Located in Western Australia's mid-west just 425km north of Perth, Geraldton is a port town renowned for its fishing, sheep, wheat, regional mining and tourism industries. Geraldton is surrounded by scenic beaches such as St Georges Beach and the recently redeveloped town foreshore offers a great range of facilities for visitors to enjoy. Water activities are the most popular way to spend your time in Geraldton with a great range of surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Flat Rocks, Glenfield, Back Beach and Greenough as well as windsurfing, and the popular Coronation Beach. There are also a great range of wreck diving sites located off the coast of Geraldton which are ideal for exploring.
Geraldton offers a great range of accommodation conveniently located near the coast, CBD and Maritime Museum. Designed to cater for families, couples, groups, travellers on a budget as well as those looking to indulge, Geraldton accommodation is affordable and convenient. All hotels and resorts offer a variety of room types and an outstanding range of onsite facilities within minutes of the marina, Champion Bay and shopping and dining precincts.
Geraldton packages are a simple and affordable way to plan and book your holiday to this stunning part of Western Australia. Combining all the essentials like flights and accommodation with all the added extras like travel insurance, transfers, tours and car hire, these Geraldton packages are designed to save you both time and money. Enjoying access to a host of travel bonuses, these holiday packages also offer optional extras like complimentary room upgrades, welcome drinks, meal packages, massages and spa services, activities, family friendly amenities and more.
Despite many European explorers coming close to the Geraldton coastline during the 17th and 18th Centuries, it wasn't until the mid-1800s that Geraldton was discovered and settled. Shortly after, the Geraldine mine was established and named after the 4th Governor of WA, Charles Fitzgerald. Geraldton was gazetted as a town in 1850 and was also named after the Governor. Geraldton is also renowned for its horse racing industry which began in 1887 and hosted the Geraldton Gold Cup each year.