Inside this article you will find our top 10 things to do in Geraldton. They are listed in no particular order, you can either use the table of contents or scroll down the page and read in detail all of them.
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WHAT TO DO IN GERALDTON
Upon leaving Perth we headed North and the next big city was Geraldton. It is no country town! It’s population is big and wasn’t really our cup of tea. Although we did stop and explore here but were also glad to move on.
Driving into Geraldton and the we drive past the foreshore playground. Our kids begged us to stop the car so they could go and play. It really does look very inviting and it’s interactive so lots of fun for the whole family. It was easy to park the van up at the 24hr RV stop and walk over.
The area has toilets, showers and drinking water. After the kids had burned the energy they needed we walked over to the information centre to see what was going on in the town at the time. The staff at the info centre were very friendly and very helpful.
This was something on our Geraldton list of places to go see. Another traveling family had recommended this to us. Entry fee is a donation and the kids had a ball wandering through and asking plenty of questions. Lucky for us there was a free guided tour that takes place once per day. The tour guide was happy to answer all the kids questions. The museum is very well set up and we were surprised that we stayed for 1 hour and 1/2. I believe it’s these adventures that encourage learning on the road.
GERALDTON ART SCENE
If your children are interested in art then they are going to love Geraldton. It really is up there with Fremantle and Leederville. While we were in Geraldton our kiddo’s weren’t into the art scene at the time but we went for a walk around and had a look anyways.
Here is a list of places that you can go
– Geraldton Regional Art Gallery. Or GRAG better known. This is open Monday-Saturday and features art from the locals.
– Queens Park Theatre. This specializes in the theatre art and has regular events on for the whole family. You can catch everything from music, movies, dance, comedy and more.
OAKABELLA HOMESTEAD SCONES
The town of Geraldton has some quirkiness about it. This is displayed in some of the town cafe’s but our favourite is the tea rooms at Oakabella Homestead & Tea Rooms. This is a short 30km drive North of Geraldton and we think this place has some of the best scones out! After our scones we went for a stroll to visit the lambs. It was exciting times at the farm because one of the sheep was ready to give birth any day. Unfortunately it didn’t happen while we were there. Plus it’s a bonus if you are looking for a place to camp because this is a low cost camp too.
SHELL HUNTING AT ST GEORGE BEACH
As you may have cottoned on, we are beach lovers. We are always swimming, walking, supping or shell hunting along the beaches. St George beach had some really cool shells for the finding. On low tide you can walk amongst the rock pools and find them. Plus search for the crabs hiding in and around the rocks.
FUNCITY INDOOR PLAYGROUND
While we were in Geraldton we had some rainy cold days. Which led us to Funcity Indoor Playground. This is ran by the christian church and is great value for money. This has ball puts, slides, climbing frames and so much more for just $3 a child! An absolute bargain. Our kids loved it and we spent a good 3 hours here. I chilled out with a coffee and cake from the cafe and it was winner winner chicken dinner all round.
CHAPMAN VALLEY SCENIC DRIVE
Head to the tourist information centre and grab a map of the three routes you can take. I took the small route of 40kms and it was just beautiful. It was flower season and the everything was in bloom. The landscape was sensational and I would have driven the long route but the kids were getting bored and were not interested in the drive.