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Western Australia’s third largest city is a busy cray fishing and mining town that doesn’t go out of its way to appeal to tourists.

It is a pleasant place with enough attractions to keep you occupied for a day and it is a good spot to stay the night if you’re driving up the coast. Geraldton is a departure point for trips to the Houtman Abrolhos Islands and it is also a popular windsurfing destination with internationally renowned windsurfing spots including Coronation Beach, or “Coro”.

Many European maritime explorers encountered the nearby Houtman Abrolhos Islands during the 17th- and 18th-centuries, but the town of Geraldton wasn’t established until 1850.

Local transport

Although central Geraldton is small enough to walk around, there is a good network of local bus routes that are a cheap and easy way to get around town.

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