Port Hedland

About Port Hedland

Here’s the (fun) facts:

  • Port Hedland is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • The original inhabitants, the Karriyarra people, call the place Marapikurrinya for the hand shaped formation of the tidal creeks coming off the natural harbour.
  • An average of 20,000 live in Port Hedland.
  • Weather in the Pilbara varies greatly across two distant seasons, temperatures ranging from 5 to 40 degrees celsius.
  • Port Hedland is one the world’s largest and busiest working harbours.
  • When talking about Port Hedland you are covering both Port and South Hedland. When talking about South Hedland, you are only covering South Hedland.
  • Travelling along the coast from Perth to Port Hedland you cover approximately 1800km and will take you 18 hours.

Discover more at www.porthedland.wa.gov.au