Located 425 km north of Perth in Australia’s Coral Coast region, Geraldton is a prominent up-and-comer for families looking for a laid back lifestyle in the warm weather.
With a population exceeding 32,000 people, Geraldton is WA’s fourth largest town and the largest regional city north of Perth. Growing at rapid speed, Geraldton has quickly become a favourite with new residents and tourists alike.
Easily accessible from Perth, there are two main routes when travelling to Geraldton. Take the 4.5 hour drive via the direct route on the Brand Highway, or a more scenic journey along the Indian Ocean Drive, which includes some iconic experiences such as the unique Pinnacles Desert in Cervantes and skydiving and sea lion charters in Jurien Bay – and that’s just getting there!
Activities and Amenities for All
From coastline to inland, there’s a huge variety of things to see and do in Geraldton. Known for its hot summers and warm winters, it’s the perfect destination with its magical beaches, rich history and heritage, great shopping and colourful arts and culture scene.
With its thriving arts culture, including several galleries, the Queens Park Theatre and a rising urban and street art presence, Geraldton is known for its great selection of cultural haunts around town, especially in the City Centre. There are also plenty of social events to circle in your calendar, including Food and Wine Expos all year round.
A watersport enthusiast’s playground, Geraldton is known for its abundance of majestic beaches. The warm winds make it the perfect place for windsurfing and kiteboarding and the winter waves turn the ocean into a surfer’s paradise.Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding is fast becoming a favourite among locals and if you’re looking for something a bit different, try your hand at a SUP yoga class.
There’s also a great offering of sensational dining experiences in Geraldton, from top quality restaurants overlooking the waterfront to award winning fish and chip shops. So be sure to sample the fresh local produce, especially the fish and lobster that comes in fresh from the pristine waters straight to your plate.
Time to Relocate to Geraldton
A growing regional city, there’s never been a better time to build your first home in Geraldton. With the Port of Geraldton a major west coast seaport, the city is an important centre for regional mining, fishing, wheat, sheep and tourist industries. There is also a great selection of schools from primary to secondary in both state and private, making it an excellent location for a young family. A variety of choices regarding transport, including the public bus service and taxi service, getting around Geraldton has never been easier.
So if you’re wanting a smaller city vibe that is humming with activity and amenities that cater to all types of lifestyles, maybe it’s time to move to Geraldton. SmoothStart can get you into your first home easier, and from just $350 a week, our house and land packages are more affordable than ever before. Simply start by telling us your budget and we’ll introduce you to our trusted network of brokers who will work with you on obtaining finance. Then by choosing your block of land in Geraldton or in the Mid-West, we can then help you build your dream first home.
If you’re looking to work with a home builder you can rely on, contact us today. We have earned the trust of thousands of WA families and have the track record to prove it.