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Event – Shore Leave Festival Geraldton -27 April 2022

We had a lot of interest when we first suggested this event and Annette managed to grab the last 15 ferry tickets for the Abrolhos long table lunch.
We booked 10 immediately and now we have 5 left. The accommodation is at the Mantra in Geraldton and all rooms are 2 bed/2 bath apartments. We have one superior apartment left and 1 Harbour view apartment. One of these rooms will need to be twin share (3 in entire apartment) to use up our 15 places.

So here is the package, which also includes a number of free events in town to fill in your time. Full details below.

  • 4 nights accommodation at Mantra in 2 bed/2 bath apartment (min 2 people per apartment)
  • Boat transfer to the Abrolhos Long Table Lunch: 28th April 11am – 3pm
  • Midwest Paddock to Plate: 29th April 6-9.30pm
  • Bob’s Ginstronomy: 30th April 6.30 – 10.30pm

The price is $1895 pp own room but sharing 2 bed/2 bath apartment. Or can upgrade to Harbour view superior at $2015 pp. Twin cost in one room for Superior is $1595 pp

***Please note price does not include transportation to Geraldton. Apartments include free parking

Once our group is confirmed we suggest sharing emails with each other so you can make plans together and stay in touch. You might like to arrange a meetup at a restaurant on the first night to meet the rest of the group, or maybe meet socially in Perth first?

Abrolhos long lunch

Join us 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.
This is a full day of world class seafood, wine and adventure.
Choose from a choice of transfer options to the islands and let us take care of the rest.
Dietary options – This event showcases the abundant seafood present in the Abrolhos region. Whilst we can accommodate some dietary requests this is a seafood event & guests with any seafood related allergies should consider this carefully when deciding whether to purchase a ticket.

Departure time will be 7.30am sharp from Geraldton (check in starts at 7:00am) – details of all transfer times will be sent to guests ahead of the event. The return boat back to Geraldton will leave East Wallabi Island around 3.30pm

Paddock to Plate

The spotlight will be on local produce at the Midwest Paddock to Plat with a ladened menu that features local producers including, Bookara goats cheese, Red Lime Jones granola, Block 275 canola oil, Abrolhos Island scallops, and meats sourced by local butchers.
Guests will be treated to a world class menu curated by some of WA’s best Chefs including: Brendan Pratt, Melissa Palinkas, Stephen Watson, and Jenny Lam all coming together to create four courses that celebrate the fantastic produce of the Midwest region. With paired Vasse Felix wines, WA beverages, and live interviews with each chef this is an event not to be missed!


The art of pairing food with gin” Bobs Boutique Bar at The Gerald Apartment Hotel
Locally renowned chef Portia Bodycoat from Verve Cartel is pairing decadent and delicious sophisticated luxe cuisine with the signature style and flavour of four Western Australian Gins. Mingle in the intimate atmosphere of Bob’s Boutique Bar and relax as you are served canapés paired perfectly with a variety of gin tastings, cocktails and infusions. Join us and experience a night like no other.

About Portia Bodycoat from Verve Cartel:
Once, there was a beautiful restaurant in a beautiful town called The Indigo Room. This is where the magic started for me in Geraldton. Since then I’ve met the most darling man & have given life to two incredible daughters. Over the following years, I have spent time dreaming of my next “something”, my next daring adventure.

And now…Verve Cartel.
Verve Cartel is about celebrating life & living for the moment. It’s about cooking for my family & friends, old & new, sharing beautiful homewares, making people feel welcome and enjoying exquisite food. This exciting business is the culmination of all those things that make me smile & bring me joy. It’s everything about heart…and food. Always food. Be flamboyant, snort laugh & laugh loud.


Deposit required is $400 p/person. Please note deposit will be non refundable unless we can find someone to take your place (then only a $55 fee will apply and the balance refunded) I am sure would be no problem to fill any places based on the initial response.

This is not escorted from Perth so you will need to make your own way to Geraldton.