Port Hedland accommodation
One of Western Australia's more remote coastal towns is also one of its busiest, most prosperous ports. Port Hedland is a mining town located on the northern coast of the state, and handles the largest tonnage out of every port in the country, according to Discover Australia.
Weather in Port Hedland
Lovers of heat pack your things and book your Port Hedland accommodation immediately - the town is blessed with gorgeously warm weather.
November through to March sees temperatures that frequently break 36 degrees Celsius, with only a spot of rainfall during the start of the year. Winter on the other hand seems colder by comparison, but is still hotter than almost anywhere else in the country around the same time of year. You can expect winter temperatures to average in the high 20s, though they will sometimes break 30 degrees Celsius as well.
What to do in Port Hedland
If you love watching the inner workings of a bustling port industry, be sure to wander around the coastal walkways to check out all the big ships coming and going. Keen locomotive enthusiasts can also see some unbelievably long trains leaving the local station, bound for riches somewhere else in the country.
Accommodate yourself with the local region by visiting the Port Hedland Visitors Centre. The building is filled to the brim with local tourist information, as well as plenty of ideas for the rest of the region, too. They also have Wi-Fi should you want to browse attractions online, as well as a gift shop for some take-home souvenirs.
Port Hedland has an extensive history dating back to its foundations in 1896. Since its small beginnings it has always been a port town and you can experience its fascinating life story through one of its museum attractions.
The Don Rhodes Museum features a range of old mining and transport equipment to peruse through and is located just a short five-minute trip from the town centre. Make sure you also check out the Dalgety House Museum. This is one of the last remaining examples of early 20th Century architecture in the region and has plenty of information inside to tell the tales of Port Hedland.
For a hand-crafted trinket or a delicious bite to eat, also be sure to stop by the town's West End Markets and Silver Star Cafe. The former runs regularly in the Courthouse Gallery gardens and showcases a world of souvenirs, crafts and local cooking. The latter is a cafe housed in an old 1930s American train car and serves breakfast, burgers and tapas.
Accommodation in Port Hedland
During your visit, make sure you book a room in one of the most luxurious mid-range hotels in Port Hedland, the ibis Styles Port Hedland. It features 65 air-conditioned rooms and is located just six minutes from the town centre, adjacent to the beach. The hotel also houses its own bottle shop and outdoor swimming pool, as well as three event spaces and on-site restaurant, Heddy's Bar and Bistro.