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Attractions in Karratha


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Dampier Salt Dampier

  • (08) 9144 4600

Situated in Dampier, 30 minutes from Karratha is the world's largest salt producers. Watch sea water being processed into crystal salt and loaded onto the largest road trains in Australia.

  • Activity:Mining Site
  • Type:Attractions

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Description

Must wear covered shoes to visit the site.

Dampier Salt Karratha

  • (08) 9144 4600

Half day tour at the site of the largest salt producers in the world. See the process of sea water being changed into crystal salt and waiting for the largest road trains in Australia.

  • Activity:Mining Site
  • Type:Tours

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Hamersley Iron Karratha

In the Dampier Harbour, is the immense Hamersley Iron Port Facility. Also see the views of the Dampier Archipelago from Queens Lookout.

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Mining Site

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History & Resources Tour

Jump on board the Visitor Centre History and Resource Tour to get a behind the scenes look at the iron ore ship loading operations in Cape Lambert and the history of Roebourne, Wickham and Cossack.

  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Mining Site

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  • Open Days:Monday,Wednesday,Friday

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Murujuga Rock Art Cultural Experience

Join traditional custodians on a 1.5-hour rock art and cultural experience at Deep Gorge in the Murujuga National Park on the Burrup Peninsula, 30 minutes from Karratha.

  • Tour Price:$17 - $89
  • Activity:Bush Walking,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
  • Type:Sites & Trails,Tours

Details

  • Tour Locations:Burrup
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Join Traditional Custodians on a 1 &1/2 hour rock art and cultural experience at Deep Gorge.

To the local Indigenous people, Murujuga is a sacred place where you will find the famed petroglyphs, ancient rock art of cultural significance.

There is estimated to be up to one million images, some more than 35,000 years old, found in the National Park. The rock art tells the stories of our country and our intrinsic link to it.

As  the indigenous custodians of this land we want to share our culture and stories with you.

Ngurrangga Tours

?Ngurrangga Tours mostly operates from Karratha and offers visitors a unique experience of the Pilbara through the eyes of a traditional owner.

  • Open days/Times:Daily
  • Tour Duration:5 hours - 3 days
  • Tour Price:$80 - $1450
  • Type:Tours
  • Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Owned & Operated,Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors

Details

  • Tour Locations:Various locations

Description

Ngurrangga Tours offers 6 different tours. Choose from: The Millstream Overnight Tour, Bush Tucker Tour, 4WD Tag-Along Tour, 3 Day Tour, Barrimirndi Day Tour and the Rock Art Tour.

Key Experiences

-Learn about Aboriginal history and culture
-Learn about traditional Aboriginal hunting/gathering
-Learn how to collect prepare and eat ‘bush tucker’; native food found in the outback
-Learning about and playing Aboriginal instruments (Didgeridoo clap sticks etc.)
-View ancient Aboriginal cave paintings carvings or rock art

Check the website for details on all of the tours on offer: http://www.ngurrangga.com.au/tour-info.html 

 

 

Northwest Shelf gas Project

  • (08) 9158 8292

Free tour of the gas project. On the Burrup Peninsula near the Dampier Port. It is the biggest resource development site in Australia. Check out the Visitors Centre from April to October.

  • Type:Tours

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Description

The North West Shelf Project is a joint venture between six major international companies. It is one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers, supplying oil and gas to Australian and international markets from huge offshore gas and condensate fields in the Carnarvon Basin off the north-west coast of Australia.

The internationally renowned North West Shelf Venture Visitors’ Centre includes interactive displays that invite you to look, touch, feel and listen as you learn. Overlooking the Karratha Gas Plant, the visitors centre is situated on the Burrup Peninsula Road about 20km from Karratha.

Admission is free, however opening times are seasonal so please telephone for information.
P: +61 8 9158 8292
P: +61 8 9144 4600 (Karratha Visitor Centre)

Oceanus Sport Fishing Charters

Experience world class fishing in your own backyard! Sport, Game, Light Tackle,Reef and Deapsea Fishing throughout the Dampier Archipelago, along the Central Pilbara Coast.

  • Type:Charters & Rentals
  • Activity:Fishing

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Description

Personalised Fishing Charters aboard a 30ft Powercat "Men at Work" catering for novice and professional anglers. Specialised fishing equipment, bait, lures and ice supplied. All fish are cleaned,filletted and bagged for your convenience. "Now that's fishing!"

Red Earth Arts Precinct

Karratha's premium entertainment complex.

  • Open days/Times:Mon - Sun
  • Suited For:Families
  • Activity:Cinemas,Entertainment Centre,Theatres
  • Type:Entertainment Venues

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

<p> Designed by Brian La Fontaine of Peter Hunt Architects, the building is an abstraction of the Pilbara landscape.</p> <p> Located within the venue is Karratha Library, a 476 seat theatre that can also operate as a cinema or a flat floor hall, an outdoor rooftop terrace that can be an event space or a cinema, two rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms and art spaces within the foyers. There are hospitality areas on both floors.</p> <p> In the last few years the City of Karratha has embarked on a challenge to open, staff and run the Red Earth Arts Precinct. We have researched, planned, organised and undergone training in our efforts to be able to present the best possible outcomes for the community.</p>

Sail-A-Way Catamaran Charters

  • (08) 9183 1806

Sailing tours in a 12 metre catamaran, custom built for the waters of the Dampier archipelago. Day trips to the archipelago, three hour sunset cruises and sea safaris for the more adventurous.

  • Suited For:Families,Adults (18+),Seniors
  • Type:Charters & Rentals
  • Activity:Sailing

Details

Description

Luxury vessel that can carry up to 42 passengers. The sea safari includes a trip the Monto Bello Islands.

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