Shore Leave is the ultimate seafood festival. Taking place in Geraldton Western Australia, Shore Leave celebrates all things seafood, culture, food and adventure that make the Midwest region unique. The name Shore Leave is a nod to the rich maritime history and the connotations of holiday, leisure and adventure synonymous with the region.

Shore Leave’s program is stacked with a host of delicious and fun events that will open up Geraldton to visitors and locals alike, with a bustling seafood market, marine discovery tours, live local music, an amateur lobster cook off and one of the festival’s highlight events, the Midwest Paddock to Plate featuring Australian food icon Matt Moran.

The festival also hosts one of the most unique dining experiences in Western Australia with the Abrolhos Long Table Lunch. Join them for a once in a lifetime dining experience on the unspoilt Abrolhos Islands with guest Chef, Brendan Pratt curating a world class seafood menu paired with premium Vasse Felix wines.

April 2023

  • Thursday 27th
  • Friday 28th
  • Saturday 29th
  • Sunday 30th


  • Walks
  • Art & Culture
  • Food & Wine
  • History & Heritage
  • Nature & Wildlife