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.

Highlights

Christmas Late Night Shopping Event

Stress no more about your Christmas gift shopping - let the team at the Port Hedland Visitor Centre help you find that perfect 'Port Hedland' gift!

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and browse our range of products including:

  • Alperstein Aboriginal Designs homewares

  • Spinifex Hill Studios scarves and artwork

  • Lonely Planet travel guides

  • Helen Ansell prints

  • Melissa North artwork and prints

  • Future Shelter 'Port Hedland' homewares range

  • Children's books

  • Australiana fiction 

  • Local history books

  • Aboriginal history and culture books

Dates and times:

  • Wednesday 15 November, 5 - 7pm

  • Thursday 23 November, 5 - 7pm

Visitor Centre closed for stocktake - Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November

As we wind down to the end of another successful year, we'll be closed on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November for stocktake. We will still be answering emails so plesae send us any queries to 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., and we'll get back to you at our earliest convenience.

We'll be reopening at 9am, Wednesday 29 November so pop in then to pick up some info on travelling in Port Hedland and the Pilbara, browse our retail space or chat to our friendly staff about your next Pilbara adventure.

Cruise Ship Markets 2018 - call for stallholders

The Radiance of the Seas cruise ship will be returning to Port Hedland on Monday 26 February 2018 and the Port Hedland Visitor Centre is busy preparing for a unique welcome for our visitors.

Part of our welcome activities includes a Cruise Ship Market during the morning, giving the cruise ship visitors a chance to shop locally and experience our local hospitality. We're seeking stallholders for the markets - if you're interested, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and we'll get back to you with more details.

If you would like to get involved in the welcome activities please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you and work together to create an experience like no other!

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

23
Nov
2017
Christmas Late Night Shopping Event





24
Nov
2017
Spinifex Hill Studios Christmas Art Sale





25
Nov
2017
Spinifex Hill Studios Christmas Art Sale





Where is Port Hedland?

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