Top things to do

Top Choice Waterfront in Geraldton

Foreshore

Geraldton's foreshore is a great example of waterfront redevelopment: loads of beach space and grassy spots, walking paths, picnic shelters, free barbecues, playgrounds (including a water-play park), cafes and event…
Top Choice Bay in Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia Marine Reserve

It's hard not to smile as Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins start arriving for a breakfast snack. Note that during feedings, visitors are restricted to the edge of the water, and only a lucky few people per session a…
Top Choice Marine Reserve in Shark Bay Road

Hamelin Pool

Twenty-nine kilometres along Shark Bay Rd from the Overlander Roadhouse is the turn-off for Hamelin Pool, a marine reserve with the world's best-known colony of stromatolites. These coral-like formations consist of …
Top Choice Aquarium in Denham

Ocean Park

On a spectacular headland 8km south of Denham, this family-friendly attraction features an artificial lagoon where you can observe shark feedings, plus tanks filled with turtles, stingrays and fish (many of them bei…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Monkey Mia

Boughshed

The setting is fabulous, the views are grand (and the visiting birdlife is prolific – don't leave your food unattended!). The Boughshed has a fresh, stylish interior and plenty of areas in which to nurse a coffee or…
Top Choice Museum in Geraldton

Western Australian Museum – Geraldton

At one of the state's best museums, intelligent multimedia displays relate the area's natural, cultural and Indigenous history. The Shipwreck Gallery documents the tragic story of the Batavia, while 3D video footage…
Top Choice Cafe in Geraldton

Saltdish

The hippest cafe in town serves innovative, contemporary brekkies, light lunches and industrial-strength coffee, plus homebaked sweet treats. The menu is an ode to local produce and accomplished cooking, from Exmout…
Top Choice Monument in Geraldton

HMAS Sydney II Memorial

Commanding the hill overlooking Geraldton is this moving, multifaceted memorial commemorating the 1941 loss of the Sydney and its 645 men after a skirmish with the German raider Kormoran. Note the cupola over the pi…
Top Choice Landmark in Carnarvon

One Mile Jetty

Built in 1897 and stretching 1493m, this rickety landmark offers great fishing and views, especially at sunset. Walk or take the quirky Coffee Pot Train to the end. There's an honesty box for payment (or pay at the …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Geraldton

The Provincial

Stencil art adorns this cool little taste of the city, an atmospheric bar serving up tasty share plates, wood-fired pizzas and more. It's a loungey spot with smooth tunes, outdoor courtyard, cocktail specials, and l…