Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Geraldton

Geraldton

Surrounded by beaches, sun-drenched Geraldton in Western Australia is a thriving city facing the Indian Ocean. Located on the Coral Coast, the city has a friendly country town feel but is infused local history and cultural heritage. View more

Like many coastal towns, the dining and café culture is superb and the choice of which restaurant to choose is a happy dilemma for most travellers!Celebrated for its annual display of spectacular wildflowers, Geraldton’s flora attracts visitors from all regions, with guides taking tourists on as much as 300 mile/500 kilometre round trips in order to make sure that they receive the best possible experience. A haven for visitors especially during the cooler months, the views differ year-in year-out and vary greatly depending on the rainfall. Whole fields become blanketed in colour and rare plants, such as the wreath-flower, burst into splendorous bloom. The well-informed guides keep a track of what is flowering where and visitors only have to ask to be pointed in the right direction. With over 300 species of native plants, it is only expected that insects and birds are attracted to the area. Over 120 types of bird have been classified as well as 22 types of reptile and seven types of frog. Happily, the iconic kangaroo also makes the plains their home, so visitors can expect a real Aussie welcome if they happen upon one!

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Exkursionen in Geraldton

Explore one of the largest fishing communities in Australia during this half-day sightseeing excursion to historic Geraldton.


Geraldton Sights and HMAS Sydney Memorial

Depart the pier for a sightseeing drive through Geraldton, a picturesque seaside town with a Mediterranean climate. Along the way, learn about the history of one of Australia's largest fishing communities and explore its local landmarks. Stop at the HMAS Sydney Memorial. Located on Mt. Scott, this memorial remembers Australia's biggest naval tragedy, and the 645 men that went down with the HMAS Sydney in 1941. After decades of searching, the wreck of the ship was finally found in March 2008 off the coast of Shark Bay.


St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

Visit the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Upon arrival, see the church's metallic dome and take a guided tour of its splendid interior. Monsignor John Hawes, a parish priest turned architect, designed this and many other area churches.


Western Australia Museum

Your last stop is at the Western Australia Museum. During your guided tour, explore major early shipwrecks located in the region, Including the Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp and Zeewijk, and the discovery of the HMAS Sydney. The museum also features interactive displays highlighting the local Aboriginal culture and surrounding natural environment. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the brief transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately one mile (about 1.6 kilometres), at time over uneven surfaces and slight inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection. The tour sequence may vary. The coach supply in Geraldton is limited; the standard of coaches in Geraldton may not be of the same standard encountered in larger ports around Australia. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Kalabarri National Park

Experience the rustic natural splendour of Kalbarri National Park and the Coastal Gorges during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Kalbarri National Park

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.75-hour drive to Kalbarri National Park, with a comfort stop in Northampton en route. One of the most-visited National Parks in Western Australia, Kalbarri National Park spans over 460,000 acres (186,000 hectares) and is located on the lower reaches of the Murchison River. Over time, this river has carved the landscape to create deep, awe-inspiring gorges spanning 50 miles (80 kilometres) and extending all the way out to the sea.


Hawk's Head Lookout and Murchison River

Your first stop is at the Hawk's Head Lookout, which offers enthralling panoramic views of the Murchison River. Rugged red rocks colliding with the tranquil water below, along with graceful river gums, provide a lush contrast to the harsh terrain. Throughout the winter and spring, almost 800 species of native wildflowers bloom in the Kalbarri National Park and surrounding areas. Morning tea is served whilst marvelling at your colourful surroundings. Following your visit, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch in Kalbarri Town. After lunch, a visit is made to three vista points along the Coastal Gorges.


Coastal Gorges

The Coastal Gorges comprise a truly dramatic coastline formed by the continual pounding of the ocean against the cliffs. View the splendour of the endless cliffs stretching south from Natural Bridge Lookout. Feel the exhilaration of the wind and the waves as you stand suspended over the ocean from the safety of the Castle Cove Lookout. From June to November, the migration of majestic humpback whales and their calves may be observed as they swim and leap only meters from the cliffs. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the approximately two-hour return drive to Geraldtown, with a comfort stop in Northampton. En route, drive along winding coastal roads overlooking the Pink Lakes and Lynton Historic Convict Settlement before returning to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 280 yards (256 metres), at times over uneven surfaces and slight inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. The coach supply in Geraldton is limited; the standard of coaches in Geraldton may not be of the same standard encountered in larger ports around Australia. The tour sequence may vary.

Oakabella Homestead & Outback Brew-BQ

Embrace the splendid beauty, history and flavours of Western Australia during this half-day excursion to the Oakabella Homestead and Chapman Valley Winery.


Oakabella Pioneering Homestead

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Oakabella Homestead. En route, take a brief city tour and pass by the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. The Oakabella Homestead exudes historical charm and beautiful scenery, and offers a fascinating look into the past and present life of a functional western Australian farm. Built in 1860, the site includes a 13-room homestead, cookhouse, barn, shearing shed, stables, and blacksmith's workshop. The museum on the property has an impressive display of relics found onsite, including a mid-1800s bottle collection, Indigenous artefacts and historic farm utensils.


