Welcome to Monkey Mia & the Central West


Further south, the gorges of Kalbarri invite adventurers to explore their depths, while wildflowers carpet the plains, and ospreys wheel away from battered Indian Ocean cliffs as humpback whales migrate south.

Veggies are ripening in Carnarvon as anglers and boardriders check the tides, and windsurfers are waiting for the 'Doctor' (strong afternoon sea breeze) to blow. In Geraldton, cool cafes, weekend markets and an excellent museum combine with Indian Ocean views along the city's wonderfully revamped foreshore.


Top experiences in Monkey Mia & the Central West

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Monkey Mia & the Central West activities

$253.54 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Abrolhos Islands Shipwreck Air and Land Tour from Geraldton

Before your departure, meet your pilot who will give you a talk on the Abrolhos Islands including the history and information on the fishing industry as it is today.Depart Geraldton just after 9am, overflying the beautiful city and track for an extended scenic overfly of the three main groups of the Abrolhos Islands - The Pelseart, Easter and Wallabi groups. En route your pilots will point out the pearl farms, the historic church on Basile Island, the brightly colored fisherman's camps, marine life including sharks, manta rays, dolphins and migratory whales(in season) and some of the shipwrecks - The Zeewijk(1727) and the famous Batavia (1629). You will also overfly Webbie Hayes' fort, the oldest European building in Australia. After landing at East Wallabi Island it's a short stroll to the picturesque Turtle Bay where you will have morning tea. Your pilot will then take you snorkeling; this environmental measure ensures that you see the best of the marine life and coral reefs but also safeguards the fragile seagrasses and coral. After enjoying lunch you will be taken on a guided nature walk with bird watching and wallaby spotting. Your pilot guide will ensure you see all the points of interest including the osprey's nest, sea eagle's nest and the feeding platform, lizards, crabs and spiders. Returning to the beach there is time for another swim or beach combing or just relaxing before heading back to the fixed-wing aircraft. On departure you will see Long Island (where the Batavia Mutineers were hanged), Beacon Island where many of the mutineers' victims were buried and the Batavia wreck site overflying the Geelvink channel before returning to Geraldton.

$228.19 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Half-Day Abrolhos Islands Shipwreck Air and Land Tour from Geraldton

This half-day tour of the Abrolhos Islands departs from Geraldton Airport at 9am or 1pm daily and returns approximately 4-hours later. The beautiful aerial scenic flight includes overflying the fascinating islands in the Pelsaert Group, the Easter Group and the Wallabi Group. You will see beautiful coral, marine life and fishermen's camps and pearl farms, and the historical Weibbe Hayes' Fort - which is the first European building on Australian soil - before landing at East Wallabi Island. You will walk down to the beautiful Turtle Bay and enjoy morning or afternoon tea. You then have the choice of snorkeling over the coral in Turtle Bay, or taking a guided nature walk, which includes bird watching and wallabi spotting. Travel over Long Island, Beacon Island and the Batavia Wreck Site before landing back in Geraldton.Lunch is not included.

$202.83 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Abrolhos Islands Fixed-Wing Scenic Flight from Geraldton

Before departure, your pilot will provided you with a detailed talk on the Abrolhos Islands including the history and information on the fishing industry as it is today.Depart Geraldton, overflying the beautiful city and track for an extended scenic overfly of the three main groups of the Abrolhos Islands - The Pelseart, Easter and Wallabi groups. En route your pilot will point out the pearl farms, the historic church on Basile Island, the brightly colored fisherman camps, marine life including sharks, manta rays, dolphins and migratory whales(in season) and some of the shipwrecks for example - The Zeewijk(1727) and the famous Batavia (1629). You will also overfly Webbie Hayes' fort, the oldest European building in Australia.There is the option to include a 30-minute stop at East Wallabi Island and a morning or afternoon tea, please ensure you prebook this option if interested.On your return to Geraldton, you will view the Batavia's shipwreck site, and your pilot will fly overhead Beacon and Traitors Islands.

$166.61 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

70-minute Pink Lake and Port Gregory Scenic Flight From Gerald

Taking off from Geraldton, you will fly direct to Port Gregory - the historic fishing village which back in the 1850's was once a busy port for the export of lead and the site of a whaling station. 30-minutes into your scenic flight, you will reach the Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon). Complete 2 turns over the Pink Lake which will take approximately 8-minutes. You will see the Hutt Lagoon or the "pink lake", and your pilot will explain how the lake produces beta carotene, a lucrative aquaculture crop estimated to be worth more than $50-Million AUD a year worldwide. Once you have completed your 2 laps of the lake, your pilot will return you back to Geraldton.

$434.64 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Kalbarri, Pink Lake and Abrolhos Islands Air and Land Tour from Geraldton

Taking off from Geraldton, you will fly direct to Port Gregory - the historic fishing village which back in the 1850's was once was a busy port for the export of lead and the site of a whaling station. You will see the Hutt Lagoon or the "pink lake" which produces beta carotene, a lucrative aquaculture crop estimated to be worth more than $50-million a year worldwide.Following the coastline you will fly past the spectacular coastal cliffs south of Kalbarri, the mouth of the Murchison River and the town of Kalbarri, following the River to Murchison House Station, and then direct to the Loop and the Z Bend gorges of the Murchison River. Follow the River south until it turns to the east towards its source many miles to the north east.Your pilot will then take you to the Abrolhos Islands where you will commence the ground portion of your tour. The beautiful aerial scenic flight includes overflying the fascinating islands in the Pelsaert Group, the Easter Group and the Wallabi Group. You will see beautiful coral, marine life and fishermen's camps and pearl farms, and the historical Weibbe Hayes' Fort - which is the first European building on Australian soil - before landing at East Wallabi Island. Walk down to the beautiful Turtle Bay and enjoy morning tea, go snorkeling over the stunning coral in Turtle Bay, have lunch, and then enjoy a guided nature walk around the Island, which includes bird watching and wallabi spotting. The return flight takes you over Long Island, Beacon Island and the Batavia Wreck Site before landing back in Geraldton at about 3:15pm.

$579.52 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Romantic Abrolhos Islands Private Air and Land Tour from Geraldton

Before your departure, meet your pilot who will give you a briefing on the Abrolhos Islands including the history and information on the fishing industry as it is today.Depart Geraldton just after 9am in your personal aircraft, overflying the beautiful city and track for an extended scenic overfly of the three main groups of the Abrolhos Islands - The Pelseart, Easter and Wallabi groups. You will see beautiful coral, marine life and fishermen's camps and pearl farms, and the historical Weibbe Hayes' Fort - which is the first European building on Australian soil - before landing at East Wallabi Island. Walk down to the beautiful Turtle Bay and enjoy morning tea and go snorkeling over the stunning coral in Turtle Bay. A special private lunch with champagne is included for you to enjoy with your partner, before your pilot takes you on a guided nature walk around the Island, which includes bird watching and wallabi spotting. The return flight takes guests over Long Island, Beacon Island and the Batavia Wreck Site before landing back in Geraldton.To note: Private air tour is subject to availability.