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Museum of Geraldton

Attractions in Geraldton - Museum of Geraldton

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Museum of Geraldton celebrates the rich heritage of the land, sea and people of the Mid West region.

Discover ancient landforms, Yamaji history and culture, and the region’s unique natural landscapes and marine environment.

The archaeological riches from four Dutch shipwrecks – Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, and Zeewijk, are revealed in the Shipwrecks Gallery. Visitors can join a guided highlights tour available daily at 11.30am.

Witness the wrecks of HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran as they currently lie, 2,500 metres deep on the ocean floor, in From Great Depths, a moving exhibit and 3D film.

The Museum’s shop has a great range of souvenirs, gifts and educational items suited to all ages and interests.

Address: 2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton, WA 6530
Phone: (08) 9431 8393

Eco Abrolhos Cruises

Eco Abrolhos is a family-owned and operated business, run by Jay and Sonia Cox along with their children, Maddy and Bronson. The family lived on the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Geraldton for 30 years operating a Crayfishing business, until they decided to switch gears into the tourism business in 2003.

The Cox family lived on Little Rat Island four months each year during the Abrolhos Crayfishing season with both kids attending school on the island and spending their spare time fishing, snorkelling and exploring all the surrounding islands. Living and working from the Abrolhos has given the family a huge appreciation for the Islands and instilled a desire to share the intriguing history and pristine scenery with other keen explorers.

This passion for the area helped Jay and Sonia take their business in a different direction and move into the tourism industry in 2003. They initially turned their crayfishing vessel into a charter boat but quickly outgrew it as they had an overwhelming response to their tours with them struggling to keep up with the enquiries and bookings!

A few boats later and after many lessons learnt, they purchased the current vessel that comfortably sleeps 32 passengers. Jay and Sonia are still very involved in running the business with the help of their son Bronson who now skippers the boat and their daughter Maddison helping out with Marketing.

Eco Abrolhos prides itself on its low environmental footprint, sustainable practices and it’s ongoing support to local initiatives to preserve and protect both of these unique regions. Eco Abrolhos are most passionate about taking their customers on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, enriching them with knowledge, history and an unforgettable experience.

Address: 6 Baker St Geraldton, WA,  Australia 6530
Phone:  (08) 9964 5101