Top ChoiceMarine 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...

Top ChoiceArt in Geraldton

Yamaji Art

This Aboriginal-owned and -operated art gallery is a terrific place to learn about Wajarri, Noongar, Badimaya, Wilunyu and other regional art, ranging from traditional to abstract, and to purchase paintings,...

Top ChoiceBeach 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...

Top ChoiceBay 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...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Geraldton

Western Australian Museum – 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...

Top ChoiceAquarium 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...

Top ChoiceMonument 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,...

Top ChoiceCafe 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 with the freshest seafood in Shark Bay (such as seared lemon pepper...

Top ChoiceAustralian 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 its lunchtime Angus Beef 'Cheesenut' to the Dirty Dawg, smothered in barbecue beans,...

Top ChoiceCafe in Geraldton


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...

Top ChoiceBarbecue in Geraldton

Burnt Barrel

If you happen to be exploring Chapman Valley, north of Geraldton, you may be lured inside this self-proclaimed 'Outback brewBQ' by the wafting scents of pulled pork, smoked for hours on end, ribs, with the meat...

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Shark Bay Road

Eagle Bluff

About 25km south of Denham, take the unsealed road 4km to this brilliant viewpoint, where a boardwalk allows you vistas that meld pinky-orange cliffs with the azure lagoon below. You may spot turtles, sharks or...

Top ChoiceLagoon in Denham

Little Lagoon

Idyllic Little Lagoon, 4km from town, has picnic tables and barbecues along its small beach, and is good for a walk or swim.

Top ChoiceLake in Horrocks & Port Gregory

Pink Lake

The most arresting sight in the Horrocks/Port Gregory area is Hutt Lagoon, which is more commonly referred to as 'Pink Lake'. Yes, the saltwater here is pink, due to the presence of the algae Dunaliella salina....

Top ChoiceNorth Indian in Kalbarri

Grace of Kalbarri

A first-class Indian restaurant that would do any large city proud, Grace serves an excellent range of North Indian standards to please all palates, including savoury, moreish chana masala, super-fresh local fish...

Top ChoiceWildlife Reserve in Greenough

Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park

If you're not acquainted with Western Australia's wildlife, here's your chance to meet the diminutive grey and red kangaroos, plus dingos and emus. Winged critters at this wildlife rescue and rehabilitation...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Kalbarri

Finlay's Fresh Fish BBQ

Fresh local seafood (chilli mussels, salt and pepper squid, catch of the day) comes simply but beautifully prepared at this super-quirky Kalbarri institution – a junkyard strewn with farming implements, buoys and...

Top ChoiceCoffee in Dongara-Port Denison

Green Beanie

This camper van pulls up at Granny's Beach every morning to serve the smoothest cups of coffee in Dongara. Also available are cheese and ham toasties and blueberry muffins.

Beach in Francois Peron National Park

Cape Peron

This pristine sweep of sand backed against red cliffs is popular with fishermen and a locally resident pod of bottlenose dolphins. These dolphins – made famous by National Geographic in 2013 – have developed a...

Beach in Shark Bay Road

Shell Beach

Some 55km past the Hamelin turn-off is the road to the wide sweep of Shell Beach, where tiny cockle shells, densely compacted over time, were once quarried as building material for places such as the Old Pearler...