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Kojarena: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ellendale Pool


Ellendale Pool is a stunning waterhole naturally formed along the picturesque Greenough River surrounded by magnificent gum trees and a rocky gorge.

Ellendale Pool is a popular picnic and camping spot with toilet facilities, gas barbecues, picnic tables and shade. Dogs are permitted on a lead. There is no drinking water. Camping fees apply.

A visit to nearby Greenough is also worthwhile to see numerous well preserved historic buildings. Ellendale Pool and Greenough are a perfect stopover on your way to the state's north.

Ellendale Pool is a four-and-a-half hour drive north of Perth and a 45 minute drive south-east of Geraldton and is one of the recommended stops on the Greenough Tourist Drive.




Ellendale Road
Walkaway, WA, 6528

Located 18.5K from Kojarena

Spalding Park


Spalding Park is a picturesque 500 acre reserve located on the Chapman River near Geraldton. For the avid golfer there is an 18 hole golf course with a 72 par. Alternatively the keen athlete can enjoy a game of tennis, play a game of football or take a run on the immaculately kept playing fields.

Catering for the whole family, the superb children's adventure playground will keep the children entertained for hours. Bring along a picnic or make use of the excellent barbecue facilities.

The coastal town of Geraldton offers many sightseeing opportunities. Whether you prefer water sports, exploring historical sites, learning about the marine life along the Coral Coast or seeing it in person, Geraldton has plenty to do. Spalding Park is located in Geraldton, four hours drive north of Perth.




Green Street
Geraldton, WA, 6530

Located 22.7K from Kojarena

Sunset Beach


Sunset Beach is one of the most popular Geraldton beaches for windsurfing and kite surfing. Hire your equipment in town, and whilst you are there you can arrange to take a lesson with a former National Champion before taking on the waves and famous Geraldton wind on your own.

While the wave conditions make this beach more suitable for the experienced rider, spectators can relax on the soft white sandy beach and admire the skill of the windsurfers out on the water. A profusion of colour from the sails skimming across the water will fill the ocean most days.

Experienced surfers will also enjoy the challenging ride on the waves off the coast. Geraldton offers several other beaches suitable for the less experienced surfer. Enjoy a 30 minute walk along the beach back to the town centre to explore many other attractions on offer in this charming coastal town.

Sunset Beach is in the northern suburbs of Geraldton which is a five hour drive north of Perth.




via Volute Street
Geraldton, WA, 6530

Located 23.8K from Kojarena

Walkaway Station Museum


The Walkaway Station Museum is an impressive museum which will be of great interest to any rail enthusiast or historian. Stroll through the beautiful old railway station building to visualise how the station would have operated in the late 1800s. See where the station master lived and worked and learn about the history of this small community. Displays are currently being upgraded and refurbished.

There are documents and memorabilia relating to the history of the Midland Railway Company. The museum has records of local burials, family histories and photographs and other social history from the Walkaway area and surroundings. In the old Goods Shed there is an old steam locomotive called B6, the only one of its type left in the world. The museum hopes to encourage community members with relevant skills to help restore B6. The new shed has been completed and currently houses the steam locomotive 'O' 218 which is on loan from Rail Heritage WA. Later this year the Managers Carriage will be brought to the shed. These items are on loan from Rail Heritage WA.

The town of Walkaway is a short drive inland from Geraldton and four hours drive north of Perth.




Railway Station,
Padbury Road
Walkaway, WA, 6528

Located 24.7K from Kojarena

Old Geraldton Gaol Craft Centre


Discover the history of Geraldton's former gaol and whilst there check out the diverse range of local arts and crafts at the Old Geraldton Gaol Craft Centre. Take a guided tour of the buildings, discovering the prominent role the gaol played in the state's history. Originally a hiring depot for convicts and gaol, the building was constructed in 1858 and was in operation until the late 1980s.

At the completion of your tour, spend some time perusing the eclectic arts and crafts available for sale from many of the talented locals. The Old Gaol Craft Centre forms part of the Bill Sewell Complex, a magnificent group of buildings, one of which operated as the Victoria District Hospital for many years.

Tours of the Old Geraldton Gaol Craft Centre and Victoria Hospital run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and depart from the main building verandah.

Geraldton is a charming beachside town just a four hour drive north of Perth.




