Dampier

Dampier is located just 30 minutes' drive west of Karratha and is the gateway to the Dampier Archipelago, a fascinating group of 42 uninhabited islands located just off the coast. Hearson's Cove, a popular tidal swimming beach, is a great location for viewing the "Stairway to the Moon", a phenomenon which occurs at full moon between May and October.

Dampier has long been established as a major shipping port and houses massive export facilities. Tours of the islands and of the industries are available. View the massive port loading facilities, huge stock-piles of Iron Ore and see trains nearly two kilometres long whilst on a mine company tour. Dampier offers hotels and motels, budget and backpacker accommodation and caravan parks.



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