Top things to do

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…
Cafe in Port Hedland


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…
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…
Shopping Centre in Port Hedland

Boulevard Shopping Centre

You'll find a supermarket, a cafe and ATMs here.