All Seasons Port Hedland
Cnr Lukis And Mcgregor Sts, Port Hedland, WA, 6721
More about Port Hedland
Whim Creek Pub
One of the huge iron ore ships coming into port.
A salt truck
Travel Tips for Port Hedland
Sunglasses are a must when looking at this
Port Hedland is a working mining town producing mainly Iron Ore. However, it's also a major player in the salt mining industry. The salt here is said to be the purest form in the world with no chemicals used in it's production. It's highly sought after for use in industrial and chemical applications. It's even used in off shore drilling operations to fill caverns under the sea floor which are being drilled through. Filling the cabin with salt prevents the very expensive drill tips ($250,000 each) from bending and snapping.
The salt mound here is only about half it's normal size. You can just see a salt truck in front of the mound. These trucks are working round the clock, taking salt from the mound to the port.
Look at my other photo to get an idea of how big the truck is (it's taken from the passenger seat of a standard car), then compare it to the mound. Can you feel your arteries hardening just looking at it?
You'll drive past it coming in from Broome on the main highway.
Hedland the hole!
Basically all i can say about Port Hedland is AVOID AVOID AVOID!
The only reason why i go 4 times a year is for work! The place is just good for a stop over if your driving to Broome! Port Hedland itself is just an industrial port with a couple of good pubs.
The Dampier Salt Works is pretty im pressive at first...then after you see it a couple of times it just becomes another rmassive sand pit (even though its salt)
South Hedland is the Shopping and residential area. there is South Hedland Shopping Centre but again dont bother...the place is a ***e hole!
You can also garauntee to get lost in Sth Hedland. The place is a MAZE!!! i continually got lost and kept on going around in circles ...and i was staying with a friend who lives there too!
i thought i was going crazy...i drive all over Western Australia and i can manage just one little area!
Then i was explained the South Hedland Story!
Apparently the designer who planned South Hedland was a hippy who designed it so it looked like a rose form the air. She also designed it so that everyone could walk everywhere..th eonly probelm is its so HOT no one walks anywhere! After it was developed she slit her wrists and commited suicide!
Koombana the "suburb" of South Hedland where my friends live is the worst..i was getting lost everyday! Apparently there is an urban myth that a bus load of Japanese tourists went to South Hedland Shopping centre and went for a walk through Koombana and got lost for 2 hours!! The only good thing about South Hedland is the kick arse Japanese resturant!