Port Hedland Western Australia
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All Seasone in Port Hedland a geeat place to stay
All Seasone in Port Hedland a geeat place to stay
BHP Billiton Wharf at Port Hedland
BHP Billiton Wharf at Port Hedland
Cargill Salt Flats in Port Hedland
Cargill Salt Flats in Port Hedland
The 425 Km railway Transporting Iron ore
The 425 Km railway Transporting Iron ore
Cooke Point. Photo Tourism WA
Cooke Point. Photo Tourism WA
Don Rhodes Mining museum
Don Rhodes Mining museum
Fishing at Spoil bank. Tourism WA
Fishing at Spoil bank. Tourism WA
The Dagety House museum, Tourism WA
The Dagety House museum, Tourism WA

Port Hedland Information

Port Hedland one of the largest town in the Pilbara and the Australia’s busiest port seeing millions of tonnes of minerals being exported from its shores. Established in the 1880’s, the town is known by the Kariyarra and Nyamal indigenous people as “Marapikurriya” which mean “Place of good water”.

The town itself is divided into Port and South Hedland with a distance of 18km between the two. Once cannot miss the sight of the Salt Flats and that are so prominently featured when driving between the two.

Apart from being the hub to the region from where minerals are exported, Port Hedland is also on route to Broome for travellers and tourists. It is well worth taking a day or two to stop and discover what makes this place great.

The best place to start your discovery of Port Hedland is at the port itself. The Port Heland Seafarers Centre is a perfect example of things most tourists forget to do when visiting the town. The centre can arrange a Fortesque Port Facility Tour or the ever so popular Harbour tour where you get to experience and see the ships up close and personal.

The Don Rhodes Mining Museum and Dalgety House Museum are great places to discover the history of the region. the Rhodes Museum is an open air museum in the Park where you can see some awesome old locamotives of yesteryear.

A great place to see is the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery in Edgar Street, which showcases some of great artworks and exhibitions from local and regional artists in the Pilbara.

Of course, nature lovers will enjoy the wildlife and views with the Koombana Lookout, Cooke Point viewing platform, Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve being some of the best and most popular spots. The banks of Pretty Pool is another a great place to discover wildlife including the Pretty Pool crocodile and the sneaky stonefish.

For more great places to see and discover in Port Hedland, you may also want to see the Port Hedland visitor centre website.

Cape Keraudren coastline east of Port Hedland. Photo Tourism WA
Cape Keraudren coastline east of Port Hedland. Photo Tourism WA
Observation Tower in Port Hedland. Photo Tourism WA
Observation Tower in Port Hedland. Photo Tourism WA