Port Hedland Highlights

Highlights of Port Hedland not to miss

  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore tour – see one of the world’s leading iron ore producers by hopping onto a guided tour of BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Nelson Point facility. Watch the bucket wheel reclaimers and ship loaders that dominate Port Hedland’s horizon and gain an understanding of how the mining industry works.
  • Hedland Harbour Cruise – see the mining port and container ships at sea!
  • Courthouse Gallery – stunning space featuring local artists, hand crafted jewellery and more.
  • Port Hedland Local History and Town Tour – discover Port Hedland’s fascinating and colourful past.
  • West End Markets – Port Hedland’s favourite makers market brings the very best locally handmade products, delicious international cuisine and family friendly entertainment to the community.
  • Scenic flight over Port Hedland and surrounds Polar Aviation – the only way to see the unique hand shaped formation of the tidal creeks!
  • Dalgety House Museum – a charming cottage that dates back to the early 1900s.
  • Don Rhodes Mining and Transport outdoor museum of retired mining machinery and railway rolling stock – great for photography.
  • Cemetery Beach and Flat Back Turtles nesting area – volunteer as a part of the Turtle Monitoring Program where you can help care for and get up close and personal with the flatback sea turtles!
  • Marapikurrinya Park – the best vantage point to see the gigantic ore-carriers and salt carriers move through Australia’s highest tonnage port.
  • The glorious Port Hedland sunset – over a cold glass of something refreshing
  • Urban Art – explore art throughout Port Hedland in places you least expect.
  • Staircase to the Moon – The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon that occurs only in the North West of Australia between March and October.
  • South Hedland Youth Space – Australia’s largest skate park!
  • Reef Walk – This week marks the opportunity to explore some of Hedland’s ocean rock stars. Come and join Care for Hedland’s reef guru Doris on a Rock Star Reef Tour around Port Hedland! Head here for dates and times.

Eat and drink in Port Hedland

  • Latitude 20 Restaurant at the Port Hedland Yacht Club – soak up the stunning view in a relaxed family friendly surrounding and enjoy a great meal.
  • Empire Bar at the Esplanade Hotel – stylish surrounds and good cocktails.
  • 1904 Restaurant at the Esplanade Hotel – tables spill into the courtyard garden providing a great choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • The Pier Hotel – held the record in the 1960s for the toughest pub in Australia.
  • Dome Café – a recent addition to Port Hedland, grab a bite or sit down for a coffee anytime of the day.
  • Pretty Pool Provedore – located in Port Hedland’s most scenic coastal community, they offer a seasonal menu focusing on innovation and fresh ingredients.