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.


Discover... Port Hedland: Town Tour

Commencing in May 2019

Join local historian and author Julie Arif on this comprehensive tour of Port Hedland, taking you to key spots such as Koombana Lookout, Don Rhodes Mining Musuem and The Pier Hotel.

This is a bus tour, with an opportunity to explore at Don Rhodes Mining Museum and the Dalgety House Museum. We highly recommend it if you want to see the town and learn more about what makes Port Hedland a unique place to call home. 

There are limited spots available so book now to avoid disappointment. 

  • Departs: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1.30 - 2.30pm
  • Cost: $30 per adult; $20/child over 10 years; free for children under 10 years; 10% discount for seniors
  • For bookings contact the Port Hedland Visitor Centre on 9173 1711 or send us an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BHP Industry Tours - 2019 season update

Our popular BHP Industry Tours will be recommencing in May, and we've added an extra day so the tour will run three days a week! The tours will now run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm.

These tours are popular so book now to make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to see one of the world's biggest industries in action.

Please note this is a bus tour; you will not be on site so no PPE or safety gear is required and the tour is suitable for all ages.

  • Departs: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 12 - 1pm
  • Cost: $45/adult; $30/children; free for children under 10 years; $40.50 for pensioners
  • To book, email the visitor centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (08) 9173 1711.

Discover.... our history: West End Walking Tour

Commencing in May 2019

Come on an early morning walk around the historical sites of the West End. The walk will follow a trail of plaques throughout the town and you will learn of the pioneering spirit of Port Hedland. Finish up at Dome to relax, where you can grab some morning tea and watch the big ore ships and their tug boats go by.


  • Date and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8am- 10am (meet at Port Hedland Visitor Centre)
  • Cost: $20/seniors and adults; $10/children 11-17 years; free for children under 10 years
  • Book: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call us on (08) 9173 1711

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…

Upcoming Events

Art Camp

West End Markets

Historical Town Tour

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