Karratha is located 1,535 kilometres north of Perth on the North West Coastal Highway and about three hours’ drive from Port Hedland. Known for its iron ore industry, Karratha is a rapidly growing town.
It enjoys a warm climate all year round, making it a great spot to escape the colder weather further south.
A modern and well serviced town, Karratha boasts a major airport and the north west’s largest shopping centre. It is the starting point for many tours and adventure experiences in the surrounding areas including Millstream and Karijini National Parks, the magnificent Dampier Archipelago, and the Burrup Peninsula – the world’s most prolific Aboriginal rock engraving site with over 10,000 identified Aboriginal art sites.
Starting from behind the Karratha Visitor Centre, the Jaburara Heritage Trail runs three and half kilometres along the top of the ranges overlooking breathtaking views. Aboriginal rock art and unique flora and fauna are some of the sights along this relaxing and entertaining walk.
Chichester Range Camel Trail goes through the Chichester National Park and provides an insight into the hardships experienced by the early settlers.
The Dampier Archipelago offers visitors the chance to explore some of the 42 islands that are located off the Dampier Coast. A haven for fish and other marine life, the area is fast becoming a tourism destination in its own right, with many new operators offering fishing and ecotourism experiences.
Karratha has a variety of accommodation including luxury five star hotels and four, three and two star options. Cabins, caravan parks and backpacker hostels are also available.
Activites and Experiences at Karratha
- Fishing – Beach
- Fishing – Game
- Fishing – Deep Sea
- Sightseeing Clients view the many sights of the area.
- Automatic Teller Machine
- Banking Facilities
- Bottled Gas
- Coach Stop
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
- Public Bar
- Mechanical Services
- Medical Facilities
- Post Office
- Public Telephone
- Sporting Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Takeaway Food
- Visitor Centres
- Fishing Related to any fishing activities
- Industry/Mining, Agriculture Relating to Industry, mining or agriculture
- Island A piece of land completely surrounded by water
- Marine Related to aquatic activities such as swimming, diving, snorkelling etc
- Sport Bushwalking
- Wildlife Animals living in their natural environment or attractions that provide visitors with the opportunity to view a variety of wildlife
Nearest Airport: Karratha Airport