Top things to do in Monkey Mia & the Central West

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 Art in Geraldton

Yamaji Art

This Aboriginal-owned and operated art gallery is a terrific place to learn about Wajarri, Nyoongar, Badimaya, Wilunyu and other regional art, ranging from traditional to abstract, and to purchase paintings, painted…
Top Choice Beach in Quobba Coast

Gnaraloo Bay

Some 7km north of Gnaraloo Station, past the airstrip, this crescent of white sand is as gorgeous as beaches come. You can snorkel in the cerulean waters, walk around the cape at the south end of the beach if you wi…
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 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 Aboriginal history. The Shipwreck Gallery documents the tragic story of the Batavia, while 3D video footage…
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 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 Waiting Woman, the…
Top Choice Cafe in Denham

Oceans Restaurant

Overlooking aquamarine waters at Ocean Park, breakfast is served here until 11am, and you can partner craft beer and award-winning wines the the freshest seafood in Shark Bay (such as seared lemon pepper calamari an…
Top Choice Australian in Geraldton

Beached Barrel

Love doughnuts? Love burgers? This beachfront shack combines the two in a genius move by using doughnuts instead of buns – from their lunchtime Angus Beef 'Cheesenut' to the Dirty Dawg, smothered in barbecue beans, …
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…