Top ChoiceNational 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...

Top ChoiceGallery 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...

Top ChoiceGorge in Karijini National Park

Hancock Gorge

The trail through Hancock Gorge is one of the shortest (400m, 80 minutes return) but also one of the most challenging in the park. A steep descent (partly on ladders), scramble on uneven rocks and fording or...

Top ChoiceArt 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...

Top ChoiceGorge 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...

Top ChoiceModern 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...

Top ChoiceGorge 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...

Top ChoiceArt 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 the Torres Strait...

Top ChoiceCafe 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...

Top ChoiceNatural Pool in Karijini National Park

Fern Pool

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

Top ChoiceArt in Cossack

Cossack Art Awards

Going strong for almost 30 years, this annual event attracts artists from all over the Pilbara and further afield, with hundreds of works displayed amid Cossack's historic buildings.

Top ChoicePub in Marble Bar

Iron Clad Hotel

Prop yourself up at the bar and have a yarn with owner Foxy at this character-filled outback pub, decked out with cattle skulls, Aboriginal art, signed sports jerseys, all manner of humorous stickers and a...

Top ChoiceGallery 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 Aboriginal art exhibitions, while the shady surrounds host sporadic craft...

Top ChoiceCoffee in Port Hedland

Hai's Coffee Van

Hai reliably parks her van in front of the Don Rhodes Mining Museum six mornings a week to dole out tasty caffeine hits in hot and cold forms.

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, including dugongs, plus endangered marsupials (25 of the 42 islands are nature reserves)....

Viewpoint in Karijini National Park

Oxer Lookout

The 13km drive (past the Karijini Eco Retreat) to the breathtaking Oxer Lookout is bumpy and unsealed, but it's worth it for the magnificent views of the junction of the Red, Weano, Joffre and Hancock Gorges some...

Waterhole in Millstream Chichester National Park

Deep Reach Pool

Some 4km from the visitor centre, shady picnic tables and barbecues back onto a perfect swimming hole, believed to be the resting place of the Warlu (creation serpent). The water is deep and the banks can be...

Cafe in Karratha

Lo's Cafe Fusion Bistro

This bright and breezy cafe mixes local ingredients with Asian influences to create its signature sweet-potato waffle with fried chicken, poached eggs with pork belly, banana pancakes and more. All-day breakfasts...

Gorge in Karijini National Park

Weano Gorge

The Upper Weano is dry, but the steep track winding down from the car park to the Lower Weano narrows until you reach the perfect, surreal bowl of Handrail Pool (150m, 30 minutes return). Hiking in the gorge...

Waterhole in Millstream Chichester National Park

Python Pool

Just off the road that traverses the Chichester Range (19km east of the Karratha-Tom Price Rd), this plunge pool sits photogenically at the base of a cliff. The water is normally fine for swimming, though check...