It’s not all mining and transport in Port Hedland. There’s history, culture and nature to explore. Artwork at the Spinfex Hill Studios is colourful and interesting. It’s a unique opportunity to see Aboriginal artists from several communities at work. The bird life is diverse, flatback turtles nest on the beach and a there’s a wide variety of fish.
Located around 1800 kilometres north west of Perth, Port Hedland was once named Mangrove Harbour. Later it became Port Hedland, after Captain Lars Peter Hedlund. It’s known by the Kariyarra people as Marapikurrinya
In winter it is an interesting place for ‘grey nomads’ and other holiday makers to escape. It’s much warmer than southern Australia and offers much to see.
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