One of the oldest geological regions in the world, the Pilbara has an amazing colourful landscape of rugged gorges, spectacularly pristine sandy beaches and some of the world's largest-known deposits of iron ore and natural gas. The Burrup Peninsula is home to more than 700 Indigenous archaeological sites believed to be up to 30,000 years old and considered to be amongest the earliest examples of art in the world.
Port Hedland, 1,638 kilometres from Perth, is one of the largest and busiest mineral ports in the world, whilst also making a great base from which to explore the region. Karratha is a young and fast-growing town, with warm winter temperatures and hot summers. Dampier is the port that services the iron ore mines in the inland Pilbara and also where natural gas from the North West Shelf comes ashore for processessing. The town of Newman services Mt Whaleback, the largest open cut iron ore mine in the world.
Ideal months to visit are from April to November, as the summer months can be extremely hot and subject to cyclone activity. There are regular air services from major regional centres and schedules coach services operate to Port Hedland from both Perth and Darwin. Tour operators offer a range of activities including Indigenous experiences, cruises, diving, fishing and camping safaris as well as scenic flights. Destinations in this region include: Karratha, Karijini, Port Hedland and Tom Price.
IBIS STYLE KARRATHA
In the centre of town, warm and welcoming, with an outdoor pool, BBQ area and a bistro providing pleasant al fresco dining.
1079 Searipple Rd, Karratha
Ph: (08) 9159 1000
IBIS STYLES PORT HEDLAND
Located 2km from the town centre featuring two bars and a bottle shop, plus a bistro offering ocean views.
Lukis St, Port Hedland
Ph: (08) 9173 7000
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KARIJINI ECO RETREAT
Eco tents and cabins at Joffre Gorge in the heart of the Karijini National Park.
Karijini National Park
Ph: (08) 9425 5591
KARRATHA CENTRAL APARTMENTS
Conveniently located in the heart of town, the ideal base for both leisure and corporate travellers to the Pilbara region.
27 Warambie Rd, Karratha
Ph: (08) 9143 9888
SAMSON BEACH CHALETS
Enjoy our tranquil gardens, a stroll along the beach or a meal at the bistro. The people are friendly and the drinks are cold.
44 Bartley Court, Point Samson
Ph: (08) 9187 0202