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Port Hedland Airport Information
Port Hedland International Airport is located approximately 13km from Port Hedland’s CBD. It can be accessed by various transport options, including:
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- Taxi: A taxi zone is located in the short term car park outside the airport terminal.
Things to do in Port Hedland
Port Hedland is a prominent Western Australian regional centre, fringed by dry hinterlands, ranges, rock formations, grasslands, mangroves and the Indian Ocean. As a thriving iron-ore site, Port Hedland’s natural harbour is often populated with imposing freight ships – a stark contrast to the town's pristine beaches. Marking the south-western terminus of Eighty Mile Beach, Port Hedland hosts an incredible array of marine life, such as nesting flatback turtles and migrating whales, and is within easy reach of tMillstream and Karijini National Parks.
A gateway to Western Australia’s North West and the booming Pilbara region, Port Hedland is one of the world’s largest and busiest working harbours, and a town rich in cultural heritage. Become immersed in the bustling community and socialise with friendly locals. Discover public art, scattered throughout the area in homage to its strong history, culture and industry. Explore a rugged and picturesque coastline and admire nesting flatback turtles and watch for migratory whales. Witness the magnificence of the Millstream and Karijini National Parks. Or venture gems of the west, Broome and the Kimberley.
Port Hedland’s retail scene is focused around five main areas, Port Hedland Shopping Centre, Boulevard Shopping Centre, South Hedland Shopping Centre, The Wedgefield Industrial Area, and between Wedge and Edgar streets. The area’s major shopping centres are the Boulevard Shopping Centre and the South Hedland Shopping Centre, where a mixture of well-known retailers, local brands and service providers can be found. The Wedgefield Industrial Area contains a variety of light and service industry premises. While a range of cultural, recreation and shopping facilities, as well as major banks can be found on Wedge and Edgar streets.
Port Hedland is divided into two main areas, Port Hedland and South Hedland. Both areas host a good range of dining opportunities, spanning restaurants, take away cafes and fast food eateries. Asian cuisine is popular in the mining town, with Chinese and Thai restaurants serving much-loved favourites and quick bites. Pubs are a source of both good entertainment and satisfying, affordable food. A number of Port Hedland hotel and motel restaurants have a great influence on the local dining scene.
As is common in most regional centres, the most popular watering holes in Port Hedland include an array of quality pubs. Last Chance Tavern, Hamilton Motel and Port Hedland Walkabout Hotel are three of the area’s favourite meeting places. The Walkabout is famous for its Red Dog Saloon, an ode to the area’s most notorious Kelpie.