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.


Cruise Ship Markets | Monday 26 February

The West End will come alive on Monday 26 February as Port Hedland welcomes visitors from the cruise ship Radiance of the Seas. To celebrate the docking of the Radiance of the Seas, the Port Hedland Visitor Centre and Town of Port Hedland have organised a morning of activities which everyone is invited to be a part of.

Starting at 9am, browse market stalls at Marapikurrinya Park (Richardson Street, Port Hedland) where there will also be free water stations to help you cool off in the summer sun. Pop into Sealanes (adjacent to the park) to play with and feed some cute joeys.

The Courthouse Gallery will be open from 9am and they'll be showing their latest exhibitions, Pujiman and Learn Me, as well as having a retail space stocking goods from Australian makers and crafters. Town Ambassadors will be stationed around the area to provide help and information - please don't hesitate to ask them for assistance, and they're always up for a chat about life in Port Hedland. 

For more information, email the Visitor Centre team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call (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…

BHP Industry Tours - 2018 season update

Our popular BHP Industry Tours will be recommencing in May, and we've added an extra day so the tour will run for three days a week! The tours will now run on Monday, Thursday and Friday 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/child over 10 years; 10% discount 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... Port Hedland: Town Tour

Commencing in May 2018

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 person; 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..

Upcoming Events

Cooking Up a Storm

Cruise Ship Markets

Care for Hedland Quiz Night

Where is Port Hedland?

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