffs in Geraldton, Australia
THE COOL KID OF THE CORAL COAST

Cruise to Geraldton, Australia

Nestled on the Coral Coast of Western Australian, Geraldton is fast becoming the Land Down Under's newest trendy spot for beach escapes. A wealth of annual art festivals, a rich culture of public street art and an influx of independent cafes and restaurants contribute to Geraldton's thriving. Head to the city's Foreshore area and explore the Esplanade — the viewing platform here offers 360-degree views of the bay and the city. Learn more about local history at the Museum of Geraldton. Then head out to Back Beach and get your surf on, or check out photogenic Point Moore Lighthouse. Finish your day feasting on sought-after local rock lobster at harborside restaurant.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Australian Dollar (AUD)

Things To Do in Geraldton

Leaning tree by the road near Geraldton, Australia

Geraldton, Australia Leaning Tree

Put It in Drive

Put It in Drive

Learn more about Geraldton's Aboriginal history by following the Yamaji Drive Trail. Fortunately, a lot of the trail is located in Geraldton, so it's great for walking, too. Or head 20 minutes outside the city to Greenough, a historical settlement that's known for its leaning trees along the Brand Highway.

The dome of soul of the HMAS Sydney II Memorial in Geraldton, on hill in the middle of town, Western Australia

Geraldton, Australia Dome of Soul

A Site to Remember

A Site to Remember

Historians call the loss of HMAS Sydney II one of Australia's greatest naval tragedies — the ship disappeared without a trace during World War II. At the center of the calming, contemplative layout overlooking the water is a dome erected on seven pillars representing the states of Australia, and the Wall of Remembrance bears the names of the 645 people who died in the sinking.

A railway jetty in Geraldton, Australia

Geraldton, Australia Railway Jetty

Fun on the Foreshore

Start at the Esplanade's 360-degree viewing platform, then walk along the Foreshore to Town Beach, Yamaji Art Centre, Geraldton Water Park or the Museum of Geraldton, where you see local history and maritime exhibitions.

Boild rock lobster is local cuisine in Geraldton, Australia

Geraldton, Australia Boiled Rock Lobster

Local Cuisine

The Coral Coast is known for its Western rock lobsters, and you can find plenty of spots serving up the local delicacy in Geraldton. Head to the Esplanade for the full rock lobster experience — it's best enjoyed alongside ocean views. Geraldton also has lots of hip eateries serving internationally inspired modern dishes like tea-smoked duck pancakes or pork belly with coconut, ginger and chili.

Australian leather hats made of kangaroo leather and cowhide

Geraldton, Australia Leather Hats

Shopping

Purchase a souvenir from the Aussie Shop, which stocks both Australian and Geraldton souvenirs, including t-shirts, magnets, books and even kangaroo skin hats. Alternatively, you can check out Chimere Pearls — they sell handcrafted jewelry made with pearls sourced from farms on the nearby Abrolhos islands.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Geraldton is one of the world's windsurfing capitals, so dress appropriately for unexpected gusts.
2 Geraldton is a small city, so it's easy to walk from point A to point B.

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