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Bill Sewell Complex, Geraldton
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Geraldton is a city to the north of Perth in Western Australia. It has a population of 40,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Geraldton Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Geraldton that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.

HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton
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More on Geraldton

Before the town of Geraldton was established, a number of European explorers had passed through the area - a few were even shipwrecked on nearby Houtman Abrolhos Islands 60 km to the west.

Explorer Sir George Grey, who became Governor of South Australia, was the first person to explore the site, in 1839. Ten years later Sir Augustus Gregory traveled up the Murchison River, where he discovered lead. A mining settlement was consequently established. It was named Geraldine, in honor of the Governor of Western Australia, Captain Charles Fitzgerald. Geraldton was subsequently named after the mine, and by extension, the governor.

St George's Beach, Geraldton
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Visiting Geraldton

You can fly to Geraldton from Perth on Skywest. Alternatively, you can reach it by road from Perth on the Brand Highway (Highway 1), a distance of 440 km.

St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Geraldton
St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Geraldton
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Places of Interest in Geraldton

  1. HMAS Sydney Memorial
    Memorial to the light cruiser which was sunk by the Germans in 1941.

  2. Moore Point Lighthouse
    First built in 1877, it was discovered to be in the wrong place and thus relocated 5 km from the heart of Geraldton. This is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Western Australia as well as the first all-steel structure on mainland Australia.

  3. St Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral
    Roman Catholic cathedral designed by Monsignor John Hawes and completed in 1938.