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THE PILBARA REGION

 

The Pilbara population as of 2014, is 67, 500 (source ABS).  The Pilbara is one of the largest regions in Western Australia, and represents 20% of Australia’s total land mass.  Approximately 1200km North of Western Australia’s capital city, Perth, the region is the resources hub of Australia.  This region has amazing Indigenous cultural heritage, stunning scenery and beautiful landscapes that are unique to Australia.

The Pilbara region boasts the world’s largest rock art gallery linking you to our Aboriginal culture and heritage and has a number of tourist attractions that are recognised around the world.  The National Parks such as Karijini, beaches and landscapes bring thousands of tourist through the region each year.

There are a number of regional towns in the Pilbara each with their own unique appeal.

PILBARA TOWN

MAIN ATTRACTIONS

THINGS TO DO

VISiTORS CENTR

Karratha

Karijini National Park, 40 Mile Beach & Gregory’s George

Recreational fishing, camping, swimming at the beach

 

Dampier

Burrup Peninsula & Sam’s Island

Recreational fishing, Dampier markets & swimming at the beach

 

Wickham

Boat Beach, Point Samson & Roebourne Gaol

Boating, recreational fishing & snorkelling

 

Pannawonica

Robe River, Pannawonica Rodeo, Millstream/Chichester National Park

Viewing of Aboriginal rock art, playing sport, attending outdoor cinema

 

Tom Price

Paraburdoo

Karijini National Park, Millstream Chichester, Mount Nameless, Ratty Springs Aboriginal Rock Art

Camping, playing sport, swimming at the local pool and Palm Springs bird watching

 

Port Hedland

Civic Centre Gardens, Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve, Cultural & Heritage

Recreational fishing, Whale and Dolphin viewing & camping

 

Newman

Marble Bar, Karijini National Park & Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve

Viewing beautiful flora and fauna, walking nature trails and camping

The following video produced by the Pilbara Development Commission captures the natural landscapes and beauty of this amazing region.

Why not check out our Pilbara Au Pair Review’s to see how other Au Pairs have found their Pilbara experience and see if it is for you!

 

For more information about the Pilbara region please don’t hesitate to contact me