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What fun activities will be happening in Geraldton this Easter break and school holidays

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After the non-event that was last Easter, West Australians are about to hit the road this long weekend for a well-deserved road trip through Geraldton and the Mid West. Here’s your guide to what’s happening.

Easter services

On Good Friday, Lighthouse Uniting Church will meet at 9am, St Francis Xavier Cathedral at 10am and 3pm, Geraldton Baptist Church at 10am, Sun City Christian Centre at 10am, and Geraldton Anglican Cathedral at 8am and 10am. There will be services on Easter Sunday at Lighthouse Uniting Church at 9am, St Francis Xavier Cathedral at 7.30am, 9.30am and 6pm, Geraldton Baptist Church at 10am, Sun City Christian Centre at 10am, and Geraldton Anglican Cathedral at 8am and 10am.

Markets galore

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Spend Easter Sunday perusing stalls at the Platform Markets at Geraldton Railway Station, 65 Chapman Road from 8am-noon. Markets are also running from 8am-noon in Jurien Bay’s Fauntleroy Park on Sunday. If you are in Kalbarri on Easter Monday, head down to the foreshore from 8.30am to check out the community markets.

Activities for kids

Head to Stow Gardens at 5pm on Saturday for an Easter egg hunt hosted by Midwest Adventure Tours. Tickets are $20, and make sure you book ahead. Easter mini golf runs at Northgate Shopping Centre from 11am- 2pm on Saturday. The Museum of Geraldton’s April school holiday program starts on Saturday, with spy- themed activities for kids of all ages.

Sightseeing

Snap some photos in front of the Point Moore lighthouse, check out the HMAS Sydney II Memorial, stroll along the Beresford foreshore, take in the views from Mills Point Lookout, try to spot some sea lions from the Esplanade, and enjoy the street art across the CBD.

Water activities

Coronation Beach, Point More and the Mahomets Flats Back Beach are popular spots for windsurfing and kitesurfing, with conditions for stand up paddle boarding, swimming and diving. St George’s Beach has good windsurfing, with kayaks often spotted. Glenfield Beach is a favourite for snorkelling, surfing, fishing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. Pages Beach is great for swimming and fishing.

Walking trails

Chapman River Regional Park and the Greenough River Nature Walk are full of beautiful flora and fauna. There are marked walking trails through Marine Terrace, the West End and Bluff Point. The Mullewa Bushland Trail is about an hour’s drive from Geraldton.

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