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Cable Beach, a short drive out of Broome, is reputed
as one of the world's finest. It's an unusual strip of
dazzlingly white sand that separates the red desert
of the Kimberley from the crystal-blue Indian Ocean.
Despite its reputation, it's possible to find a secluded
spot all to yourself along its 22-kilometre length. During
the northwest's dry season (late April to November) you
can park yourself under a cloudless blue sky and bask
in consistent temperatures hovering around 30 degrees
The soothing mix of blues turns to fiery reds and
oranges as the sun sinks into the Indian Ocean. Camel
trains plod daily along the shore at sunset for a unique
way of viewing Broome at dusk, or you may just want to
take a dip in the warm waters -- comfortingly, crocodiles
are very rarely seen around Cable Beach, unlike other
areas of the northwest.
Northwest WA is etched with many indigenous
dreamtime legends, one of those being the 'Warlu'.
The tale tells of a mighty Warlu serpent that emerged
from the sea and ploughed through Western Australia,
carving out the many beautiful waterways that dissect
northwestern WA. The Warlu Way is a drive that extends
southwest from Broome, hugging the coast along 80
Mile Beach to Port Headland, inland through the Karijini
National Park, and arriving finally at Exmouth at the top
of the Coral Coast.
Port Hedland (600 kilometres southwest of Broome)
is one of the world's highest tonnage ports, shipping
more than 50 million tonnes of high-grade iron ore from
its giant loading terminal each year. The scale of industry
here is astounding, with massive carriers shipping in and
13 Wedge Street, Port Hedland
• Tour Bookings • Public Internet • Interpretive Centre
• Accommodation Bookings • Local/Regional and State Tourism
Information • Modern Souvenir/Gift Range • Maps/Books/Prints
• Famous BHPB Iron Ore Tours • Public Toilets and Showers
Open Mon-Sun (May-Oct) • Open Mon-Sat (Nov-April)
Tel: (08) 9173 1711 Fax: (08) 9173 2632
• Extensive range of Gifts • T-shirts, Hats and Caps • Souvenirs
• Fishing Equipment • Food Stocks • Cold Drinks • Chocolates
• Toiletries - including Australian Lanolin products
• Jewellery (Opal, Hematite, Mother of Pearl)
• Postcards, Stationery (Agent for Australia Post) • Religious Goods
Internet Facilities • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN 12 noon to 10pm EVERYDAY
Ph: 9173 1315 Fax: 9173 2413
Situated at the end of Port
Hedland’s main street - adjoining
the Port area.
Corner Wilson & Wedge Streets
Port Hedland Peace Memorial
Seafarers’ Centre Inc.
150km North of Port Hedland
• Camping Area • Caravan Sites
• Swimming Pool • BBQ Area
Great Northern Hwy via Port Hedland WA 6721
Ph/Fax: (08) 9176 4916
Housed in the old Roebourne Gaol & Museum
Come and take a step back
in the past to visit the Old
Gaol Museum. Roebourne
is the oldest serving town
in the North West, with its
many old buildings, that
has a rich historic past.
• Bookings are essential for the very popular
Port to Port Tour
• Discover the Emma Whithnell Heritage Trail
• Arts & Craft Group in complex
(seasonal opening hours)
• Take a scenic drive to the Harding Dam,
ideal picnic spot.
• A must visit to Cossack (historic port) and the beautiful
Point Samson Peninsula
• Souvenirs and gift shop -- jewellery, t-shirts,
books, DVDs and much more.
• Book Exchange.
Drop in for a free tea or coffee and
a chat with the friendly staff.
Ph: (08) 9182 1060 Fax: (08) 9182 1257
out of port; as is the wait at railway crossings -- iron ore
trains coming to and from Mount Newman can stretch
up to three kilometres and 300 carriages in length.
The visitor centre has information on tours of the
iron ore port as well as brochures outlining the Port
Hedland heritage trail that clearly maps the early times
of European settlement, encompassing indigenous and
European interaction during that time and beyond.
Another 200 kilometres west of Port Hedland
is Roebourne, the oldest settlement in the nearly
4,000-kilometre stretch between Geraldton on the
southwest coast and Darwin. Several historic buildings,
some pre-1900, still stand in stark contrast with the
rest of this coastal town. The Roebourne Gaol, which
doubles as a visitor centre and historical museum, is
an interesting piece of stone architecture that was built
using Aboriginal slave labour to house mostly Aboriginal
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