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.



It's been a busy and successful year for the team at the Port Hedland Visitor Centre! Janine, Annabelle and Bonnye are taking a well-deserved break to rest and recover, ready to tackle 2018. The Port Hedland Visitor Centre will be closed from Saturday 24 November, reopening at 9am, Monday 15 January.

We've loved meeting all the visitors and locals and we thank you for your support in 2017. We wish you all a safe and festive Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.

If you have visitors in town over the Christmas/New Year break, check out the Port Hedland Seafarer's Harbour Tour, or download a copy of our self-guided Cultural and Heritage Trail or PUBLIC Street Art Map and explore the culture and history of the West End. 

Cruise Ship Markets 2018 - call for stallholders

The Radiance of the Seas will be docking in Port Hedland on Monday 26 February, and the Port Hedland Visitor Centre is seeking expressions of interest from stallholders to participate on the day. The markets will be held from 9am to 1pm and we're looking for sales stalls and information stalls.

If you have a product that would of interest to visitors, or work for a company that has valuable information to share, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest. Please note that registering your interest is not a guarantee that you will be selected for the cruise ship market as we are restricted by space and resources. We will be in touch in late January to confirm if you are eligible for the cruise ship market.

Flatback Turtle Season 2017 - 2018

Port Hedland's uniquely beautiful beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and other wildlife. Off the coast of Port Hedland you can see whales, bottlenose dolphins and sharks.  Flatback sea turtles nest only on Australian beaches and they have the shortest migratory range of all sea turtles. 

From October to March, Port Hedland's beaches become home to hundreds of Flatback Turtles (Natator Depressus) as they nest and their younglings hatch. You can view the turtles or sign up to monitor their movements through the Care fo Hedland Environmental Association. 

Care For Hedland needs volunteers from Christmas until the end of the season in March and would love to get the community involved!

Attend one of our hatchling training sessions on the 15th, 16th or 17th December from 7am at Cemetery Beach and learn how to recognise tracks and hatched nests! Please wear a hat, sunscreen, enclosed shoes and bring water as it heats up early on the beach!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see our website (www.careforhedland.org.au) for further information.

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

Pujiman | Exhibition Opening

Cooking Up a Storm

Cruise Ship Markets

Where is Port Hedland?

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