Places to Visit in Geraldton Linked to the Abrolhos

Museum of GeraldtonWA Museum Geraldton

Enjoy a guided tour through the stories from four major early shipwrecks located in the region, the Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, and Zeewijk at 11.30am daily at the Museum of Geraldton on Museum Place.

Live Lobster Factory

Gain a firsthand insight into the crayfish industry by joining a guided tour of the live lobster processing factory at the Geraldton Fisherman’s Cooperative at the end of Connell Street on Fisherman’s Wharf. From catch to pack to export, this interactive tour operates seasonally Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.00am – fees apply. Check tour operation dates at the Geraldton Visitor Centre.

Batavia Park

Named after the famous shipwreck, the park features the Wiebbe Hayes Statue and the Mariner’s Astrolabe. Born in 1608, Wiebbe Hayes was a colonial soldier who became a national hero after he led a group of soldiers, sailors and other survivors of the Batavia shipwreck against mutineers on the Abrolhos Islands in 1629. The astrolabe is a large navigational instrument that was used to measure latitude on ships during the 16th and 17th century. This interactive monument is made of bronze taken from the wreck of the Windsor and the supporting bricks were recovered from the Batavia.

Batavia Long Boat ReplicaMarina and Long Boat

The original long boat ferried passengers and crew from the shipwrecked Batavia to the shores of the Abrolhos and undertook the arduous journey to Batavia (Jakarta). The replica was constructed in 2002 and sits in the beautiful Batavia Marina by the Museum of Geraldton. The long boat sails regularly on a Sunday. For more information see the Geraldton Visitor Centre.