Category Archives: Central North

Swimming and Camping at Ellendale Pool

Ellendale Pool

Talk to anyone that grew up around Geraldton and the mid-west region and Ellendale Pool is likely to bring up nostalgic memories.  Ellendale Pool still conjures up images of farm kids swinging off ropes into the river, young men and ladies on first dates and families picnicking under the shady gum trees.

Located 45km southeast of Geraldton, this natural waterhole on the Greenough River  has played an important role in Indigenous and European history. Continue reading Swimming and Camping at Ellendale Pool

Coronation Beach

Coronation Beach Geraldton

Coronation Beach is a campsite located about 35km north of Geraldton. It’s also one of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in WA – since it’s my favourite spot I’m more inclined to say that it’s the best in the world.

In the windy season Coronation Beach is busy with wind and kitesurfers. At other times of the year, the site attracts the caravaning crowd who make this a popular overnight or weekend camp on their way further north or south. Continue reading Coronation Beach

Things to see and do on the Indian Ocean Drive

Wedge Island Beach

The Indian Ocean Drive is a scenic coastal drive alongside the  turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Constructed in 2010, the Indian Ocean Drive connects Lancelin and Geraldton with plenty of attractions along the way, including  the lunar like Pinnacle Desert.

Whether your destination is on the Indian Ocean Drive, or you’re heading further north, here are some of the best things to see and do along the way. Continue reading Things to see and do on the Indian Ocean Drive

Things to do in Lancelin

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I’ve always had a thing for Lancelin. For me it’s the quintessential WA fishing town straight out of a Tim Winton book. I love the the colour of the ocean, the dolphins that regularly swim in the bay, the vast sand dunes at the back of the town and most of all the endless stretch of beach.

It’s not the place to come for fine dining , or great shopping or gourmet coffee. On the other hand, if you love uncrowded beaches, the big outdoors, and don’t mind being windswept then Lancelin is a great place to visit. Continue reading Things to do in Lancelin