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Looking for a true Outback experience? Next stop, Discovery Parks – Pilbara, Karratha (formerly Pilbara Holiday Park).

Karratha means ‘good country’ in the language of the local Indigenous community and you’ll be awestruck by the raw, natural treasures of the Pilbara in Australia’s North West. The massive gorges, crystal clear rock pools and waterfalls of Karijini National Park are a must-see. Just off the coast, the Dampier Archipelago and Mackerel Islands offer world-class boating, fishing, diving and...

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Looking for a true Outback experience? Next stop, Discovery Parks – Pilbara, Karratha (formerly Pilbara Holiday Park).

Karratha means ‘good country’ in the language of the local Indigenous community and you’ll be awestruck by the raw, natural treasures of the Pilbara in Australia’s North West. The massive gorges, crystal clear rock pools and waterfalls of Karijini National Park are a must-see. Just off the coast, the Dampier Archipelago and Mackerel Islands offer world-class boating, fishing, diving and snorkelling and the seasonal natural phenomenon, Staircase to the Moon, is extraordinary. Our holiday park’s excellent accommodation choices are perfect for resting up at the end of a long day.

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Playground
Games Room
Pool
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Things to See & Do

You will not be short of things to do in the Pilbara with nature all around you. Discovery Parks - 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.

Staircase to the Moon

Come a climb your way to the stars at the spectacular natural phenomenon that occurs on a full moon on the West Pilbara Coast commonly known as ‘Staircase to the Moon’.

Occurring on full moon dates between March and November, this optical illusion should be on your bucket list. Thanks to the Karratha Visitor Centre, dates can be found here

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

A must do while you are in Karratha 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.

Yaburara Heritage Trail (5.2km)

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 (17.4km)

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 (17.4km)

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 (5.2km)

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.

 

 

 

Park Activities

April School Holidays 2017

Having a blast during a school holidays has never been so easy! We've carefully created a holiday program of activities perfect for all ages - including Mum and Dad. Join the fun and make new friends these holidays.

Check out Pilbara, Karratha's school holidays program HERE

Deals & Packages

  • *$109 Cabins*

    APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

    The caravan life isn't for everyone and it can be hard to find time for play - so how about stay & play in a spot a bit bigger than the backyard? With selected cabins at $109* a night, take a few days off these April School Holidays and stay in a truly authentic spot in the company you love most.

    Use the promo code 109CABINS

  • *$99 Cabins*

    Cabin Sale

    It's warm, it's sunny, the pool is calling your name - you're looking for some summer fun. Relax in a cabin and have a getaway while the season smiles. Book a cabin at selected parks, with prices starting from $99*. Celebrate the new year with a holiday!

    Use the promo code 99CABINS

  • Early Bird Special!

    Save $20 per night!

    Make the most of this Early Bird special and save! Stay 2 consecutive nights in a cabin before 30th June 2017 and save $20 per night when you book 30 days or more prior to arrival.

    Valid at Discovery Parks - Perth Vineyards, Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Balmoral, Coogee Beach, Darwin, Pilbara Karratha, Perth, Port Hedland, Woodman Point, Koombana Bay, Lake Kununurra and Bunbury Village.

    Use the promo code WAEB15

  • Kids stay Free this Easter

    Powered Site Offer

    Book a powered caravan site or tent site this Easter and kids stay free! Enjoy Karratha's highlights with a visit to the Dampier Archipelago, historical Cossack or let the kids enjoy swimming at one of the beautiful beaches. 3 night minimum applies. Valid for stays 4th to 23rd of April 2017.

    Use the promo code EASTERKAR17

  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN

    Stay 9, Pay 7!

    The sun is still shining, the kids are heading back to school and Discovery Parks have some blissful sites for you to park your van or pitch a tent.
    With our Stay 9, Pay 7 Nights special offer you will have time to put your feet up AND explore some of Australia’s most beautiful places.
    Book a powered site in selected Discovery Parks between 29 Jan – 31 March 2017 for 9 nights and pay for only 7.

    Use the promo code OTRA17

  • School Holiday Easter Special

    30% OFF

    Stay 10 nights in any of our self contained cabins and receive 30% off PLUS a family aquatic pass to the Karratha Leisure plex and a Discovery Parks membership. The kids can also enjoy a fantastic array of activities through out the holidays. Valid for stays 7-23 April 2017.

