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Port Hedland
Australia WA  6721
Port Hedland

Port Hedland


Port Hedland (Kariyarra: Marapikurrinya) is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with a population of approximately 14,000, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. It is also the site of the highest tonnage port in Australia.
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06 Mar 2017

Port Hedland is an interesting place to visit on the coast of West Australia - a big industrial port - dusty and dirty in most areas. It was very windy during our stay and I don't think this is rare as the slabs in the caravan park had eye bolts embeded to enable you to tie the van down.

The Esplanade Hotel is huge and newly renovated and the port is full of large ships transporting Iron Ore and Salt. The area down town is neat and has lots of grassed and garden areas. There are areas all along the flats which are used to mine salt and you can see large white stock piles.

While staying at Port Hedland we booked on Harbour tour on-board the Seafarer Boat which transports the crew members from the ships to shore so they can do some shopping or just hang out at the Seafarer Centre. The centre provides internet, TV's and pool tables for the rest and relaxation of the crew.  This is all provided free of charge and the money to run the centre is obtained by selling goods and receiving donations from the large companies that ship the iron ore. The tour includes a talk on the history of Seafarer operation and a trip on the boat to pick up, and drop off, the crew members from the huge ships. 

I highly recommend this tour - an eye opening experience.


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