Australia's Coral Coast is where you'll find pristine beaches, exotic marine life, national reserves and the bluest ocean you’ll see anywhere in the world.
Blessed with beautiful beaches and warm, sunny weather, Geraldton is a major export centre for far flung pastoral, mining, agricultural, manufacturing, construction and fishing industries. Situated on Champion Bay on a spectacular stretch of coastline known as the Batavia Coast, Geraldton offers cultural, entertainment, shopping and sporting facilities.
Exmouth is located a two and a half hour flight north of Perth and is situated on the eastern coast of the North West Cape of Western Australia. Exmouth serves as a gateway to Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park.
Ninagloo Marine Park protects one of the major fringing coral reefs in the world. Ningaloo Reef is Western Australia's largest coral reef. It is home to approximately 250 species of coral and 520 species of fish.
The region offers interactions with a variety of marine life, including meeting the dolphins of Monkey Mia, sea lions, manta rays, dugongs and humpback whales. Australia's Coral Coast is one of the few places in the world where you can swim with the world's largest fish - the whale shark.
Situated on Champion Bay on a spectacular stretch of coastline known as the Batavia Coast, Geraldton offers cultural, entertainment, shopping and sporting facilities.
Lovely natural beaches provide a smorgasbord of water based recreational and sporting activities, with special emphasis on yachting, surfing and diving. The town is also world renowned as a Mecca for windsurfers.
Geraldton is an ideal base for self drive tours, especially during the famous wildflower season from July to November, and is within a few hours' drive of sealed roads to the real 'Outback'.
Among Geraldton's many attractions are first class theatres, art galleries, museums, lookouts and parks. Two of the town's most striking historical buildings are the Monsignor Hawes designed St Francis Xavier Cathedral and the unique all steel Point Moore Lighthouse, dating back to 1878.
Throughout the year there are scenic flights along the Batavia Coast to Monkey Mia (where wild dolphins visit), Kalbarri National Park and the spectacular Murchison River gorges. Tours to the Abrolhos Islands are also available by boat and float plane, offering fascinating views of these unique islands.
For a diver, there are few experiences that can compare to swimming on Ningaloo Reef. Dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, huge cod and sharks are all in abundance. Excellent year round fishing and beach weather, and boasting some of the world's finest, most accessible coral reefs, have made Exmouth a popular tourist destination.
Regional airports are available for use by private charter, such as Axiom Aviation and some have commercial flights available. Regional airports include Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Exmouth, Gascoyne Junction, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Learmonth and Shark Bay.
Majority of main roads are sealed for excellent driving conditions. Some unsealed roads exist so driving with caution on these roads is recommended. Dust can obscure other vehicles, so slowing down on dirt roads is the safest option and you get to see more. It is best to travel of a day and slow down in populated areas. Kangaroos are prevalent, especially in the early mornings and evenings. Cattle like to camp on roads often at night and are hard to see.
Number of operatorts have regular coach services that connect all major towns in the Australia's Coral Coast region.