About Greater Geraldton
Located 424 kilometres north of Perth with a thriving population of over 40,000 – Greater Geraldton has been named one of Australia’s regional capitals. The City boasts a prosperous economy and a number of industries including mining, fishing, manufacturing, construction, retail and tourism.
As one of Western Australia’s top places to live, work, study or invest, Geraldton is the capital of the Mid West region.
With the best of coastal and rural living, Greater Geraldton has stunning weather all-year round. With mild winters, balmy autumn evenings, summers cooled by regular sea breezes and spring bursting with stunning wildflowers, you can enjoy all that Geraldton has to offer no matter what time of the year.
Geraldton’s coastline is a huge tourist attraction and it has a beautiful Foreshore to match. Other attractions include the iconic lighthouse, the HMAS Sydney Memorial and the Houtman Abrolhos Islands which are located 80km off the coast of Geraldton.
Greater Geraldton is also home to a number of private and public schools from K-12 as well as the opportunity for higher education studies with the Geraldton University Centre, Durack Institute of Technology and the Batavia Coast Marine Institute.
The City has a rich long-spanning heritage with much of that still preserved throughout the City.
Greater Geraldton also incorporates the town of Mullewa which lies 98kms north east of the city and the Greenough settlement located 24kms south of Geraldton on the Brand Highway.
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.
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.