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Fly into Geraldton airport, just a 10-minute drive from the city centre. In Geraldton, you will find many activities to explore and places to drive in your rental car. Geraldton sits on the west coast of Australia, 425 kilometres north of Perth, and is filled with natural beauty both in the crystal-clear waters and stunning in-land nature. A beautiful Mediterranean climate sees the lower average temperature in winter in Geraldton only drop to 20 degrees, with temperatures in winter also reaching 33 degrees. There is never a bad time to visit this area of the coast, with clear driving weather to enjoy and pristine waters. The beaches of Geraldton are all within driving distance of the airport and CBD and are considered world-class, even by Australian standards.
Slap on some sunscreen after driving to one of the top beaches in the area. The Geraldton foreshore is supreme because of its location, very close to shops and the esplanade. Nothing beats a beach with ice cream and cafes within walking distance. Some of the other beaches include Pages Beach, St George's Beach, Tarcoola Beach and Glenfield Beach. There are many fun activities at these beaches, such as surfing, horse riding, snorkelling, kayaking, and nature walks.
Start off your trip to Geraldton with a visit to the Visitors Centre. The Visitors Centre is housed within the Regional Art Gallery, an easy double for the day's itinerary. Here you will find everything you can see during your stay, as well as the best place to book tours and nature trips.
Once you have finished gathering all the information you need for your stay, take a tour of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, home to local, state, national and international artworks. The space also conducts workshops and activities, including a chance to hear some of the exhibiting artists speak about their work. Check out the museum website for the current and upcoming exhibitions to see what's on during your time in Geraldton. Entry into the gallery is free, but donations are appreciated.
The Museum of Geraldton is a fun stop, right on the Indian Ocean. Discover the Aboriginal and colonial history of the region. See the HMAS Sydney (II) and the HSK Kormoran shipwrecks through a 3D film at the museum. Entry into the museum is free, but a $5 donation is strongly encouraged throughout the museum. The museum is just a 12-minute car drive from the airport and sits by the water. Close by in the region is the stunning public memorial of the HMAS Sydney (II), who's history and wreckage you can see at the museum. Some other fun local attractions are the Point Moore Lighthouse and the St Francis Xavier Cathedral. With many beautiful buildings and attractions within Geraldton, take a drive of all the heritage sites in your car hire.
Geraldton is surrounded by nature both inland and in the water - 122 islands make up the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. 60 kilometres off the coast, take your car to one of the ferry and tour operators and book a trip to this incredible wonder of the natural world. See incredible birds and marine life as you go diving in the crystal-clear water. You can see sea lions, 35 bird species, and 140 native flora. At certain times during the year, dolphins and whales also migrate through the area.
Take your car inland to one of the other natural spots in the area, such as Chapman River Regional Park, where you can see the 12,000 species of wildflowers that bloom in the area. The best time to see this and the other national parks is July through to the end of October, but other times of the year are also nice, with rivers, pink lakes, natural pools and stargazing all popular attractions.