    Use the promo code SHESP17

  • The Warlu Way

    STAY 3, JOIN FREE AND SAVE 10%!

    Unlock the beauty of the sea serpent along The Warlu Way. Done by few, this winding and expansive drive through Australia's North West will take you to bays to snorkel, national parks to wander through, and cascading waterfalls to swim beside. Does that sound like a travelling paradise?

    Our Port Hedland, Onslow, and Pilbara,Karratha parks are dotted along this journey - each with a variety of accommodation from apartments and cabins to powered and camping sites.

    Book to stay 3 or more nights at the selected Discovery Parks and receive a FREE membership card at the time of check-in to enjoy 10% discount on The Warlu Way.

    Use the promo code WARLUWAY

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  • Phone: (08) 9185 1855
  • Fax: (08) 9144 1243
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Our accommodation

Discovery Parks Karratha - Superior Bungalow Cabin- Exterior

Deluxe Bungalow Cabin

Sleeps 4 / From $199

Sleeps up to 4

The Deluxe Bungalow Cabin has two bedrooms with a lounge and dining area, ensuite and a full kitchen.

Discovery Parks - Pilbara Karratha Deluxe Studio Front

Deluxe Studio

Sleeps 2 / From $139

Sleeps up to 2

The Deluxe Studio is open plan with a lounge and dining area, ensuite and kitchen.

Discovery Parks Karratha - Standard Holiday Unit - Exterior

Superior Holiday Unit - Sleeps 4

Sleeps 4 / From $169

Sleeps up to 4

The Superior Holiday Unit has two bedrooms with a lounge and dining area, ensuite and a full kitchen.

Discovery Parks Karratha - Standard Holiday Unit, Sleeps 5 -  Exterior

Superior Holiday Unit - Sleeps 5

Sleeps 5 / From $169

Sleeps up to 5

The Superior Holiday Unit has two bedrooms with a lounge and dining area, ensuite and a full kitchen.

Discovery Parks Karratha - Standard Motel Rooms - Exterior

Standard Motel Room

Sleeps 2 / From $98

Sleeps up to 2

The Standard Motel Rooms are open planned with ensuite and tea and coffee making facilities.

Discovery Parks Karratha - Economy Studio Rooms - Exterior

Standard Studio Room

Sleeps 2 / From $109

Sleeps up to 2

The Standard Studio Room are open plan with an ensuite, small sitting area and kitchenette.

Discovery Parks - Karratha - Economy Studio Twin - Exterior

Standard Studio Twin

Sleeps 2 / From $129

Sleeps up to 2

The Standard Studio Twin is open plan with an ensuite, small sitting area and kitchenette.

Discovery Parks Karratha - Ensuite Powered  Site

Ensuite Powered Site

Sleeps 6 / From $45

Sleeps up to 6

The Ensuite Powered 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...

Discovery Parks Karratha - Powered Site - Tent

Powered Site - Tent

Sleeps 6 / From $29

Sleeps up to 6

The Powered Site - Tent is a grassed area with access to power and water. Parking is adjacent to the camping area, you are unable to park next to your camping site. Suitable...

Discovery Parks Karratha - Powered Site Paved

Powered Site - Paved

Sleeps 6 / From $38

Sleeps up to 6

The Powered Caravan Sites Paved are on a paved surface with easy access to power and water.

Economy Room

Call park to book. 

Discovery Parks - Pilbara Karratha Bedroom

Deluxe Holiday Unit

Sleeps 4 / From $179

Sleeps up to 4

Comfortable unit accommodation that sleeps up to four people. 

Prices listed for accommodation are for the next 14 days and are subject to change.

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Pilbara Karratha Specials

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

*$109 Cabins*

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Cabin Sale

*$99 Cabins*

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Save $20 per night!

Early Bird Special!

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Powered Site Offer

Kids stay Free this Easter

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Stay 9, Pay 7!

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

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30% OFF

School Holiday Easter Special

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STAY 3, JOIN FREE AND SAVE 10%!

The Warlu Way

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