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.


Reef walks with Doris: 20 - 25 October

Local marine monitor Doris Teufel returns this month for her famous reef walks, which explore our unique and diverse ecosystem, while learning how we can do our part to conserve our natural flora and fauna. 

These walks are fun way to learn more about the town, as well as see a different side of Hedland not mentioned in guide books!

Check out our calendar for dates, times and meeting points. It is recommended to bring a hat, bottle of water, sunscreen and insect repellent on these walks.

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 Tour

This one hour guided bus tour of BHP 's Nelson Point facility allows you to see the workings of the mining giant's 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.


Dates and times: Tuesday and Thursday, departs Visitor Centre at 1pm

Cost: $45/adult; $30/children over 10 years; free for children under 10 years

Bookings required - call the Visitor Centre on 9173 1711 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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


Upcoming Events

Creative Process with Meleah Farrell

Reef Walks with Doris Teufel

Reef Walks with Doris Teufel

Where is Port Hedland?

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