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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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Park Features

  • BBQBBQ area Pilbara Karratha
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Dump Point
  • Laundry
  • Kiosk
  • WiFi
  • Playground
  • Games Room
  • PoolPlayground - Pilbara
  • TV RoomSwimming Pool Pilbara

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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.

 

 

 


Karratha Markets

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Karrathamarkets/

A great family friendly community event in the Pilbara. Food stalls, live entertainment and more.
Dates:
April 22nd
17th June
29th July
23rd September
21st October (Kids carnival)
9th December


Dampier Markets

Link: https://www.facebook.com/DampierBeachsideMarkets/

A free community event held one Sunday each month in the Dampier area. A range of stalls, hot food and activities for the whole family!
Dates:
7th May
4th June
2nd July
13th August
10th September
1st October


Moonrise Cinema

Link: https://www.facebook.com/MoonriseCinema/

Enjoy new-release films and the year's biggest blockbusters every week at the Moonrise Cinema.
Moana: 19th April
Power Rangers: 21st April
Moonlight: 22nd April
Beauty and the Beast: 28th April
Ghost in the Shell: 29th April
The Boss Baby: 5th May


Park Activities

WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2017

There's plenty to do at Discovery Parks - Pilbara, Karratha during the July School Holidays. From BBQ and movie nights to nearby markets - come and join in the fun!

View the full school holiday program here >

WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROGRAM

Wednesday BBQs

Every Wednesday night starting in May, we will be grilling up! Join in this event to share stories and meet new friends from around the country. 

Deals & Packages

  • ! $99 CABINS ¡

    ULTIMATE DEAL

    What do you do when you miss summer? Embrace the new season with a holiday! Whisk yourself away to a cabin with the comforts of home. With select cabins at $99* per night at parks across Australia, we want to help you find your happy place.

    Use the promo code CABINS99

  • Early Bird Special!

    Save $20 per night!

    Make the most of this Early Bird special and save! Stay 2 consecutive nightsand 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

  • Superior Sale

    Save 30%

    Enjoy superior living. Stay 2 or more nights in a superior cabin and save 30%. Book before 31 May.

    Use the promo code SUP30

  • 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 $222

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 $162

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 $182

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 $172

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 $112

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 $99

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 $142

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 $55

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 $35

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 $49

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 $202

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

ULTIMATE DEAL

! $99 CABINS ¡

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Save $20 per night!

Early Bird Special!

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Save 30%

Superior Sale

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STAY 3, JOIN FREE AND SAVE 10%!

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