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.

SEASONAL: March - October. (Numbers permitting)

Departs: Tuesday & Thursday 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 Now Closed For 2016

The Visitor Centre would like to advise that the low-cost overflow camping area will oficially close for the 2016 season on Thursday 1st September.


The dump point for waste will remain open.

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

Cruise ship Markets Sunday November 13th


The cruise ship season has arrived and  bringing to the fair shores of Port Hedland The Radiance of the Seas which will dock on Sunday November 13th

The Cruise Ship Community Markets will be held on:

Sunday 13th November:  9AM-12PM in The Courthouse Gallery Gardens.

Come on down and join in the festivities with the passengers of the Radiance

Please contact the Port Hedland Visitor Centre on 9173 1711 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 Applications for food stall holders close on Thursday 27th October and non-food stall holder applications close on Thursday 10th November.

Upcoming Events

Chick Fit

Family of Origin

Hedland Patchwork Quilting Group

Where is Port Hedland?

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