The best time to visit Port Hedland is during the winter months of June to August when the weather is a little cooler and flights are cheaper. Of course, this time of year in Australia coincide nicely with school holidays when locals and tourists from around the world flock here to enjoy a well-deserved holiday. There are always plenty of community festivals or events taking place in and around town from outback rodeos to the Lake Argyle Adventure Race.
For your next travel destination, arrange a holiday to Port Hedland in Western Australia. The best way to learn what the area is all about is to take a guided tour of the town. Not only will you be able to see the historical buildings which were once used in the region’s iron-ore industry but also the natural harbour that is home to one of the largest ports in Australia. Port Hedland also has wonderful beaches which stretch for 80 miles along the West Australian Coast towards Broome. The turquoise azure waters are perfect for swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling. If you enjoy fishing then Port Hedland is the place for you. It’s an angler’s paradise with a huge variety of fish such as whiting, skippy, mullet, bream and Kingfish. How about hiring a fishing boat with crew for the day to experience what fishing in Port Hedland can offer? Explore the nearby National Parks in the Pilbara region like Karijini. Have you got what it takes to walk through the rocky tunnels, plunging gorges and steep cliffs? Spend some time swimming under the fantastic waterfalls and natural pools at Dales Gorge. Port Hedland has a large tidal range especially during the spring months which is a great opportunity to try crab fishing. However do be careful swimming at high tide in the spring. Saltwater crocodiles and sharks have been spotted in the area including blue ring octopus and box jellyfish.
Use cheap local bus services to take you around town, however the best way to explore the surrounding areas yourself, is by hire car. Alternatively, there’s nothing stopping you from taking an exciting coach tour for the best travelling experience. It’s a great way to see the spectacular beaches and unique mangroves that are home to many different varieties of fish and wildlife.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Port Hedland International Airport (PHE) is just over 5 miles south west of town. The majority of hotels provide guests with free airport shuttle bus transfer services which are generally included in the price when making a reservation. There are also low cost public buses available outside the airport terminal that only takes around 15 minutes to get you into town. Airport car hire services can also be arranged while reliable taxi companies have vehicles on standby with fixed fees of about 23 Australian dollars for a one way journey.