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.


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..

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

Quiz Night - Care for Hedland

Cooking Up a Storm

Closed for Easter

Where is Port Hedland?

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