Port Hedland is the main port for the Pilbara iron ore. Much of the accommodation and restaurants in Port Hedland are situated at the far western end, near Laurentius Point, with Sutherland Street leading along the foreshore and Cemetery Beach to Cooke Point at the eastern end.
There are plenty of things to do in and around Port Hedland. A great way to see the whole town is from the lookout at the top of the Observation Tower, which offers fantastic views. Another good lookout is situated to the east of the town at Pretty Pool, a small tidal pool from where you can look out at the 'Stairway to the Moon'. At night you should head to Richardson Street from where you can see the lit up BHP plant on Finucane Island.
If you would like to find out more about the iron ore industry, then join one of the BHP Iron Ore and Port Tours which give lots of information.
You should also visit the Aboriginal Petroglyphs at Two Mile Ridge (although you will need the key from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs on Wilson Street).
Port Hedland is also home to Flatback Turtles and Humpback Whales. The turtles can be seen on Cemetery Beach, Cooke Point, Munda Beach and Pretty Pool from October - March. There are also trips out to see the whales during their migration along the coast.
Port Hedland offers a range of accommodation including hostels and hotels. There are also several good restaurants around the town.
You can fly to Port Hedland on Qantas, or alternatively catch the Greyhound service which travels along the coast.
The climate of Port Hedland is warm to hot. Maximum temperatures in summer are usually moderated by a warm but humid sea breeze.
Destinations within Pilbara
|Other Pilbara Destinations|
|Dampier Peninsula||Karratha||Marble Bar|
|Port Hedland||Roebourne||Whim Creek|