Cruising Geraldton

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Geraldton is a popular cruise destination and it’s no wonder given our chilled-out lifestyle and natural wonders. Cruise ships berth at the Mid West Ports commercial harbour and passengers are greeted by the smiling faces of our Cruise Geraldton Meet and Greet Volunteers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do cruise ships anchor or go into port?

All cruise ships berth in the Geraldton Port with passengers disembarking on to the wharf.

What is the address of Geraldton Port?

Geraldton Port (Mid West Ports Authority) is located at 298 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, 6530.

How do I get into Geraldton Port?

As Geraldton Port is a secure zone, entry into the Port is prohibited unless you hold a valid MSIC.

Passengers and crew from the ship are all required to be escorted in and out via bus.  There is no pedestrian access.

Passenger Drop off Area

The passenger drop-off area is outside the secure area, behind the Mid West Ports Authority offices on the corner of Marine Terrace and Francis Street.

Taxis

Limited taxis are available.  Taxis can be booked at the Geraldton Visitor Centre.

Parking / picking up passengers

Picking up of passengers takes place at the passenger drop off area. There is plenty of parking available. Scheduled ship arrival times can be seen on our online cruise schedule, though changes to published times can occur. Disembarkation times vary but usually begin around the scheduled arrival time.

If you have booked a private tour you will need to exit the Port by shuttle bus to meet your tour operator outside of the port secure zone.  There is no pedestrian access.  Only tours sold via the ship are permitted to depart from within the Port.

What can I find around the passenger drop off zone?

Geraldton Cruise Ship Meet and Greet Volunteers will be available for all arrivals and on hand to provide you any local information you may need. The Geraldton Visitor Centre is located at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery and can provide more information of the area.

There are many restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars and shopping precincts nearby.

Are the port shuttles wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The port shuttles are wheelchair friendly and offer a drop-down entry ramp.

Can my family and friends come to see me off on my cruise?

Family and friends are welcome to share in your excitement.  They are unable to go within the secure port area, however there is a great viewing platform at the end of The Esplanade from where they can wave to you.

For more information about Geraldton’s cruise ship industry, please contact communications@midwestports.com.au

Mid West Ports Authority