Our Neighbours

Being the hub of the Midwest, Geraldton has cemented itself as a base for many to come and explore the beautiful wonders of the Coral Coast.

With our neighbours having so much to offer – make the most out of your trip to the region and see what else you can discover.

Mullewa Kalbarri and Pink Lake Abrolhos Islands Dongara-Port Denison
Greenough Walkaway Chapman Valley Storytowns icon


Just an hour’s drive from Geraldton lies the beautiful town of Mullewa. Best known for its wildflowers, Mullewa also has a very rich history and culture.  Not to mention annual events which attract thousands to the region.

You won’t want to miss Mullewa during the truly spectacular wildflower season - book a few nights stay at the Mullewa Caravan Park to truly experience Wildflower Country.

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Kalbarri & the Pink Lake

The extraordinary Pink Lakes need to be seen to be believed. Otherwise known as Hutt Lagoon, the lake boasts a spectacular pink hue which attracts tourists from all over.

And not far from the Pink Lake is the wonderment of Kalbarri. Where the Murchison River meets the Indian Ocean, Kalbarri has soaring rivers, coastal gorges and protected swimming bays. The Kalbarri National Park features layers of coloured rock bed creating remarkable scenery and it is home to the iconic Nature’s Window.

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A total of 122 islands make up the pristine Houtman Abrolhos Islands located just 60km off the Geraldton coast. They are accessible via aircraft and boat. An archipelago with crystal blue waters and an abundance of sea life, a visit to the Islands is a must.

Known for the tragic Batavia story, the Islands are also recognised for cray fishing, pearls and bird and marine life. The surrounding reef communities are a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life, forming one of the State’s unique marine areas. Diving, fishing, snorkeling, photography and bird watching - the Abrolhos Islands are truly spectacular.

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Dongara-Port Denison

The beautiful seaside town of Dongara-Port Denison in the Shire of Irwin offers a beautiful getaway destination. Soaking up the sun on the beautiful foreshore, dropping a line, catching a wave or eating some of the amazing local produce – Dongara-Port Denison makes for a perfect family getaway.

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With history galore, the charming town of Greenough has many stories to tell. Located 24 kilometers south of Geraldton, many travel to Greenough to view the Central Greenough Historic Settlement which provides a rare insight into the early settlement of the area. Teamed with a modern café and Visitor Centre – it’s a great day out. And just down the road you’ll find the Greenough Museum and Gardens. The beautifully restored two-storey house doubles as a museum showcasing the homestead that was built between 1862 and 1880.

Maybe its nature you’re wanting to experience? Many travel from all over the world to view Greenough’s iconic Leaning Trees. Buffeted by prevailing southerly winds, the leaning trees of Greenough (Eucalyptus Camaldulensis or Red River gum) have become a popular icon along the Greenough Flats.

And you can even cuddle a furry friend at the Greenough Wildlife and Brid Bar. The privately owned park has been rescuing and rehabilitating Australian wildlife for more than 30 years. Animals at the park include kangaroos, emus, crocodile, dingos and an array of birdlife.

Greenough Visitor Map

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The quaint rural community of Walkaway is located just down the road from Geraldton. Steeped in history, Walkaway’s Railway Station Museum attracts visitors from far and wide. If you’re wanting to take a piece of Walkaway home with you – the Walkaway Station Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month.

The Alinta Wind Farm is quite a sight to see. More than 50 wind turbines standing at 80m are scattered through the farm land. Many come to learn about the Wind Farm by reading the interpretative signage, or just take in the spectacle.

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Chapman Valley

The picturesque Shire of Chapman Valley, just north east of Geraldton, extends from Coronation Beach, to the Greenough River and Chapman River; connecting visitors from the wildflowers of the Midwest to the coast.

Rich with cultural and natural assets, the Moresby Range is the perfect gateway from Geraldton with a range of self-drive day trips including overnight and short term camp sites on the way.

Enjoy carpets of wildflowers, heritage, tourism activities and local facilities including BBQ’s & picnic areas, playgrounds, toilets and dump points

Chapman Valley really has the best mix of rural and coastal lifestyle – it’s definitely worth a visit!

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Focusing on Mullewa, the seven-minute long episode of the renowned podcast Storytowns shines a light on the town’s historical buildings as well as the ever-popular Wreath Flower.

The Mullewa episode of Storytowns is part of the Wildflower Country podcast tour and is available now.

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