Next, enjoy a Burnt Barrel BREWBQ which welcomes all guests to enjoy a truly unique experience, right here in Nanson, Western Australia! Taste some Slow and Low Smoked Kansas-City Style BBQ, coupled with cold beers and ciders brewed onsite.


At the conculsion of the tour, re-board your vehicle for the short drive back to the pier to re-join the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 600 yards (about 549 metres), at times over uneven surfaces and slight inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection. The coach supply in Geraldton is limited; the standard of coaches in Geraldton may not be of the same standard encountered in larger ports around Australia. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Abrolhos Islands Scenic Flight - Half Day

Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of the Abrolhos Islands during this half-day flight-seeing excursion, and a visit to East Wallabi Island.


Abrolhos Islands Flight-seeing

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the airfield. Upon arrival, meet your pilots, receive your safety instructions and learn about the Abrolhos Islands, their history and fishing industry. Next, board your plane and begin your approximately 45-minute flight--seeing excursion. Your route offers breathtaking views overlooking beautiful Geraldton City, the three main groups of the Abrolhos Islands, Pelseart, Easter and Wallabi, their surrounding reef communities and the 122 islands extending from north-to-south across 62 miles (100 kilometres).


During your flight, the pilots point out the pearl farms, historic church on Basile Island, brightly-coloured fisherman camps, and assorted marine life that includes sharks, manta rays, dolphins and seasonal migratory whales. In addition, fly over the wreck of the Zeewijk in 1727 and the Batavia in 1629, as well as Webbie Hayes' Fort, the oldest European building in Australia.


East Wallabi Island Snorkelling or Nature Walk

Your tour continues with a visit to East Wallabi Island. Upon landing, take a short guided stroll to picturesque Turtle Bay for morning tea. Afterward, you may opt to participate in a guided snorkelling session, or take a leisurely guided stroll in search of local bird-life, wallabies, osprey and sea eagle nests, and lizards, crabs and spiders.


Following your visit to East Wallabi Island, head back to your plane and commence the approximately 45-minute return flight to Geraldton. En route, pass over Long and Beacon islands, the wreck of the Batavia and the Geelvink Channel before returning to the airstrip. Upon arrival, re-board your coach for the brief transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and walking for approximately one mile (about 1.6 kilometres) over uneven ground and concrete surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and plane. Walking on the island is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, and a towel from the ship. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Basic snorkelling equipment may be provided on the island. Sightings of wildlife and marine-life are not guaranteed. Due to weight restrictions, the maximum weight of each guest must not exceed 286 pounds (130 kilograms). The tour sequence may vary. The coach supply in Geraldton is limited; the standard of coaches in Geraldton may not be of the same standard encountered in larger ports around Australia. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Approximate time spent exploring the island is 1.25 hours.

Abrolhos Islands Scenic Flight - Full Day

Experience the stunning beauty of the Abrolhos Islands during this full-day flight-seeing excursion, and a visit to East Wallabi Island.


Abrolhos Islands Flight-seeing

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the airfield. Upon arrival, meet your pilots, receive your safety instructions and learn about the Abrolhos Islands, their history and fishing industry. Next, board your plane and begin your approximately 75-minute flight--seeing excursion. Your route offers breathtaking views overlooking beautiful Geraldton City, the three main groups of the Abrolhos Islands, Pelseart, Easter and Wallabi, their surrounding reef communities and some of the 122 islands extending from north-to-south across 62 miles (100 kilometres).


During your flight, the pilots point out the pearl farms, historic church on Basile Island, brightly-coloured fisherman camps, and assorted marine life that includes sharks, manta rays, dolphins and seasonal migratory whales. In addition, fly over the wreck of the Zeewijk in 1727 and the Batavia in 1629, as well as Webbie Hayes' Fort, the oldest European building in Australia.


East Wallabi Island Snorkelling and Nature Walk

Your tour continues with a visit to East Wallabi Island. Upon landing, take a short guided stroll to picturesque Turtle Bay for morning tea, then proceed for a guided snorkelling session to marvel at the spectacular marine life and coral reefs. After lunch, take a guided nature walk in search of the local bird-life, wallabies, osprey and sea eagle nests, and lizards, crabs and spiders.


Returning to the beach, some time is made available for another swim, beach-combing or just relaxing before heading back to the plane and commencing your approximately 45-minute flight back to Geraldton. En route, pass over Long and Beacon islands, the wreck of the Batavia and the Geelvink Channel before returning to the airstrip. Upon arrival, re-board your coach for the brief transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and walking for approximately one mile (about 1.6 kilometres) over uneven ground and concrete surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and plane. Walking on the island is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, and a towel from the ship. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Basic snorkelling equipment may be provided on the island. Sightings of wildlife and marine-life are not guaranteed. Due to weight restrictions, the maximum weight of each guest must not exceed 286 pounds (130 kilograms). The coach supply in Geraldton is limited; the standard of coaches in Geraldton may not be of the same standard encountered in larger ports around Australia. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Approximate time spent exploring the island is 5 hours.