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Pilbara Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Pilbara Area
Dating back millions of years, the Pilbara region is home to some of the oldest lands in the entire country. With ancient Indigenous history dating back thousands of years there’s plenty to discover about the region. Explore the pristine coast and white sandy beaches, or head outback and discover the lands of the ancient Indigenous peoples.
As well as being world famous for its mining, the Pilbara has breathtaking landscapes. There are gorges and national parks at your fingertips, including Karijini National Park and Mount Nameless which seems to fill the skyline in the middle of the West Australian desert landscape at the highest point in the entire state. Take advantage of the Great Southern Rail and explore the authentic Australian outback from sea to desert and bushland.
You may have seen the Australian film Red Dog, filmed on location in the region. Now it’s time to explore the real life tale of Red Dog in Dampier. Pay homage to true blue legend of the red sands, Red Dog or pay your respects to the traditional custodians of the land at various heritage listed landforms that date back thousands of years. Indigenous artworks line caves and rocks and tell tales of long ago.
The Pilbara region is also home to large coral banks waiting to be discovered. Visit in spring for turtle season and keep your eyes peeled. With Dampier to the west and Port Headland to the east, it’s easy to immerse yourself in the attractions of Pilbara.
Pilbara Events & What's On
- 2017 North West Festival Port Hedland Civic Centre
- Spinifex Spree Carnival Port Hedland Turf Club
- Story Time at The Youth Shed Indoor Play Centre The Youth Shed
- Red Dirt Camera Club Karratha Leisureplex
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