Day One

8am – Welcome to Geraldton! Start your morning the right way by having something to eat at one of the many eateries along Marine Terrace. There’s coffee and breakfast spots galore, each boasting their own unique style and vibe.   

9am – After you’ve filled up on delicious food, head for a walk along the stunning Geraldton Foreshore, which is home to a state of the art Youth Precinct that the kids will want to play on for hours. It’s also a great spot to go for a swim or hire a kayak/pedal boat through Ultimate Watersports and take to the water.  

10.30am – After a morning out on the water make your way to the HMAS Sydney II Memorial - Geraldton’s premier spot for honouring the fallen in the World War II battle off the Western Australian coast. The Geraldton Voluntary Tour Guides run free daily tours at 10.30am.

11am ­– Pile the family into the car for a drive to Point Moore Lighthouse. Standing 34 metres high, the red and white striped Lighthouse is the oldest surviving Commonwealth lighthouse in the state. The iconic local landmark is still in operation today and can be seen from out to sea. Be sure to park in one of the car bays to check it out and take a photo!

11.45am – You have probably worked up an appetite with all this exploring! Head to Barnacles on the Wharf for some local fish and chips for lunch. After you’ve finished eating, take some time to watch the waters and the many cray boats that come in and out of the Wharf.

1pm – After lunch learn more about life in the Midwest at the Museum of Geraldton. The Museum celebrates our region’s history and is a great place to visit to learn about the Batavia Shipwreck and Houtman Abrolhos Islands.

2pm – Time to head back to your accommodation and put your feet up for a few hours and recharge!

6pm – As the sun starts to set, head to L’italiano on the Geraldton Foreshore for a beautiful meal. This traditional Italian restaurant is renowned for its tasty pasta dishes and delicious pizzas. The kids will love one of their many gelato flavours afterwards!

Day one in Geraldton

Day Two

9am – Located just a stone’s throw from the Geraldton Foreshore is Beached Barrel and boy do they create a mean coffee and breakfast donut. Grab your food and then walk over to one of the shaded areas at the Foreshore to sit and enjoy.

10am – Make your way to the Geraldton Visitor Centre because you’re going on the Central Regional TAFE’s Marine Discovery Tour. The three hour adventure will take you and your very own tour guide via bus to the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-Op where you can learn about the WA Rock Lobster and Batavia Coast Maritime Institute – an aquaculture learning centre and also home to many fish species including Nemo’s and Dory’s. After the educational morning you will be treated to a delicious meal by some of TAFE’s culinary students.

1pm – After you’ve been dropped back to the Geraldton Visitor Centre, spend some time strolling around Marine Terrace, exploring the many boutique shops, street art and cafes. This is the destination to take a piece of Geraldton home with you.

2pm – After a full day of exploring make your way back to your accommodation to relax.

5pm – Pop into one of Geraldton’s many supermarkets or butchers to pick up a barbecue pack and then head to the Beresford Foreshore for a cook up as the sun goes down. The Beresford Foreshore has only just opened and sports state of the art facilities including barbecues galore, spots to sit and enjoy the view as well as a playground that resembles a pirate scene. Your family is going to love it here.

7pm – On your way back home, stop by the SFX Cathedral which looks tremendous at all times of the day but particularly at night when the lights come on. This beautiful building is some of famous architect Monsignor Hawes’ finest work and is one of the region’s gems.

Day two in Geraldton

Day Three

9am – The kids will be excited to know that you will be visiting Fun City Kids today, which is an amazing play centre that has ball pits, mini golf, a jungle gym, flying foxes, ladders, tunnels, basketball court, trampolines, a sunken ship and walkways. There’s also a great café for the parents to grab a coffee and something to eat.

11am – Once the kids have blown off some steam, the largest collection of tins awaits! The Tin Heads is one of the quirkiest museums around and has the second largest collection of tins in the world. You’ll see biscuit tins, coffee tins, chocolate tins and tea tins just to name a few.

12pm – Grab some lunch at one of the local’s favourite spots Wondabake and then sit at one of the many spots along the Geraldton Foreshore. If the kids didn’t let off enough energy this morning they can enjoy the waterpark and playground while you sit back and relax.

1pm – Just around the corner from the Geraldton Foreshore is Orana Cinemas. There’s always oodles of movies to watch so head in there for some 2D or 3D entertainment on the big screen.

2.30pm – After a big morning of exploring and sightseeing, feel free to pop back to your accommodation for a siesta.

6pm – The Wintersun Hotel have your family sorted this evening. The traditional pub has a great indoor play area for the kids to enjoy before you all tuck into a tasty meal. You can’t go past a steak or chicken parmigiana here.

Day three in GeraldtonDay Four

8am – This morning you’re up bright and early because you’re headed to the Abrolhos Islands! Hop aboard a flight with either Geraldton Air Charter or Shine Aviation. Be sure to pack your togs and sunscreen – once you see the Abrolhos Islands you won’t be able to stop the family from jumping in and going exploring. At the Abrolhos Islands you will be treated to snorkelling, a walking tour explaining the flora and fauna in the area as well as a flight over the famous Batavia Shipwreck and Webbe Hayes Fort.

3pm – Your time in Geraldton is coming to close but there’s still plenty left to see and do. Head back to your accommodation to freshen up and recharge before driving to Greenough Wildlife and Bird Park. Say hello to the resident kangaroos, pat a dingo, see a crocodile up close, hold a snake and the other wonderful animals that call the park home. After you've made friends with all of the animals, head home to freshen up and relax.

6pm – Your last meal in our regional city is set to be a good one and is slap bang on the Geraldton Marina! Skeetas Restaurant is one of Geraldton’s premier restaurants and is a great place to spend your last few hours in Geraldton. The menu has everything from local fish, crayfish, pasta, tacos and loads more.

Day four in Geraldton