Welcome to Dampier
Practically a suburb of Karratha, Dampier is the region's main port, 20km northwest of Karratha. Home to heavy industry, it's spread around King Bay. Dampier's most famous resident is Red Dog (who has had books written about him, and movies made), a much-loved mutt that roved the town and surrounds in the 1970s. A statue of him is at the entry to town. North of Dampier is the Burrup Peninsula, home to a pretty beach and one of Australia's wealthiest collections of Aboriginal rock paintings.