coral coast

Coral Coast

Welcome to Australia's Coral Coast

A home to gentle whale sharks, dramatic gorges, wildflower carpets, and Pat Batten who, in 1972, raised eyebrows by wearing a homemade hot pink lace ensemble to an Army Ball: an outfit you can see for yourself when visiting the Chapman Valley.

There are more curiosities to be revealed as you wind up the coast, from an old telephone switchboard in Mingenew to a rusty red bus in Exmouth – a town US President Lyndon B Johnson once called a “unique experiment in bi-national living”.

Discover it all on your next road trip up the WA Coral Coast.

Coral Coast collections

Lighthouse keeper's cottage

Geraldton Historical Society houses its collection in the delightful Bluff Point Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage - a whitewashed building which served as the home of the Geraldton lighthouse keeper and...

Treasure trove of historical records

The City of Greater Geraldton’s Local History Collection holds a treasure trove of material recording the region’s colourful past. From research documents and historical books to photos, oral history...

Step back in time

Stroll through the historic buildings of Central Greenough, close your eyes, and imagine the settlement as it once was, bustling with school children, shop keepers, policemen, magistrates, school...

Artistic heart of Geraldton

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery houses its vibrant and ever-changing mix of collections in what was formerly Geraldton’s Town Hall, built in 1907. The gallery’s traditional exterior belies a modern...

A rollicking shipwreck and community past

This delightful collection of artefacts tells the story of Cervantes’ rich shipwreck history, its fishing past and the community that rolled up their sleeves and shaped their coastal township through...

A private collection of motorbikes in a loungeroom

One man's love of motorcycles led to an obsession. Ian Boyd started the collection because of his love for Vincent motorcycles, and constructed a new house and purpose built loungeroom to accommodate...

World-renowned windmills

Like many Mid West townships, Morawa’s history is a tale of agricultural development. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than the Morawa District Historical Society Museum. The museum is housed in...

Capturing Carnarvon's past

You’ll find the Carnarvon Local Studies library within the Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery building. This treasure-trove of local historical information provides an insight into the region’s...

Explore the Coral Coast

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Bank Gallery & The Exchange

4 & 8 Macpherson Street, Carnamah, WA 6517

Bindoon and Districts Historical Society

3 Teatree Rd, Bindoon, WA 6502

Birdwood Military Museum

Corner Forrest St & Chapman Rd, Geraldton, WA 6530

Carnamah Museum and Macpherson Homestead

10 Macpherson St, Carnamah, WA 6517

Carnarvon Library and Gallery

18 Egan St, Carnarvon, WA 6701

Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum

Mahony Ave, Carnarvon, WA 6701

Central Greenough - Cafe and Historic Settlement

Corner Brand Highway and McCartney Road, Greenough, WA 6532

Cervantes Historical Society

8 Weston Street, Cervantes, WA 6511

Chapman Valley Historical Society

15 East Terrace, Nanson, WA 6532

Chiverton House Museum

166 Hampton Rd, Northampton, WA 6535

City of Greater Geraldton Local History Collection

Geraldton Regional Library, 37 Marine Tce, Geraldton, WA 6530

Gascoyne Junction Museum

4 Scott St, Next to the Shire of Upper Gascoyne, Adjacent to the Gascoyne Junction CRC & Visitor Information Centre, Gascoyne Junction, WA 6705

Geraldton Historical Society

Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage, 355 Chapman Rd, Geraldton, WA 6530

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

24 Chapman Rd, Geraldton, WA 6530

Gravity Discovery Centre

1098 Military Road, Yeal, WA 6503

Greenough Museum and Gardens

11 Phillips Rd, Greenough, WA 6532

Irra Wangga Language Centre at Bundiyarra

Cnr Eastward and Blencowe Rds, Geraldton, WA 6530

Koobabbie Precinct

5 Main Street, Coorow, WA 6515

Mingenew Historical Society

Cnr Victoria Rd and King St, Mingenew, WA 6522

Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre

56 Cathedral Ave, Geraldton, WA 6530

Moora Historical Society

Clinch St, Moora, WA 6510

Morawa District Historical Society Museum

Cnr Prater and Gill Sts, Morawa, WA 6623

Motorbike Museum

Available on request, Jurien Bay, WA 6516

Mullewa Priest House

Doney St, Mullewa, WA 6630

Murchison Museum

Behind the Shire of Murchison building, 114 Carnarvon Mullewa Rd, Murchison, WA 6630

Museum of Geraldton

2 Museum Pl, Geraldton, WA 6530

Ningaloo Centre

2 Truscott Cres, Exmouth, WA 6707

Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre

Indian Ocean Highway, South of Cervantes, Cervantes, WA 6511

Walkaway Station Museum

Padbury Rd, Walkaway, WA 6528

Yalgoo Court House Museum

37 Gibbons Street, Yalgoo, WA 6635

Coral Coast collection highlights

Treasured shell house
Coral Coast
Carnamah Museum and Macpherson Homestead
‘Darnley Dixaline’ banjo brightened weary Australian soldiers
Coral Coast
Birdwood Military Museum
Manning mini restored
Coral Coast
Bindoon and Districts Historical Society
Hot pink lace ensemble
Coral Coast
Chapman Valley Historical Society
Shipwreck treasure
Coral Coast
Cervantes Historical Society
Guess what this is
Coral Coast
Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre
Aborginal storyteller’s life in the bush
Coral Coast
Irra Wangga Language Centre at Bundiyarra
Flood captured in art
Coral Coast
Greenough Museum and Gardens
Birds' egg collection
Coral Coast
Moora Historical Society
Bush kid turned international textile artist
Coral Coast
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
Project Eden
Coral Coast
Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre
Wildflower tourism emerges
Coral Coast
Irwin Districts Historical Society and Russ Cottage

While you're in the area

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Mandu Mandu Gorge
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Mandu Mandu Gorge
Mandu Mandu Gorge is great adventure for those interested in bushwalking...
Mandu Mandu Gorge, Cape Range National Park, WA 6707
Ningaloo Fly Fishing
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Ningaloo Fly Fishing
Brett Wolf has been a full time fishing guide for over 20 years. After...
exmouth, WA 6707
Peron Homestead
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Peron Homestead
Peron Homestead was a working pastoral station in the early 1900s. This...
Peron Homestead, via Peron Road, Francois Peron National Park, WA 6537
Turtle Nesting Season
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Turtle Nesting Season
The Ningaloo Coast is one of the world's major breeding areas for sea...
via Yardie Creek Road, Exmouth, WA 6707