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Geraldton, Australia. Holidays Tours and Travel.

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Geraldton in Western Australia has long been one of the best kept secrets of the west coast. Located 424km north of Perth, this bustling seaside community has long been known for its wheat and iron ore mining, and until recent years it has quickly become one of the more popular tourist destination that holiday makers come to enjoy warm sunny days, waters sports galore, fishing, diving and plenty more attractions and activities.

Many people come to Geraldton for a perfect beachside vacation, where you can look forward to great surfing breaks, kite surfing, wind surfing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. There are many wonderful beaches that you can spend as much time as you like at, and one of the main ones being Coronation Beach, also known as Coro" which is just to the north of town and offers great swell offshore in the Indian Ocean waters. There is no need to find out when the best time would be for you to enjoy a holiday in Geraldton as everyday is perfect. With picture perfect sunny days and the ideal climate will provide an excellent setting for your vacation. For all you nature lovers you just want to experience the stunning landscapes, National Parks and rugged coastline that Western Australia is famous for, then why not plan a holiday between the months of July and November when the rolling hills come alive with brightly coloured wildflowers during spring.

When in Geraldton you must take a trip to Hutt River province which was made an independent sovereign state of Australia back in 1970, and it is here that you can take a step back in time in this quaint township and learn about some fascinating Australian history. Or perhaps you would like to dive the Batavia and Zuytdorp wrecks which lie offshore or do some deep sea fishing in the outer seas. Whether you catch it yourself or book a table at one of the local restaurants, the fresh local seafood of Geraldton is something of a delicacy and has to be tried to be believed. The famous rock lobster is a treat to be savoured if you are lucky enough to be here when they are in season!

If you wish to check out the local produce, artists, arts and crafts then the Geraldton Markets are well worth a look as are many of the streets which are lined with studios, galleries, retail outlets, boutiques and jewellery stores where you are sure to pick up some great buys. Geraldton is renowned for stunning Abrolhos pearls which can be found in the jewellery stores for that someone special. You might also like to do a four wheel driving tour, or go horse back riding along the beach or even join one of the many sightseeing tours that will take you to places that you probably didn't even know existed. And then come the end of the day you can have the pleasure of returning home to a comfortable and relaxing haven that you can call home. From the many B&B's, hotels in Geraldton, resorts, backpacker hostels and apartments, you can stay in whatever kind of accommodation you would like. From three star properties through to five star establishments and you can even choose to rough it a little with a number of great caravan parks scattered throughout Geraldton that provide all the amenities you will need for a comfortable trip away.

Geraldton is a stunning seaside town with so much to offer any traveller, from the business person, honeymooners, family, group of friends or backpacker, there is always something to excite you senses that will make you fall in love Geraldton. So start packing your bags for one of the best places in Western Australia.