Port Hedland Western Australia

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The Big Australian

Port Hedland, like Port Pirie in South Australia, is a vital link in Australian commodity production and hence the country's wealth. BHP, the company affectionately known as The Big Australian, has a considerable presence here. The towns port can handle vast ore carriers and there are many other examples of large scale industrial and mining plant.

This industrial might makes an interesting tour and contrasts that other equally important great Australian export seen during a winery visit. The town also has much more to offer since it is a centre for diving, bird spotting and light aircraft excursions. Passing whales can also be seen during the Australian winter months. Port Hedland is 1600 Km (~1000 miles) from Perth and 600 Km (~400 miles) south of Broome on the Great Northern Highway.

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Perth Hotel Accommodation

Perth, several thousand kilometres to the south of Port Hedland is a popular international tourist destination and its west coast location makes it usually the first or last port of call in Australia. There is no shortage of hotels and tourist accommodation. A selection of Hotels in Perth is shown below. For a full list please visit our Perth Hotels page.





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Port Hedland's colourful bird life
Port Hedland ore carrying trains can be several km long








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Driving To Port Hedland:

Driving through the Outback and remote or isolated areas of Australia is not recommended for the unprepared or inexperienced.

Driving Distances / TIME

17Hrs From Perth (1600Km)

6.5Hrs From Broome (600Km)

41Hrs From Adelaide (3800Km)

Port Hedland Climate

Max Average Temperature

Deg C/ Deg F

Winter(June-Aug):28/ 82

Spring(Sep-Nov):34 / 93

Summer(Dec-Feb):36 / 96

Autumn(Mar-May):34 / 93

Port Hedland Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall - mm

Winter(June-Aug): 11

Spring(Sep-Nov): 2

Summer(Dec-Feb): 57

Autumn(Mar-May): 33

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