Top things to do in The Pilbara

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 Gallery in Newman

East Pilbara Arts Centre

This state-of-the-art gallery is home to one of the state’s most successful art collectives, Martumili Artists, and is a beautiful setting in which to admire their acclaimed, vibrant art. The Martu people live in re…
Top Choice Gorge in Karijini National Park

Hancock Gorge

The trail through Hancock Gorge is one of the shortest (400m; 80-minute return) but also one of the most challenging in the park. A steep descent (partly on ladders), scramble on uneven rocks and fording or swimming…
Top Choice Art in Roebourne

Yinjaa-Barndi Gallery

Stop by this Aboriginal-run gallery to see gifted Millstream artists at work and to purchase some striking art. Pilbara art is renowned for its bold, bright colours, while styles vary from traditional to abstract, d…
Top Choice Gorge in Karijini National Park

Dales Gorge

From the Fortescue Falls car park, a trail descends steeply via a long staircase to stunning Fortescue Falls (the park's only permanent waterfall; about one-hour return) and a photogenic swimming hole, behind which …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Karijini National Park

Karijini Eco Retreat Restaurant

The restaurant at Karijini Eco Retreat has fantastic food, with the chefs offering high-quality dishes that are often accented by bush-tucker ingredients (bush tomatoes, wild herbs, wattleseed). To be this far from …
Top Choice Gorge in Karijini National Park

Hamersley Gorge

Away in Karijini's northwest corner, this idyllic swimming hole and waterfall (400m; allow about an hour for the return walk) makes a lovely stop if you're heading north towards the coast or Millstream (it can't be …
Top Choice Art in Port Hedland

Spinifex Hill Studios

Aboriginal art from Port Hedland and a considerable range of styles from Noongar, Banjima, Innawongka, Martu, Kariyarra, Nyiyaparli and Yamatji cultural groups from across the Pilbara, plus Torres Strait Islands, ho…
Top Choice Cafe in Karratha

Empire 6714

Sure, you can get your standard bacon and eggs here, but why wouldn't you go for banana flour waffles or tuna poke? There's lots of organic, hard-to-source goodness on the menu, and we like the playful Asian touches…
Top Choice Natural Pool in Karijini National Park

Fern Pool

Swim quietly and with respect at this lovely, shady pool – it has special significance to the local Indigenous people. It's a 300m (roughly 10-minute) walk upstream from Fortescue Falls.