The Camino San Francisco  2022 will commence at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Geraldton  
at 3pm on Friday 29 July.


The bus will be located in the Cathedral Car Park accessed from Maitland St.  You are encouraged to make arrangements to be dropped off as the carpark is not secure and there will be limited space.

Walking the Labyrinth


Before departing from the Cathedral there will be an opportunity for pilgrims to 'switch on' to the Camino by walking the unique labyrinth located in the forecourt of the Cathedral.

Camino Shell and Passport

After this, you will be issued with your Pilgrim Shell and Camino Passport,  with  your first stamp in the passport being given inside the Cathedral immediately before the bus departs at 4 pm.


Yuna Community Centre

We then have a very picturesque  80km drive through the Chapman Valley  to Yuna and we plan  to arrive there while there is still enough light to set up your sleeping arrangements and settle into the Yuna Community Centre.



The first day will be mostly off-road, along the firebreaks and tracks of the McGauran Farm, the McGauran Arboretum and the East Yuna Nature Reserve. The flora and fauna encounters promise to be  amazing, especially if the early wildflowers are blooming.
The second day will take us through the wheat and canola fields west of Mullewa through to the Mass Rock and the “jewel in the crown” of Hawes' churches, Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sts Peter and Paul, Mullewa.
The walk will also take us to the Pioneer Cemetery to see two grave monuments built by Hawes for two small children who died in Mullewa when he was parish priest.

What You Need to Bring



  • Latitude  Direct and McBoats for providing our Abrolhos Scallop Camino Shells