Local Highlights

Royal Flying Doctor Base
The Port Hedland Base is located in Richardson Street Port Hedland. Visit Monday - Friday from 09:00 -14:00 and inspect a real working base.

Don Rhodes Mining Museum
The Don Rhodes Mining and Transport Museum tells the story of he road, rail and transport heritage of the East Pilbara. The Don Rhodes Mining and Transport Museum tells the story of he road, rail and transport heritage of the East Pilbara.

Port Hedland Cultural and Heritage
Trail commencing at the Port Hedland Tourist Bureau this trail includes glimpses of the town’s colourful past as well as present features. Collect a Trail Brochure from the Tourist Bureau and take a leisurely stroll around down town Port Hedland Interpretative signage tells the story of heritage buildings, natural features and cultural sites. View the original medical staff quarters; learn about the harbour tunnel, the old Methodist Church and the port Tower and Tide indicator. A great way to learn about Port Hedland's colourful heritage.

Port Hedland Arts Awards
Held each year the award showcases the talents of Port Hedland, Pilbara and Western Australian Artists. Generous sponsorship from local business provides a rich prize pool.

Matt Dann Cultural Centre
Matt Dann Cultural Centre has been providing the latest movies and live shows to the Town of Port Hedland for almost 20 years. The venue is locally owned, funded and run by the Town Of Port Hedland.

BHP Billiton Iron Ore Tour 
Hop onto a guided tour of BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Nelson Point facility, the largest iron ore port in the world, and watch the bucket wheel reclaimers and ship loaders that dominate Port Hedland’s horizon and gain an understanding of how the mining industry works. BHP Billiton’s iron ore operations cover a complex integrated system of seven inland mining operations, more than 1,000km of rail, stockyards and two separate port facilities through which iron ore churns like lifeblood 24/7.

Care for Hedland
A Port Hedland based environmental association committed to connecting people with their environment. Get involved with one of their many volunteer programs - or even meet the turtles!

Dalgety House Museum 
Immerse yourself in the personal memoirs of locals who detail the effect of white settlement on the Kriyarra Aboriginal people of the Pilbara. Originally built for the manager of Dalgety and Co in 1903, this charming cottage has showcased displays that tell Port Hedland’s story, including the rich history surround the pearling and pastoral trade.

Staircase to the Moon
Keep the kids awake for this memory-making moment; they will thank you when they remember back to the holiday for years to come. It is a magical experience that has been made into a puppet show and storybook by a local in Broome. When the full moon rises over the shoreline at low tide, you will be treated to a truly magnificent natural wonder. Light hits the pools of water and creates the illusion of a staircase leading up to the moon. This sight is generally witnessed between the months of April and October.

The Courthouse Gallery 
Stop in at the Courthouse Gallery for a glimpse of local and national artwork, as well as creative workshops. Peak in the store for some fashion finds that are bound to find their way back with you from your travels. Four times a year, you can also visit the Gallery’s West End Markets, where creative wares and delicious international cuisine mingle.

The Port
Join the Port Hedland Tour to learn about the history of the world’s largest tonnage port. 230-metre carrier vessels handle over 100 million tonnes of iron ore per year, which goes towards the building of iconic structures around the world, making it a truly unique sight. Go to the shores of Marapikurrinya Park at sunset for the best views of the movement of enormous ships and also the Dampier Salt’s towering stockpile.

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