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Carnarvon Heritage Precinct is home to the one mile jetty, lighthouse keepers cottage museum and Carnarvon tramway don't miss it when you are in town.

Central Greenough is a National Trust property and features the historic settlement complete with church, school, church hall and gaol. The site also has an excellent tearoom.

Geraldton is the major centre for the Mid West Region and has a number of beautiful and interesting heritage sites to visit. It also has many hotels and restaurants to make your stay in the region more comfortable. A great base to explore this great region which is known for it's spectacular wildflowers, authentic outback experiences and stunning coastline.

Geraldton Cathedral is the work of Monsignor Hawes who was a priest and architect stationed in the mid west in the early 1900's. Geraldton Cathedral was started in 1916 and is a beautiful building to explore.

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is located in the former Geraldton Town Hall and is open Tuesday to Sunday (check the website for times). The gallery has around 25 exhibitions per year ranging from local to international and is well worth a visit.

Lynton Convict Hiring Depot - Shire of Northampton, 10 km east of Port Gregory. This site is en route to Kalbarri and well worth a brief stop. It was built between 1853 and 1856. The convicts here were seen as being a way of starting a population and they were also used to build the road between Port Gregory and the Geraldine Lead Mine.

Museum WA Geraldton focuses on exhibitions relating to the Mid West. Some of the most exciting exhibits include the story of the Batavia which was wrecked on the Abrolhos in 1629 and there then followed a tale of murder, mayhem and mutiny. The museum also has an exhibition devoted to the sinking of the HMAS Sydney which was sunk off the coast of Western Australia, the exact location was only discovered in 2008.

Mullewa is one of the best places in the state to see wildflowers during the spring wildflower season.

Monsignor Hawes Heritage is famous throughout the mid west as the architect of many of its most beautiful religious buildings. The buildings are located throughout the region and a trail exists that gives you an insight into this fascinating man.

Northampton is an excellent day trip from Geraldton and has a number of interesting heritage sites and attractions.

Oakabella Homestead is located between Geraldton and Northampton and features a number of significant heritage buildings and a great tearoom.

Outback Pathways features three self drive trails that provide visitors with an insight into a number of aspects of outback life. The region has many authentic sites and experiences and will take you off the beaten track. A guide book and bonus CD is available to help you plan your trip.

Shark Bay is a World Heritage Site and is located around 830km from Perth. The area is rich in natural and cultural heritage experiences including the famous Monkey Mia Dolphins and the Dirk Hartog Landing, the site where the first Europeans landed in 1616.

To find out more visit Australia's Coral Coast

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