Hutt Lagoon, Yallabatharra WA, Australia
Known for being all shades of pink and purple, Hutt Lagoon is a short drive from us here at the park and certainly won’t disappoint in terms of views. Hutt Lagoon is also known as The Pink Lake and gains its unique colouring from carotenoid-producing algae, which is a source of B-carotene, a food-colouring agent and source of vitamin A.
Hutt Lagoon is constantly changing in vibrancy depending on the time of day, month and cloud coverage – so every time you see it, it will be slightly different! It’s best to visit the Pink Lake in the morning or at sunset.
This is definitely a must-see when you are in the Midwest.
Houtman Abrolhos WA 6530, Australia
Houtman Abrolhos Islands
The Houtman Abrolhos Islands are 122 islands and associated coral reefs that are an archipelago with crystal blue waters and an abundance of sea life make a visit to the Islands a must for all visitors! Located approximately 60km off the Geraldton coast, the Islands comprise of three major groups, the Wallabi, Easter and Pelsaert groups stretching from north to south across 100 kilometres of ocean.
Known for the tragic Batavia Story, the Islands are also popular for cray fishing, pearls and the bird and marine life. The Islands and their surrounding reef communities are a meeting place for tropical and temperate sea life, forming one of the State’s unique marine areas.
HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Gummer Avenue, Geraldton WA, Australia
HMAS Sydney ll Memorial
Geraldton’s premier site for honouring the 645 Australian sailors who were lost off the Western Australian coast during the World War II battle with German ship HSK Kormoran. The HMAS Sydney II Memorial is the second memorial to be recognised of national significance outside the Australian capital city of Canberra.
The Geraldton Voluntary Tour Guides Association offer a daily tour at 10.30am, taking in the five elements steeped in symbolism. No booking is necessary for the tour, but should you require a group booking please contact the Geraldton Visitor Centre.
Mullewa WA, Australia
There are more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in Western Australia and Mullewa is home to one of the largest varieties! The wildflower season kicks off in July and goes through until October.
There are a number of places you can see wildflowers in and around Geraldton including Chapman River Regional Park, Mills Point Lookout, Mullewa and Coalseam Conservation Park.