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Batavia Coast Review

A drive along this part of the coast, which starts at Greenhead, 285 km (178 miles) north of Perth, and runs up to Kalbarri, takes you past white sands and emerald seas, and some lovely small towns. Among them are the fig-shaded, seaside village of Dongara and the more northerly Central Greenough Historical Settlement, whose restored colonial buildings—including a jail with original leg irons—date from 1858. A few miles north is Geraldton, whose skyline is dominated by the beautiful Byzantine St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Its redevloped foreshore playground is great for kids; also worth a visit is the haunting HMAS Sydney II Memorial, which is recognized as the only national War Mermorial outside of Canberra, offering expansive views. The huge Batavia Coast Marina has a pedestrian plaza, shopping arcades, and the fascinating Western Australian Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the Batavia, a Dutch vessel shipwrecked in 1629.

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  • Address: Batavia Coast, WA
  • Location: Perth
Updated: 01-15-2014

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