Just over 400km north of Perth, Geraldton (Sun City) has long been a favourite resort for Australians and travellers from overseas. It owes this to its year- round sunny climate, its pristine beaches, its pleasure harbours, its excellent fishing and its central position for touring up and down the coast or further inland.
Sun City is no empty boast. Geraldton has an average of 8 hours sunshine a day - summer, winter, spring and autumn. The Abrolhos Islands where the Dutch merchantmen in the "Batavia" ran aground, are the site of the first Europeans to set foot in Western Australia -
it is thought that two Dutch mutineers who were cast ashore managed to survive here and possibly lived the normal span of their lives here on the mainland.
Geraldton is a great place for just laying around and living the beach- life. You can hire windsurfers, charter fishing boats, tour inland, go horse riding, spend time scuba diving in the clear waters or take to the air in a charter plane to see the coast, the islands and inland scenery.