Dalgety House

Charming Dalgety House Museum, dating to 1903, is one of the few remaining examples of early-20th-century architecture. Displays tell the story of Port Hedland’s early development days.

cnr Wedge & Anderson Sts
08 9173 4300
10am – 2pm | Mon – Fri
$2 Admission

Courthouse Arts & Gallery

Courthouse Arts Centre & Gallery has a rotation of contemporary art exhibitions, as well as a gallery shop that sells Aboriginal and local art and crafts.

Edgar St
08 9173 1064
9am – 4.30pm | Mon – Fri

Don Rhodes Mining Museum

An open air museum, established as a testimony to the pastoral and mineral industries which have shaped the development of Port Hedland. Three restored locomotives from the BHP Iron Ore railway provide a stunning centrepiece, with a shaded seating and BBQ area.

Wilson St
08 9173 1711

Flatback Turtle Nesting

Port Hedland’s uniquely beautiful beaches and mangroves are home to an abundance of fish and other wildlife. Off the coast of Port Hedland you can see whales, bottlenose dolphins and sharks.
From October to March Port Hedland’s beaches become home to hundreds of Flatback Turtles (Natator depressus) as they nest and their younglings hatch.

Speak to locals for best viewing spots
October – March

Silver Star Cafe

The Silver Star Cafe is a restaurant in the west end of Port Hedland, Western Australia. Its kitchen and lounge area are housed within a historic preserved railway carriage, and it has an alfresco deck alongside. The Silver Star Cafe has been favourably reviewed by Lonely Planet, which praised it as “possibly the coolest cafe in the Pilbara”.

16 Edgar Street
Julie 0411 143 663
7am – 2pm | Mon – Sun
6pm – 9pm | Fri – Sat

Matt Dann Cultural Centre

Matt Dann Cultural Centre

The Centre offers a range of services for the community including box office movies, live theatre, comedy, music and venue hire opportunities. The Centre includes a multi-purpose Theatre seating 302 guests, a green room, stage level loading bay, large foyer and kiosk.

Hamilton Rd, Sth Hedland
08 9158 9361
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Port Industry

The Port Interpretive Walk running along the Esplanade offers information about the port’s history and the resource companies that utilise the facility.

The best views of industry in motion in the harbour can be found at Marrapikurinya Park on the waters’ edge in the historic West End. Redbank Bridge is the perfect lookout point for BHP Billiton’s trains, some of the longest in the world moving alone the 426km-long railway, which transport iron ore from Mount Whaleback in Newman to the port. This spot also offers spectacular views of Dampier Salt’s towering stockpile which is best viewed at sunset.

Redbank Bridge Lookout | Wilson St

Staircase to the Moon

The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon that occurs only in the North West of Australia between March and October. During the full moon this region experiences such dramatic tidal changes throughout the day that enable the pockets of water caught in the sand ripples to reflect the natural rising colour of the moon. Viewed at full moon on a still evening this light creates what looks like a golden staircase leading to the moon.

March – October