6 days in Marble Bar, Karratha & Port Hedland Itinerary

6 days in Marble Bar, Karratha & Port Hedland Itinerary

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6 days in Marble Bar, Karratha & Port Hedland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Marble Bar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Karratha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Port Hedland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Marble Bar

Marble Bar ©
Marble Bar is a town and rock formation in the Pilbara region of north-western Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Comet Mine and then appreciate the views at Carawine Gorge.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Marble Bar trip tool .

Melbourne to Marble Bar is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Marble Bar due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Marble Bar

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Carawine Gorge ©
Carawine Gorge
Comet Mine ©
Comet Mine

2
nights
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get some jogging in at Yaburara Heritage Trail, see the interesting displays at North West Shelf Visitor Centre, then get great views at Staircase To The Moon, and finally make a trip to Deep Gorge. On the next day, get lost in a book at Karratha Public Library, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cossack, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cossack Heritage Trail, and finally take in the waterfront at Dampier Port.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Karratha driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Marble Bar to Karratha in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Karratha

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dampier, Cossack
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Cossack ©
Cossack
North West Shelf Visitor Centre ©
North West Shelf Visitor Centre
Karratha Public Library ©
Karratha Public Library

2
nights
Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cooke Point Viewing Platform and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pretty Pool.

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Getting from Karratha to Port Hedland by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pretty Pool ©
Pretty Pool
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ©
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery