Cooke Point Holiday Park

2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 Stars

2 Taylor St, Port Hedland, 6721, Australia
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Travel Tips for Port Hedland

Don't discount the town

by Dxenion

"A working town"

People come here thinking its a tourist town - it isn't. Iron ore production is the primary reason for the existance of this place. Port Hedland became the highest exporter of Iron Ore in the world in 2005. Other minerals are mined here too including manganese and salt.

The town is set up around the mining industry so you wont find the usual touristy things when you come here. What you will find is a town full of down-to-earth friendly people who will do what they can to help you - if you give them a chance.

Alot of people from the north west region of WA come here to retire. The weather's pretty good, the fishing is great and the lifestyle is laid back. It doesn't have the hype of Broome (6 1/2 hrs north) or the amenities of Karratha (2 hrs south) but it's isolation and lack of tourism is it's drawcard. If you want to experience real outback hospitality without the thrills, Port Hedland is the place.

There are a couple of tourist type things you can do. You can get information from the tourist information centre in the main street about the iron ore ship movements in the port and also some local knowledge on the best fishing spots. You can also climb the tower for a small fee and you'll get an awesome view of the whole area. If you're lucky, the centre may be able to arrange a visit to the shipping tower by the Port. It's normally a restricted area but they may let a few people in to show them the workings inside the Port area.

Despite BHP Billiton's best efforts, the town is constantly covered in pink iron ore dust. Even the pidgeons are pink!

The mess that is South Hedland

by discobunny

"Getting Lost"

South Hedland is the only town in WA where i had no idea where i was going. When i first arrived last december i felt like i was driving around in circles over and over again. When i asked my friend about it she told me the story of South Hedland

"A rose"

South Hedland was basically designed by some hippy woman from Canberra. She designed South Hedland so it would look like a bunch of roses from the air and that everyone could walk everywhere. Then she commited suicide!! The problem is its so HOT there that no one walks!! and now there is a badly developed suburb in the middle of nowhere!

"Koombana...urban myth"

Koombana is one of the suburbs of South Hedland and is one of the most confusing. Its so bad rumour has it there was a busload of Japanese tourists that had stopped off @ South Hedland Shopping Centre....they took a walk around Koombana and got lost for around 2 hours!! hysterical!!!

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