Port Hedland

Welcome to Port Hedland

Discover the rich cultural heritage, incredible stories of the local Indigenous people and its economic significance as a powerhouse of the Australian economy.

As the gateway to the Pilbara coast and vast ranges, the newly refurbished Port Hedland Visitor Centre should be your first port of call to start your journey. Plan your break with local and regional tourism information, WI-FI, contemporary gifts and keepsakes, locally made products, maps and books, travel advice and a host of local Pilbara treasures.


2017 North West Festival - Sat 19 to Sun 20 August

The Pilbara's premier music event is back this weekend! The North West Festival has seen acts such as Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, You Am I, Sarah Blasko, The Veronicas and The Rubens perform in Port Hedland, making it the must-attend event in the North West.

This year's acts are Boy and Bear, Vera Blue and Spiderbait, who'll be performing at the Civic Centre Gardens against the beautiful sunset on the Indian Ocean. 

Tickets are only $10 per person and can be purchased online via Moshtix or at the South Hedland Library (Leake Street, South Hedland). Tickets are selling quickly so get yours now before they're all gone.

For more information, including set times and shuttle bus routes, visit the Town of Port Hedland website.

Reef walks with WA Museum - 21 to 27 August

Missed out on the reef walks earlier this month? Then join Shirley Slack-Smith from the WA Museum for additional reef walk sessions from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 August along the Port Hedland coastline.

Port Hedland is home to a unique and diverse ecosystem of marine life, as well as native flora. Join Shirley and local marine monitor Doris Teufel on these informative, adventurous and fun walks during low tide. 

Check out our calendar for dates, times and meeting points. It is recommended to bring a hat, bottle of water, sunscreen and insect repellent on these walks.

The Pilbara Pathfinder - Adventure Awaits

Find your path through Western Australia’s adventure playground. Get a taste of this region’s wild history or read up on the Pilbara’s horse racing circuit, its rodeo and its iconic pubs. The Pilbara Pathfinder combines the key services, activities, tours and locations available in Port Hedland and surrounding areas in one printed guide. A guide and travel aid for visitors journeying through Western Australia, the Pilbara Pathfinder catalogues seasonal events and insights from Karijini to Marble Bar, the Dampier Peninsula to Pannawonica and inland and pastoral Pilbara. Find off road and four-wheel-drive adventures, Aboriginal art centres, geo discovery trails, fishing spots, farm stays and charter flights. Lose yourself in the untamed land of red as an adventure awaits…

Spinifex Hill Artists

The Spinifex Hill Studios were established in 2014 and are home to a rich and varied program of artistic professional development.

The Studios are home to the Spinifex Hill Artists, a group of beginner to established Aboriginal artists from Port Hedland and regional Western Australia. The group was established in 2008, and continues to create rich, joyful, and bright paintings. The group have a unique perspective of the Pilbara region where they live, sharing with us the intricate, layered histories and stories of this place. The Spinifex Hill Artists are always looking for new members to join the group.

The studios also hold frequent professional development programs and residencies for the broader artistic community of the Pilbara. The broad range of workshops on offer at the studios involve skills development, training, and national and international artistic residencies.

We welcome you to visit us at the studio, and meet our Spinifex Hill Artists. We are open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or join us for Meet over Art each Saturday 10am-2pm


Upcoming Events

Tales of Hedland with School of the Air's Michael Jennings

2017 North West Festival

North West Festival - Sundowner

Where is Port Hedland?

Header images: 1-4 - by Simon Phelps, 5 - by Gary Seton, 6 - by John Elliott