Cruises to Geraldton
Located on the beautiful Batavia coastline 424 kilometres north of Perth, Geraldton is an Australian cruise destination with plenty of delights to discover on sea and land. From its rich Indigenous and maritime history to its lively, modern foreshore, fresh seafood, and abundance of stunning scenic locations, Geraldton offers a range of unforgettable holiday experiences.
A haven for water sports enthusiasts, nature lovers, and history buffs alike, Geraldton has no shortage of things to see and do. Make the most of your time in this Australian holiday destination by booking into a P&O Shore Tour and exploring the picturesque foreshore and township. Whether you want to immerse yourself in verdant, lush native fauna at Coalseam Conservation or Kalbarri National Park, fancy discovering architectural delights in town, or are keen to get to know Geraldton’s fascinating maritime past, there’s something for everyone.
Discover a long & storied past
Originally home to the Yamatji and Wajarri people, Geraldton has a long history that dates back thousands of years. In 1629, the Batavia flagship of the Dutch East India Company ran aground on the nearby Houtman Abrolhos, leading to a mutiny which has since become a legendary part of Australian folklore. The Batavian coastline draws its name from this wreck, and is widely regarded as one of the most scenic sites in Western Australia.
Join the City Sights & Maritime History Shore Tour for a leisurely narrated coach tour of the region, including stops at all the best city and historical sites. Start your tour at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, an ornate building in the heart of town that dates back to 1938, then marvel at the architecture of Victoria Hospital and the Old Gaol. From there, visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial and honour sailors who lost their lives in WWII. Then, drop into Western Australia Museum on Geraldton Marina to discover international exhibitions and work by local artists.
For an experience that’s anything but ordinary, book into the Burnt Barrel and Oakabella Homestead Shore Tour and head to the Chapman Valley to visit Western Australia’s most haunted house. Built in 1851, the homestead has a history of paranormal activity, and isn’t for the faint of heart! Afterwards, calm your nerves over afternoon tea at the Lavender Valley Farm Tea Room.
Delight your senses with a return to nature
Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to love about Geraldton, which abounds with stunning views and incredible wildlife. Join the Wildflowers of WA Shore Tour and journey to Coalseam Conservation Park, where you’ll see breathtaking fields of pink, white, and yellow everlasting wildflowers. Discover entire fields overtaken by a vibrant collection of native flowers such as banksias, hakeas, and grevilleas, alongside fauna including kangaroos, emus, echidnas, and eagles. Then, explore the site of Western Australia’s first coal mine, marvel at fossilised marine life in the riverbanks, and walk along one of the area’s many trails to view the famous Leaning Trees of Greenough.
For a true Australian Outback experience, book into the Discover the Pinnacles Shore Tour. Take a scenic three-hour trip to the charming coastal town of Cervantes, where you’ll be treated to amazing views of the Pinnacles. After a delicious lunch, make your way to Nambung National Park to view the astounding geological forms of the Pinnacles up close.
At A Glance
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What To See
The West Australian Museum, Geraldton
The stretch of coastline along which Geraldton sits is known as the Batavia Coast. The West Australian Museum is a great place to learn more about this beautiful area, which is named after the Dutch East India company flagship "Batavia", which ran aground on the Abrolhos Islands on June 4, 1629.
Explore Kalbarri National Park
This 183,000 hectare park offers exciting experiences and some of the most spectacular landscapes in Australia. Known for its incredible scenery and red rock gorges, Kalbarri National Park is a must-see for all visitors to Western Australia.
Discover the Chapman Valley
Spend the day discovering the Chapman Valley on our Oakabella Homestead tour, which includes visits to the restored Oakabella Homestead, Western Australia's most haunted house. You’ll also enjoy time at the Lavender Valley Farm Tea Room.
More About Geraldton
Your ship will anchor off-shore and the ship tenders will provide a regular service to and from Batavia pier.
Taxis are generally available near the wharf and throughout the town. They can also be arranged by Meet and Greet volunteers at the Visitor Information marquee at the Batavia Coast Marina.
Fresh fish and lobsters are a local delight, and there’s no shortage of eateries to prepare them to perfection! Discover waterfront restaurants, cafes, and casual fish and chip shops throughout the town.
Please note that quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products, and sandwiches to be taken off the ship. However, commercially packaged confectionery, chips, and bottled drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.
There is an abundance of shopping facilities in Geraldton, from large shopping centres to chic boutiques. Local artists and Indigenous pieces are very popular, and a nice way to take home a piece of the region.
Geraldton is famed as a seaside town all year round. Average summer temperatures are 30 degrees and are normally offset by regular sea breezes, and minimum temperatures in winter rarely fall below 20 degrees.
Major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted, and ATMs can provide currency to foreign card holders.
Public telephones and Internet access are widely available throughout the town. Mobile coverage is generally available.
What to Wear Ashore
To make your day ashore as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing, and a hat. You are also advised to bring sunscreen and bottled water.
Our Shore Tours can help you make the most out of your time in Geraldton. Tours can be booked before departure via Cruise Control or onboard at the Shore Tours desk, and are subject to availability.
During your time ashore, we ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.