Cathedral of St Francis Xavier Church

Church in Geraldton

Geraldton's cathedral, built between 1916 and 1938, is arguably the finest example of the architectural achievements of the multi-skilled Monsignor John Hawes. The cathedral's striking features include imposing twin towers with arched openings, a central dome, Romanesque columns and boldly striped walls.

The cathedral is generally open for visitors from about 8am (after Mass at 7am) until 5pm (6pm on weekends, before a 6pm Mass). Tours are held at 10am Monday and Friday, and 4pm Wednesday.

Next door is a cafe and a new museum dedicated to Monsignor Hawes (suggested donation $5).