A Mediterranean climate, crystal clear blue waters, spectacular landscapes, and the scene of one of Western Australia's most fascinating shipwrecks over 400 years ago, together with some of the State's premier tourist attractions, make the Mid West an unforgettable destination.
The Mid West is a diverse region offering a unique experience for tourists and visitors.
From the vast rugged outback, and the State's premium grain growing region through to the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, home of the succulent Western Rock Lobster.
Geraldton, the regional capital city located on the Batavia Coast, with Kalbarri and spectacular gorges and ecotours and adventures to the north, Dongara, an historical tourist fishing village with farming to the south, heritage listed Northampton, and inland to Mullewa, with its golden waves of wheat and the gateway to the Outback - home of pastoral and mining industries.
Geraldton is a port city with a developing tourism precinct on the waterfront encompassing a world class museum and interpretive centre and marina facilities. The city boasts restaurants and cafes, an artistic community producing unique Indigenous art and skillfully produced crafts, and a host of watersports including bathing at a protected beach in the warm waters of Champion Bay.
In Geraldton, you can experience four hundred years of maritime history, beginning with the shipwrecked Dutch East India vessel the Batavia, wrecked in 1629 at the Abrolhos Islands. The Islands also rival the Great Barrier Reef for breathtaking coral reefs and marine life, colonies of birds and land based reptiles.
Marvel at Geraldton's historic buildings or the churches designed and built by internationally famous English priest and architect Monsignor John Hawes.