About Greater Geraldton

In Geraldton it is all about the lifestyle! It’s what brings people to Geraldton and what makes them stay. With a beautiful Mediterranean climate, the sun shines almost all the time. In winter the temperature averages around 20C and 33C in summer. It makes for the perfect beach lifestyle and Geraldton’s stunning coastline attracts people from all over the world. Whether it is water sports, a spot of fishing, saying hello to our friendly Sea Lions or just to relax – our beaches are world-class.

In addition to the spectacular turquoise water and white sandy beaches, Geraldton has a booming café and restaurant scene. Marine Terrace’s West End has cemented itself as a go-to for locals and visitors alike with the popular strip featuring great coffee, food and retail. Not to mention Geraldton’s array of cuisine and dining options which feature local produce.

Alongside Geraldton’s many food choices are the retail options. With extended trading hours, Geraldton has a large range of shopping options from many local stores and boutique brands to larger nation-wide franchises.

While Geraldton is classed as a “regional city”, we have an amazing cosmopolitan lifestyle with an array of modern bars and nightlife to match.

You will never be short of anything to do with an ever-growing events and entertainment scene. With everything from live music, theatre, comedy, dance, Fringe Festivals, Geraldton is cementing itself as a leader in entertainment in WA. In addition, to add to that, our arts and culture scene has it all. From galleries, history, street art and a lot more!

Not just our beaches and stunning Foreshore, but we are home to the magnificent HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Western Australian Museum, the Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral, Seal Rock, live lobster factory, the Point Moore Lighthouse and the phenomenal Houtman Abrolhos Islands located just off the Geraldton coast.

A total of 122 islands make up the pristine Houtman Abrolhos Islands located just 60km off the Geraldton coast. They are accessible via aircraft and boat. Diving, fishing, snorkelling, photography and bird watching - the Abrolhos Islands are truly spectacular.

We are also a central hub for people to explore the attractions of the wider Midwest region including the Mullewa Wildflowers, the amazing Kalbarri Gorges and Skywalk, the Pink Lakes and the array of beaches up and down the coast. Many base themselves in Geraldton to explore the wonders of the Coral Coast, as we know – there’s so much to discover!

@ThomasTribe

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Mullewa

Mullewa is a small town with a population of approximately 600 people located 98 kilometres east-northeast of Geraldton. Agriculture is Mullewa’s largest industry with wheat, wool, beef and lamb as it main products. Mullewa is well known for an abundance of wildflowers in spring and it is one of the few places in the world that the wreath flower grows.

Mullewa boasts a number of religious buildings designed by the famous Western Australian architect-priest Monsignor John Hawes, including the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Holy Apostles St Peter and St Paul and the Priest House (now known as the Monsignor Hawes Priesthouse Museum).

The Mullewa District comes alive in late winter and spring each year, when dramatic displays of wildflowers brighten the bushland and road verges. Amongst the many varieties of wildflowers are the famous wreath flower as well as the pink, white and yellow everlastings, and the pom-pom everlastings.

You can view wildflowers within the town site along the Mullewa Bush Trail and the Wildflower Walk. For more information contact the Geraldton Visitor Centre or Mullewa Community Resource Centre.

Mullewa - Serena Schwetnscho

Greenough

Greenough is a historical town located 24 kilometres south of Geraldton on the Brand Highway.

Central Greenough Historic Settlement

The buildings of Central Greenough constructed between 1863 and 1913, are now conserved by the National Trust of Australia (WA). They provide a rare insight into the early settlement of agricultural lands. Entry to the historic settlement is through the former Greenough store (Wainwrights), then on through to the modern Cafe & Visitor Centre. Stroll through the settlement at your leisure using the brochure as your guide. Take an hour or take a day the buildings are open for you to explore and enjoy. Open every day from 9am to 4pm. November, December and February and Public Holiday's open 10am to 4pm. Plenty of parking for all types of vehicles. Location: Cnr Brand Hwy and McCartney Road, Greenough.

The Leaning Trees

Buffeted by prevailing southerly winds, the leaning trees of Greenough (Eucalyptus Camaldulensis or Red River gum) have become a popular icon for travellers. It is only on the windswept Greenough Flats that the trees develop their distinctive leaning shape. You can view and photograph the unusually structured trees from the Brand Highway on the Greenough Flats. A purpose built parking area located 21km south of Geraldton is provided for the travellers to take photographs.

Lucky Berdida - Leaning Tree

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