Top things to do

Top Choice National Park in Dampier

Murujuga National Park

Murujuga is home to the world's largest concentration of rock art (dating back more than 30,000 years), stretched out along the rocky hills of the heavily industrialised Burrup Peninsula. The most accessible are at …
Top Choice Cafe in Karratha

Empire 6714

Sure, you can get your standard bacon and eggs here, but why wouldn't you go for coconut flour pancakes with berries or fig and fennel fruit loaf? There's lots of organic, hard-to-source goodness on the menu, but we…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Port Hedland

Esplanade Hotel

There's a surprising air of sophistication about this old hotel. Breakfast until 11.30am is good value, then the Empire Bar's all-day menu blends old classics with new (Vietnamese poached chicken salad, scotch fille…
Top Choice Gallery in Port Hedland

Courthouse Gallery

More than a gallery, this leafy arts HQ is the centre of all goodness in Port Hedland. Inside are stunning, curated local contemporary and Indigenous exhibitions, while the shady surrounds host sporadic craft market…
Nature Reserve in Dampier

Dampier Archipelago

Offshore from Dampier, the coral waters and pristine islands of the Dampier Archipelago support a wealth of marine life and endangered marsupials (25 of the 42 islands are nature reserves). It's a recreational fishi…
Cafe in Port Hedland

Dôme

The nicest aspect of this large branch of a WA cafe chain is the glorious old building it's housed in – an old nurses' quarters with a modern annex. Pull up a seat on the breezy verandah, and peruse the huge menu, w…
Park in Port Hedland

Marapikurrinya Park

Watch ridiculously large iron-ore carriers and salt ships pass by (helpfully, the visitor centre has a board listing the times the largest ships are arriving and departing). Just nearby, the large two-storey jetty i…
Gallery in Port Hedland

Spinifex Hill Studios

A great new initiative showcasing Aboriginal artists from Port Hedland and across the Pilbara. Saturday is the best time to visit, with artists at work and coffee offered (a kind of 'open house'). It's generally ope…
Cafe in Karratha

Soul

City-style sophisticated breakfasts (until 11am) are followed by an all-day menu of crowd-pleasers, from gourmet burgers to tempting share plates (sliders, quesadillas, antipasto platters). It delivers top-notch cof…
Park in Port Hedland

Cemetery Beach Park

Named for its location opposite the town's old cemetery, this grassy beachfront park is primed for barbecues and picnics, and there's a large kids' playground. From November to February, you'll often be able to spot…