Tourism Geraldton Mid West (TGMW) is a member-based cooperative with an industry-led Board of Directors. Our purpose is to raise the profile of tourism in the Mid West region of Western Australia by influencing the development of attractions, assisting Members in achieving long-term success, and advocating on behalf of our Members.
TGMW’s key stakeholders include local tourism operators and businesses, Government, and the broader community.
Our current Members represent a range of industries, including creative producers, local businesses, primary producers, restaurants, retail, tourism operators, and individual community members.
TGMW delivers value by:
- providing a forum to educate Members
- identify common issues
- advocacy on behalf of members
- shaping the future tourism in the region by
- contributing and supporting the development of attractions and infrastructure.
If you want to be part of the Mid West tourism movement, join TGMW and click on the member application form here.
About the Mid West
The Mid West region covers nearly one-fifth of Western Australia! It spans around 478,000 square kilometres and is defined by three sub-regions: the Batavia Coast, Murchison, and North Midlands.
The Mid West’s sprawling landmass offers some diverse and breathtaking treasures, for visitors and locals alike; long stretches of white shores, turquoise beaches, scenic sand plains, wildflowers and an expansive outback.
Recent upgrades to the Geraldton Foreshore, Kalbarri National Park, the Wildflower Way and Dongara-Port Denison are all contributing to provide a varied and rich visitor experience in the Mid West.
Whether you can re-trace your family connection to the Mid West back through the generations, or if you’re new to the region, we encourage you to take a fresh look at the Mid West and uncover some unique and memorable experiences.
27 - 30 APRIL 2023
Shore Leave takes place annually in and around Geraldton, Western Australia. It is the ultimate culinary and culture festival of the Mid West region! Shore Leave celebrates the culture, food, and unique experiences that make the Mid West a must-see tourist destination.
The name “Shore Leave” highlights the rich maritime history of the region and elicits images of holiday, enjoyment, and adventure.
Seafood is definitely the cornerstone of this festival with a program packed with a seafood market, marine tours, and dishes with local crayfish or western rock lobster as the hero. One of the most unique dining experiences in Western Australia takes place during Shore Leave – the Abrolhos Long Table lunch – enjoy the magical Abrolhos Islands with guest Chef Brendan Pratt who has created a world class seafood menu paired exquisitely with Vasse Felix wines.
Not a fan of seafood? No problem! Shore Leave’s program also features live music, artworks, guided tours, and the Mid West Paddock to Plate featuring Matt Moran, an Australian food icon. There is ‘shorely’ something for everyone to enjoy whether you’re a local or visitor to the Mid West.
Dig into the 2023 festival events here and see for yourself what the Mid West has to offer!
Introducing our NEW Member Engagement Coordinator!
Tourism Geraldton Mid West has welcomed our Member Engagement Coordinator, Lynn, onboard this year!
Lynn’s role is to assist TGMW Members in becoming more involved with the developing tourism opportunities in the Mid West.
Through this new role, TGMW will:
- engage with the Mid West business and tourism community and support their involvement in key tourism initiatives and events,
- coordinate communications between local tourism operators, stakeholders, and different industries, and
- review tourism assets in the Mid West region and identify potential opportunities to raise the profile of tourism in the Mid West.
You will see Lynn at events around the Mid West this year to help facilitate collaboration and advocate on behalf of TGMW Members to address common issues in the Mid West. If you have a suggestion or some feedback you would like to voice, please contact Lynn at email@example.com today!
We’re keen to hear feedback and ideas from tourism operators and businesses in the Mid West region. Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon.