Cruises to Geraldton
Geraldton is situated on a spectacular stretch of Australian coastline, 424 kilometres north of Western Australia's capital Perth.
Geraldton, the favourite playground of Western Australia's water sports enthusiasts, has much more to delight on shore. A rich Indigenous and maritime history, a lively modern foreshore, fresh seafood and the beautiful Batavia coastline lure visitors in their thousands to this growing regional city.
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, named after the Dutch East India company flagship "Batavia", which ran aground on the Abrolhos Islands on June 4, 1629. The mutiny that followed is now a part of Australian folklore.
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 will also enjoy time at the Lavender Valley Farm Tea Room.
The beauty of Geraldton is most of its attractions are within walking distance. Stroll the picturesque foreshore before heading into town to visit one of Australia’s most important memorials - the HMAS Sydney II Memorial. A short walk away is the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, where you’ll find international exhibitions and works by local artists. Explore nearby St Francis Xavier Cathedral, designed by famed architect, Monsignor Hawes and experience 19th century Geraldton at the Bill Sewell Complex, a beautiful suite of historical buildings. Last but not least, take the beauty of the Batavia Coast home with an Abrolhos pearl from one of the many local jewellery shops.
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 city. 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. There is no shortage of eateries to prepare them to perfection either, with waterfront restaurants, cafes and casual fish and chip shops throughout the town.
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 are an abundance of shopping facilities in Geraldton, from large shopping centres to chic boutiques. Local artist and indigenous pieces are very popular, and a nice way to take home a piece of the region. Or, an Abrolhos pearl from one of the numerous jewellery shops. They make a great reminder or special gift.
Geraldton is famed as a seaside town all year round. Average summer temperatures are 30 degrees, 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. Automatic teller machines can provide currency to foreign card holders.
Public telephones and Internet access are widely available throughout the city. 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, bottled water, insect repellent and a light jacket in case it gets windy.
There are a range of tours available for you to really get the most out of your time in Geraldton. Tours can be booked onboard at the shore tours desk and are subject to availability. Passengers are required to meet at a specific location for each shore tour departure. Please refer to your tour ticket for the correct time and place.
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