Port Hedland Information
Port Hedland is the biggest tonnage port exporter in all of Australia. It is the largest town in the Pilbara with a population of about 15,000 people.
The town is divided into Port and South Hedland with a distance of about 18 km between each other.
Port Hedland was originally known by the Indigenous Kariyarra and Nyamal people as Marrapikurrinya, translated meaning "place of good water".
The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and there is a variety of exciting tourist things to do here.
One of the biggest attractions is the aquatic lifestyle in particular excellent fishing.
For Eco lovers you will see Whales and nesting flatback turtles in season and there is also the Millstream and Karijini National Park within driving distance.
Try the Dalgety House which is a dwelling of the historic pastoral era that has now been turned into a museum for your enjoyment.
If you are into the arts and crafts, visit the Courthouse Arts and Gallery Centre. Showcasing authentic indigenous Pilbara arts and crafts you will be satisfied.
In town is the Pioneer and Pearler’s Cemetery. In history Chinese pastoral workers and Japanese pearl divers faced severe hardship out here and many of the graves reflect their journey.
One great thing about Port Hedland is that there is heaps of accommodation.
There are quality hotels, motels backpackers and caravan parks to make your experience enjoyable and comfortable.
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