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.


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…

Discover...Industry: BHP Billiton Iron Ore Tour

This one hour guided bus tour of BHP Billiton Iron Ore's Nelson Point facility allows you to see the workings of the mining giants' operations first hand.  

Watch the bucket wheel reclaimers and ship loaders that dominate Port Hedland’s skyline and gain a real understanding of how Port Hedland's mining industry works.

April 11 2017 numbers are limited

Departs: Tuesday  at 1pm. Cost: $45 per person. 10% Discount for Pensioners and Locals. There are no safety requirements regarding footwear or clothing for this tour.

For bookings contact the Port Hedland Visitor Centre on        9173 1711 or send us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Low Cost Overflow Camping

The Visitor Centre would like to advise that the low-cost overflow camping area will return for the 2017 season.

 Please call the Visitor Centre for additional information on 08 9173 1711

The dump point for waste will remain open all year.

We Have Full Amenity Caravan Parks:

Cook Point Caravan Park - Taylor Street Port Hedland             Ph: 9173 1271  

Blackrock Caravan Park - North Circular Road South Hedland  Ph: 9172 3444

Port Tourist Park - Great Northern Highway Port Hedland           Ph: 9172 4111      Pet Friendly

Pet friendly Unpowered sites available at The South Hedland Golf Course  - Great Northern Highway South Hedland       Ph:9172 2046

. We look forward to welcoming you all to Port Hedland throughout 2017


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 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm by appointment or join us for Meet over Art each Saturday 10am-2pm


Upcoming Events


Club Information Session - Winter Season

Where is Port Hedland?

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