84 Chapman Road
Geraldton, WA, 6530

Located 24.7K from Kojarena

Bill Sewell Complex


Wandering the streets of Geraldton it will be hard to miss the aesthetically pleasing grand building that is known as the Bill Sewell Complex. A visit to the Old Victoria Hospital display maintained by the ex-nurses will provide you with an interesting history of this magnificent historic building. Originally the site of a convict depot and later the Victoria District Hospital, the building played a significant role in the state's heritage.

Saunter around the building to examine the intricate architecture and visualise life for the convicts and residents of Geraldton of the late 1800s. Follow the 650 metre heritage trail around the buildings and grounds to learn more of the history of the building or join the local volunteers in a free guided tour of the complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meet on the veranda of the Victoria Building. The tour includes a visit to the Old Gaol.

Geraldton is a charming beachside city located a short four hour drive north of Perth.




Corner of Chapman Road and Bayly Street
Geraldton, WA, 6530

Located 24.7K from Kojarena

Pages Beach


Pages Beach is a beautiful sheltered beach suitable for children of all ages and just a short walk from Geraldton's town centre. Bask in the glorious West Australian sun and enjoy a refreshing dip in the calm ocean. Children will enjoy playing in the shaded playground and afterwards perhaps settle down under the trees for a picnic or barbecue lunch.

Pages Beach is the only horse friendly beach in Geraldton and you can sometimes spot the locals exercising their horses in the shallows.

If the wind is strong enough Pages Beach can be a good spot for windsurfing. Alternatively, stroll along the beach or extend your walk to check out the iconic red and white candy stripes of Point Moore Lighthouse. Whilst the lighthouse is not open to the public, there is an interpretive plaque located at the front where you can take advantage of the excellent views over Geraldton and the bay and learn about the history of the 1878 lighthouse.

Geraldton is a four hour drive north of Perth.




via Chapman Road
Geraldton, WA, 6530

Located 24.7K from Kojarena

HMAS Sydney II Memorial Geraldton


For a moving tribute to the sailors who lost their lives on HMAS Sydney II during World War II visit the HMAS Sydney II Memorial on Geraldton's Mount Scott.

With the long awaited discovery of the HMAS Sydney II on the sea bed off the coast of Shark Bay in March 2008, a visit to the memorial is even more poignant.

You can learn more about this important chapter in Australia's history at the Wall of Remembrance which bears the names of the 645 men who lost their lives. The memorial is made up of five symbolic elements and located on Gummer Avenue, overlooking the city centre.

The Geraldton Volunteer Tour Guides run a daily tour of the memorial, donations welcome. To obtain a copy of the Attractions of Geraldton or the latest Visitor Guide, please drop into the Geraldton Visitor Centre.

Geraldton is a five hour drive or one hour flight north of Perth.




Mount Scott,
Gummer Avenue
Geraldton, WA, 6530

Located 24.7K from Kojarena

Western Australian Museum - Geraldton


Overlooking the stunning Batavia Coast Marina the Western Australian Museum - Geraldton tells the story of the Mid West region and the incredible maritime history of the Dutch East India (VOC) ships that were wrecked on this part of the Western Australian coast and nearby islands.

The Shipwrecks Gallery reveals the stories of mutiny and murder at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands when the Batavia wrecked in treacherous reef in 1629. The impressive Batavia portico stands proud as a relic of the precious cargo the Batavia had on board. Other stories in the Gallery include the Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon) (1656), Zuytorp (1712), and the Zeewijk (1727) with exhibits of salvaged treasures such as coins, ceramics and cannons.

Learn about the lives of the local Yamaji people and the development of European settlement, or discover the region's native flora and fauna, including the abundant wildflowers.

Daily guided tours are available. The Museum's shop has a range of books, gifts and souvenirs that are suitable for every age and interest.




2 Museum Place
Geraldton, WA, 6530

Located 25.0K from Kojarena

Kojarena: Travel Tips

Geraldton Airport


The Geraldton Airport is owned and operated by the City of Greater Geraldton and is situated approximately 10 kilometres east of Geraldton on the Geraldton-Mt Magnet Road.

Three Regular Public Transport (RPT) airline operators - Qantaslink, Skippers Aviation and Virgin Australia provide services from Geraldton, south to Perth and north to the Gascoyne and Pilbara regions.

The Greenough Terminal is designed for passenger comfort featuring conference facilities, indoor and outdoor seating, a licensed cafe and public showers.

Parking at the terminal includes an area for long term parking. Full checked baggage screening equipment is installed within the Greenough Terminal.




Geraldton-Mt Magnet Road
Moonyoonooka, WA, 6532

Located 17.6K from Kojarena

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