Port Hedland, Western Australia Port Hedland, Pilbara Region WA
Along with every other town in the region, Port Hedland claims to be your 'Gateway to Karijini'. If this was the case, Karijini should perhaps label itself as your 'Escape from Port Hedland'. Port Hedland is of course a major mining port and a tourist brochure from the local bureau there pronounces that the town is Oresome. BHP Iron Ore conduct tours in Port Hedland and other tours available include Harbour Cruises and the Dampier Salt tour. Accommodation options in Port Hedland include several motels and caravan parks (with pools). Port Hedland is about 1600 kms north of Perth.