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Your guide to things to do in Geraldton

Things to do in Geraldton

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For years Geraldton has always been a quick transit stop on my travels further north. On the last visit though, I made sure I had a few days to explore some of the great things to do in Geraldton.

Here are the main attractions in Geraldton that I uncovered on my last trip as well as where to stay and where to eat.  If you have some time up your sleeve, make sure that you give Geraldton a few days of your attention. Along with being a great spot to spend a few days, it’s also an excellent hub to explore the mid-west region and is only a day trip away from Kalbarri. Continue reading Your guide to things to do in Geraldton

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 campground on their way further north or south. Continue reading Coronation Beach

Driving Australia’s west coast – Indian Ocean Drive

Things to see and do on the Indian Ocean Drive

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If you’re travelling the west coast of Australia, then chances are that the Indian Ocean Drive is the starting point of your road trip in Western Australia. For me, turning into the Indian Ocean Drive always marks the point where I’ve left the city behind and the holiday or weekend begins.

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Things to do in Lancelin

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 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