Hospitality, Tourism and Retail

As part of Australia’s Coral Coast, Greater Geraldton is host to an abundance of unique flora, fauna, landscapes and coast, along with vast swathes of unspoilt, remote land that offer enormous tourism potential. Tourism is growing rapidly, with high-quality accommodation and services on offer for visitors ranging from RV tourers to adventure-seeking kite surfers and high-end business executives.

A diverse range of regional centres and villages supports these assets, with each offering a unique experience to both visitors and residents.

The Region is heavily focused on realising the potential of its assets and unique experiences through development of collaborative relationships with local, national, and international industry partners and tourism agencies.

Opportunities have been identified to capture demand locally in hospitality, tourism and retail supply chains in industries such as:

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Current investment opportunities in this sector include:

Badingarra National Park

Description: Badgingarra National Park is 13,108 ha and features high breakaway country overlooking low undulating sandplains. The park is renowned for its incredible diversity of indigenous and rare wild flowers.

Investment structures will include:

Project Status: Investor ready

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Coalseam Conservation Park

Coalseam Conservation Park is a small reserve rich in history and geology. It is the site of the first mined coal deposit in Western Australia, and exposed bands of coal seams can still be seen, along with the siltstones, claystones and sandstones that stripe the cliff faces and reveal 250 million years of geological history. Due to its rugged topography Coalseam Conservation Park has remained uncleared and is now a pocket of wilderness in the surrounding open farmland.

Investment Structure will include:

Project Stage: Investor Ready

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Kalbarri National Park

Kalbarri National Park is one of Western Australia’s best known parks, with its scenic gorges though red and white banded sandstone and its soaring coastal cliffs. The Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 km gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window, The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of the town and river mouth at Meanarra Hill.

Investment types include:

Project Stage: Investor ready

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Lesueur National Park         

Lesueur National Park is one of the most important flora conservation reserves in Western Australia. It erupts into colour in late winter and spring as the park’s diverse flora flowers, making it a paradise for wildflower enthusiasts. It is home to over 900 plant species, 10% of Western Australia’s known flora. Landforms in the park vary from salt lakes and remnant coastal dunes in the north west through to laterite ridges in the east.

Investment types include:

Project Stage: Investor Ready

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Nambung National Park

Nambung National Park has thousands of huge limestone pillars which rise from the shifting yellow sands of the Pinnacles Desert, resembling a landscape from a science fiction movie.

Investment structure include:

Project Stage: Investor Ready

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Tathra National Park

Tathra National Park contains over 2,600 species of plants.

Investment types include:

Project Stage: Investor Ready

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Watheroo National Park

Watheroo National Park covers a total span of 44,32 4ha and is home to the Jingemia Cave.

Investment types include:

Project Stage: Investor Ready

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Abrolhos Activation (General)

A total of 122 islands make up the pristine Houtman Abrolhos Islands located just 60km off the Geraldton coast.  They are accessible via aircraft and boat.  Known for the tragic Batavia story, the Islands are also recognised for cray fishing, snorkelling, photography and bird watching - the Abrolhos Islands are truly spectacular.

The opening up of the Islands as a world class tourism attraction is a key priority for Growing Greater Geraldton Tourism.

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