Pilbara 2008

To help you on with your holiday plans, we have detailed our fantastic journey around the globe on videos and easy-to-read fact sheets complete with contact details and links.

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Newman History
This large and modern mining town was the start of The Gurus Explore journey in the Pilbara, the wild west of Australia. Newman is situated in the heart of the Hamersley Ranges and got its name from Mount Newman. read more

Newman Attractions
A popular destination for a day’s outing is Kalgan’s Pool, a 1.5 hour drive from Newman. The deep pool has an exquisite blue colour almost all year round. read more

Mt Whaleback Mine Tour
On the list of things to do whilst in Newman is plan a visit to the world’s largest open cut mine, Mt Whaleback, where visitors can witness the sheer size of BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s operations. read more

Newman Eco-Village
Where do all the mine workers retire to after a long day at the mines? BHP Billiton has recently constructed two eco-villages in Newman that is setting the standard of accommodation for mine workers. read more

Iron Ore Trains
The iron ore from Mt Whaleback is transported to Port Hedland on iron ore trains that have made it in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest and heaviest trains in the world. read more

Karijini Eco-Retreat
The Karijini Eco Retreat offers an authentic outback experience and gives visitors the chance to play a small but very important role in responsible tourism. read more

Karijini  National Park
Karijini National Park is one of the most popular parks to visit in Australia. Located 1400km northwest of Perth in the Hamersley Ranges, the Park is the second largest national park in WA. read more

The Road to Karijini
There are many attractions to see along the way from Newman to Karijini National Park. The first sight the team marveled at was the Cathedral Rocks. read more

Dalgety House Museum and Don Rhodes Mining Museum
The history of Port Hedland can be discovered at the Dalgety House Museum where the Port Hedland Historical Society has preserved some of the greatest stories for visitors to discover. read more

Port Hedland Port Complex
Visitors to Port Hedland can take a tour of the Port Hedland port facilities.  Tours run Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, and they start from the Port Hedland Visitor Centre. read more

Road to Port Hedland
The road from Karijini to Port Hedland is a five hour drive and is full of scenic attractions along the way. The Hamersley Ranges stretches for more than 400km through the Pilbara and creates a wild and scenic landscape. read more

Coastal Lifestyle
The local leisure lifestyle of Port Hedland revolves around the stunning coast. There is so much to do like fishing, whale watching, crabbing, swimming, reef walking and turtle watching. read more

Travel Tips
The Gurus Explore team have some great tips if you are thinking of taking a trip to the Pilbara. read more