See & Do

There’s so much to
see and do in Port Hedland

Port Hedland is an unexpected treasure trove of not only the dramatic expanse of large-scale industry, but also a town rich in cultural heritage and rugged natural beauty.

THE REGION

The beauty of Port Hedland

Here we list some of our favourite things to do, but please contact the Port Hedland Visitor’s Centre or speak to us at reception for more information.

ONE

The Historic West End

Arguably the best views of industry in motion in the harbour can be found at Marapikurrinya Park (Richardson Street, Port Hedland) on the water’s edge in the historic West End. The Port Interpretive Walk running along the Esplanade offers information about the port’s history and the resource companies that utilise the facility.

TWO

Pretty Pool

A true oasis! Along the industrial coastline of this mining port town, the Pretty Pool park area is a fantastic place to score some shade and relax. Expect to be there with families and fellow travellers enjoying the unique aspects of the port and bay vistas.

THREE

Koombana Lookout

A small park set atop a cliff, giving wonderful views over the coastline and the sea. Great sunset views and pretty lighting at night.

FOUR

Turtle Monitoring

Flatback sea turtles nest only on Australian beaches from October to March. For turtle viewing, please contact the local Care for Hedland Environmental Association who manage the turtle monitoring program.

Guided evening tours operate under their code of conduct, and if you’re lucky you may see turtles nesting or even hatching!

FIVE

Pilbara Wildflowers

From July to September is the best time to experience this beautiful natural occurrence unique to the Pilbara region. Look in the right places and you will find the unmistakable Sturt’s desert pea, Mulla Mulla and the tall majestic Ashburton pea as well as up to 65 species of the Acacia (wattle). Ask us at reception for more information.

SIX

Staircase to the Moon

The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon occurring only in the north west of Australia between March and October.
During the full moon the dramatic tidal shifts throughout the day trap pockets of water in the sand ripples, that can reflect the natural rising colour of the moon. On a still evening this light can look like a golden staircase leading to the moon.

SEVEN

Don Rhodes Mining Museum

See fully restored locomotives from the BHP Iron Ore railway and other historically significant displays of pastoral, railway, manganese and iron ore industries.
Be in awe of the human ingenuity of the road, rail and transport technology which facilitated the significant industrial growth in the East Pilbara during the last century.

EIGHT

Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery

This is the town’s cultural hub showcasing Pilbara’s diverse creative talent from national, local and regional artists.
The gallery also hosts a beautiful retail space, featuring unique homewares, gift items and handmade jewellery from Australian makers.

NINE

Dalgety House Mueum

Situated at the doorstep of The Continental Hotel, Roebuck Bay is one of Broome’s most beautiful natural attractions.

The changing colours are incredible, with the turquoise waters retreating at low tide to reveal a horizon of mud flats. The diversity of its marine and plant life makes it a popular spot for bird watching.

TEN

Spinifex Hill Studios

Works with artists from many different language groups and shows art covering a diverse range of styles. Our artists have painted critically acclaimed and award-winning contemporary art.