15 Jan 2016
This is your complete directory to the best things to do in Port Hedland. These sites will suit anyone staying in the area for 3-5 days and works whether you’re heading there for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or a long weekend holiday with some friends.
#5 Thing to do in Port Hedland: Pretty Pool
Port Hedland’s beaches are known for being low and calm, making them an ideal swimming spot for all ages. Escape the heat with a trip to Pretty Pool, the area’s most popular swimming hole, which is located at the Discovery Parks - Port Hedland. You can also enjoy a scenic walk, taking some time to appreciate the mangroves. Pack a picnic and take advantage of the BBQs available around Pretty Pool at the holiday park. Tables, chairs, toilets and showers are provided for your convenience, making this an easy day out for friends, family or couples looking to spend a peaceful day in Port Hedland.
#4 Thing to do in Port Hedland: Staircase to the Moon
Between the months of March and October, you will be able to see one of the most stunning natural phenomena in Australia. The full moon causes a dramatic tidal change and the ripples caught in the sand reflect its light, creating the illusion of a golden staircase leading into the sky. Discovery's own Discovery Parks - Port Hedland is an ideal spot to see this natural wonder, with a viewing platform set up specifically for seeing it. This Port Hedland attraction is a favourite for couples visiting the area. The full moon is expected on the following dates in 2016:
April 22nd -24th
Book your accommodation at Discovery Parks - Port Hedland for the best view of one of the most exciting things to do in Port Hedland.
#3 Thing to do in Port Hedland: BHP Billiton Iron Ore Tour
Combining an informative explanation of BHP Billiton’s iron ore operations with an exhilarating view of their heavy-duty machinery in action, this guided tour will be a fun and educational experience for all groups. This fascinating, and sometimes 45-minute guided bus tour will help you learn about the organisation’s dedication to industry and the influence it has had on Australia’s economy and the world at large.
Highlight for the kids: The bucket wheel reclaimers and ship loaders in action.
#2 Thing to do in Port Hedland: Seafarers Centre Tour
The Port Hedland Seafarers Centre tour gives you a chance to take a boat ride around the harbour so you can see where the iron ore from the BHP Billiton tour gets shipped off. Tour guides keep you entertained throughout the trip with nuggets of wisdom about the area and industry. The tour takes a little over an hour and is both educational and interesting.
#1 Thing to do in Port Hedland: Cape Kerauden Nature Reserve
You will find one of Port Hedland’s most valuable natural assets only a short drive away from your accommodation. Kerauden Nature Reserve is a well-kept, pristine park with everything you could possibly need for a final day of rest. Take a tinny out on the calm waters for a relaxing spot of fishing and enjoy a fish dish for dinner. This idyllic location is a little piece of paradise, with breathtaking sunset views, refreshing beaches and a large number of nature trails to explore. You and your friends will get lost in the beauty of the area.
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