Being described as an isolated desert town on the TV show House Rules recently sent our city into mad frenzy. So I’m here to let you know more about the wonderful city we call home, and three of the many reasons we used to frequently holiday here.
If you are a fan or viewer of the TV show House Rules then you will probably have heard of our wonderful city, and if you haven’t then I am here to share some of Geraldton WA with you (for Kidspot’s Voices of 2015 Put Yourself on the Map Challenge).
Geraldton is a coastal city located 424 kilometres north of Perth with a growing population of over 40,000 people.
Let me share some places we like to go as a family to have fun, relax and create memories .
Family Fun for us includes:
A picnic, fish and chips or a BBQ at the foreshore
With such a beautiful backdrop and plenty of room to kick the ball around or have a game of beach cricket it really is a great place to get together.
Water play in the water playground or a play in one of the playgrounds on the foreshore with Miss Moo(2)
There are three great playgrounds to explore on the foreshore. One toddler friendly playground with a fence around it. Sunday morning coffee is often consumed here while Miss Moo explores in safety.
The larger playground is surrounded by grassed areas so that children can explore and play while parents are nearby.
The water playground is a great place for family water fun during warmer weather and is often used by young children to ride their bikes during winter.
Swimming in the ocean, sand castle building and for whoever is up for the challenge – a swim out to one of the pontoons anchored approx 25m from the shore.
A walk to the new Esplanade viewing platform to take a look at the great view of the whole foreshore coastline.
Watching the Big ships come into the port.
We never tire of watching the cargo ships being ferried in by the Tug boats. The ships horns can be heard from most places in Geraldton.
We love the beach
With so many great beaches to choose from we are pretty spoilt in Geraldton.
Fishing, Surfing , sandcastle building or just enjoying the calming effect that being close to the ocean brings.
A short 20km drive from Geraldton is all it took for us to enjoy an afternoon of wildlife discovery recently. It is a privately owned park which rescues & rehabilitates Australian Wildlife. The wildlife park is home to many different animals including Douglas the salt water crocodile who originally came from the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile park in Broome. Even the prehistoric animals had Miss moo engaged. More information about the Parks opening hours can be found on their webpage here.
Geraldton , not an isolated town but a great city .