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Discovery Parks - Balmoral, Karratha is a seasonal park and open between 1st May and 31st August. If you wish to make a booking outside of these dates in this area, please take a look at Discovery Parks - Pilbara, Karratha.  

Karratha is the gateway to the Pilbara region, where you’ll experience Western Australia’s raw and natural beauty at its best. Discovery Parks – Balmoral, Karratha (formerly Balmoral Holiday Park) is a great holiday park to...

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Discovery Parks - Balmoral, Karratha is a seasonal park and open between 1st May and 31st August. If you wish to make a booking outside of these dates in this area, please take a look at Discovery Parks - Pilbara, Karratha.  

Karratha is the gateway to the Pilbara region, where you’ll experience Western Australia’s raw and natural beauty at its best. Discovery Parks – Balmoral, Karratha (formerly Balmoral Holiday Park) is a great holiday park to call home during your stay. 

The land of the Ngarluma and Yinidbarndi people, the Pilbara holds some of the world’s most ancient natural landscapes. Marvel at the mighty gorges and hidden waterfalls of Karijini National Park and Millstream Chichester National Park. In nearby Dampier, soak up the beautiful beaches, visit the 42 islands of the stunning Dampier Archipelago, take an iron ore industry tour and see the iconic Red Dog statue.

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Things to See & Do

You will not be short of things to do in Karratha with nature all around you. The Discovery Parks - Balmoral, Karratha has plenty of things to do onsite as well as events nearby that are sure to provide you with hours of fun and entertainment. With so many activities taking place throughout the year, make sure you check out the attractions below to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action!

Burrup Peninsula – Rio Tinto Port (on your way to the park)

A must do while you are in the Pilbara is the fantastic Pilbara Resources Tour! Departing the visitor centre weekday mornings the tour includes the Dampier Salt Lookout, Parker Point and East Intercourse Island (Rio Tinto’s loading operations in Dampier). Closed in shoes, long sleeve collared shirt and long pants are a must, safety glasses are provided. Bookings are essential.

Karijini National Park (on your way to the park)

Overing 627,422 hectares just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Hamersley Range, Karijini National Park is Western Australia’s second largest park. Its climate can best be described as tropical semi-desert. A highly variable, mainly summer rainfall of 250–350 mm, often associated with thunderstorms and cyclones, is accompanied by temperatures frequently topping 40 degrees Celsius. The ideal times to visit the park are late autumn, winter and early spring. Winter days are warm and clear, but nights are cold and sometimes frosty.

Staircase to the Moon from Hearson’s Cove (25.5km)

If you’re running down the list of things to do while you are in the Pilbara, put this at the top. From March to October you will be able to see the amazing phenomenon known as the Staircase to the Moon. Hearson’s Cove has intimate views of the Staircase, which make this already stunning view an incredibly significant experience.

Yaburara Heritage Trail (5.7km)

Take plenty of water when you begin this 3.5km Heritage Trail as there is nowhere to fill your bottle up along the way. If you only have a short time to offer and can’t commit to the entire trail, head to the water tank hill behind the visitor centre and climb up to the nearest lookout. Here you will be faced with endless views of the land. Keep an eye out for the Aboriginal rock art that is scattered around you

The Dampier Archipelago (18km)

You need to stop for a swim and a snorkel at the The Dampier Archipelago. This area is made up of 42 islands, islets and rocks, with over half of them protected by the Dampier Archipelago Marine Park, meaning they are mostly untouched by man. Who can say no to that sort of beauty? Dugongs, manta rays, dolphins and humpback whales are regulars to this part of the coast, giving you something amazing to write home about.

Dampier & Red Dog (18km)

Find out why the whole of the Pilbara fell in love with a red Kelpie/Cattle Dog. Red Dog was a member of the Dampier Salts Sport and Social Club and the Trade Worker’s Union, and even had a bank account. Once you have paid your respects at the Red Dog memorial, make your way to the Dampier Archipelago, a chain of 42 coastal islands, islets and rocks. Here you will find coral reefs to dive, 10, 000 year old rock engravings and glimpses of the local wildlife.

Cossack Heritage Trail (5.7km)

Learn about the men and women who came to the Pilbara region over 150 years ago and how they shaped Australia into the country it is today. This 6km ghost town was once host to thousands of people, and offers a fascinating insight into the Pilbara’s history. See the old ruins and learn of miners trying to find their fortune in pearling and gold mining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Discovery Parks - Balmoral - Ensuite Site

Ensuite Site

Sleeps 6 / From $55

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The Ensuite Site has a shower, toilet and hand basin for the exclusive use of the site. The site has a level concrete slab for the van or motor home and annex. Each site...

Discovery Parks - Balmoral -Powered Site

Powered Site

Sleeps 6 / From $49

Sleeps up to 6

The powered caravan sites are either grassed or paved with easy access to power and water.You must contact the park when you book as they require the size of the van to enable...

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