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Port Gregory

The beachside village of Port Gregory is famed for its pink lagoon, exposed reef, spring wildflower scenery and settler history, complete with convict-era buildings and shipwrecks. Swim, dive, fish and immerse yourself in this quintessential Western Australian beach holiday spot.

Just under six hours north of Perth by car, this picturesque fishing village is nestled between the beach and Hutt Lagoon, near the mouth of the Hutt River.

With its five kilometres of exposed reef forming a natural harbour, Port Gregory is a sheltered aquatic playground. From the safe swimming beach to the water-skiing area, there's something for everyone. Launch and anchor your boat. Scuba dive in the clear waters. Explore the reef. Try your hand at offshore fishing, or drop a line off the jetty - rock lobster is a local favourite.

A host of natural delights await on land too.

In spring, colourful wildflowers blanket the surrounding countryside. Take a scenic drive through the hinterland's hills and valleys, or contact a local tour guide to ensure you see all the native flora hotspots. Or, for an adventure of a more interactive kind, try a guided self-drive quad biking tour at Wagoe Beach. It's a unique opportunity to discover the pristine Indian Ocean coastline between Port Gregory and Kalbarri.

While you're exploring inland, head to nearby Lynton - a historic settlement built by convicts in the mid-19th century. The townsite was home to a depot that served as an early employment agency, recruiting convicts to work at the local Geraldine Mine and pastoral stations. Today, you can visit restored buildings, the hiring depot and Sanfords House - a must-see for history buffs.

There's much to see and experience in and around Port Gregory, with an equally diverse range of accommodation options, from the town's caravan park to nearby farmstays, chalets and beach cottages.

Wherever you stay, be sure to visit Hutt Lagoon at sunset when this magnificent salt lake changes colour, from mauve to pink to purple.

Port Gregory: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Hampton Road Heritage Walk


The Hampton Road Heritage Walk presents a unique opportunity to explore historically significant buildings in the town of Northampton. Start your visit at the old Police Station, which now houses the Northampton Visitor Centre, where you can pick up a guide to the walk.

Examine the fine construction work of many of the buildings which are believed to have been built by convicts. Step back in time with a tour of the Chiverton House Museum to learn about the life of miners in the late 1800s.

Visit Our Lady in Ara Coeli Church and Convent of the Sacred Heart which were designed by Monsignor John Hawes, a prominent and respected architect and priest who was responsible for many significant buildings in this region.

Saunter through the Gwalla Church and cemetery ruins, the Mary Street Railway Precinct and the Motors and Machinery Shed.

The walk through Northampton can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a day or more to explore depending on what you'd like to visit.

Northampton is 50 kilometres north of Geraldton or five hours drive north of Perth and has been classified as a historic town by the National Trust.




Hampton Road
Northampton, WA, 6535

Located 7.5K from Port Gregory

Chiverton House Museum


Chiverton House Museum captures the essence of life in the late 1800s for the miners at Geraldine Lead Mine. Wander through this quaint stone building to see a range of interesting historical items. Step outside and visit the newly constructed machinery shed housing old farming machinery and vintage cars. It is also worth checking out the old stables, butcher building and two stone wells.

Chiverton House is believed to have been built by convicts which is particularly significant as it would make it one of the last buildings built by convicts in Western Australia.

Located in Northampton, five hours drive north of Perth and just north of Geraldton, Chiverton House Museum is one of three significant historical sites in the small mining town. Whilst in the area be sure to visit the Church of St Mary in Ara Coeli and the ruins of Gwalla Church.




80 Hampton Road
Northampton, WA, 6535

Located 9.1K from Port Gregory

Horrocks Beach


Horrocks Beach is a popular and picturesque swimming beach in the beautiful seaside town of Horrocks. Enjoy swimming, fishing, beach combing or indulge in a range of water activities. During late spring, visit the specially constructed platform to look out for Humpback whales on their migration south.

You can swim out to the pontoon that is anchored during the summer months. If you are partial to fishing, then be sure to try your luck on the jetty. The bay is surrounded by coral reef where you can take a walk along the reef and neighbouring rock pools during low tide to investigate the diverse marine life.

Alternatively, if relaxing is all you want to do, soak up the sun on the white sandy beach while the children play in the nearby adventure playground.

Located 22 kilometres north west of Northampton, 45 minutes drive north of Geraldton or four and a half hours north of Perth, Horrocks is a stunning place to visit with plenty to do for the whole family.




Glance Street,
via Horrocks Road
Horrocks, WA, 6535

Located 21.5K from Port Gregory

Oakabella Homestead


This charming 1860s heritage-listed beautifully restored Oakabella Homestead, together with its original unique barn and restored shearing shed, sits on 1,000 acres of lush farmland only 30 kilometres north of Geraldton.

Join a tour of the homestead and mini museum containing early farm machinery, equipment and an impressive display of relics found on site including a mid-1800s bottle collection, Indigenous artefacts and historic farm utensils.

You can enjoy Devonshire tea and light lunches in the caf? in air-conditioned comfort or simply stroll through the shearing shed and stables, along the creek and past the scenic gorge and waterfall.




Lot 4 Starling Road,
Oakabella
Northampton, WA, 6535

Located 24.2K from Port Gregory

Port Gregory: Travel Tips

Northampton Visitor Centre


During your visit feel free to stop by the Northampton Visitor Centre and pick up a souvenir, postcards or simply some information about the local area.

The visitor centre is located opposite the council offices on Hampton Road, Northampton in the 'Old Police Station', a building of heritage significance.

If you would like some help booking a bus trip, some information about local accommodation or other local attractions please don't hesitate to contact the centre. All the staff at the Northampton Visitor Centre hope to see you soon!




Hampton Road
Northampton, WA, 6535

Located 7.6K from Port Gregory

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