Passengers cruise in
The mega-yacht L’Austral will dock at Geraldton Port today. The 142m long, 10,700-tonne cruise ship can accommodate 264 passengers and 139 crew.
Taking the tropical tour of Australia, the cruise began in Sydney, stopped in Fremantle, and was expected to have a nine-hour stay in Geraldton today.
After L’Austral leaves Geraldton, the ship will head north to Exmouth, the Kimberley and Queensland before sailing back to the country’s southeast.
Mayor Shane Van Styn said cruise passengers
would have a range of things to do in Geraldton before the ship left for Exmouth at 6pm.
“There is so much to do and see here in Geraldton and passengers off the cruise ships are always raving about the sites,” he said.
“Our wonderful meet-and-greet volunteers are always on hand to assist visitors.”
A Geraldton Visitor Centre spokeswoman said the best place to view the L’Austral’s departure at 6pm, was from the Esplanade.