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Port Hedland is in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. BlueScope Steel, formerly BHP Steel, is a major contributor to Port Hedland's economy. It is a natural deep anchorage port which, as well as being the main fuel and container receiver point for the region, was seen as perfect for shipment of the iron ore being mined in the ranges located inland from the town.

The town's location on the ocean provides for a variety of aquatic leisure activities including superb fishing. Whales and nesting flatback turtles can be seen in season. Millstream and Karijini National Parks are within easy driving distance, while Broome and the Kimberley are also within reach.


Things to see and do

* BHP Iron Ore & Port Operations tours
* Reef Walks
* Royal Flying Doctor & School of the Air tours
* Cultural and Heritage Walk-It Trail
* Dalgety House – Historic pastoral era dwelling & Museum

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 19,000 approx
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61

Port Location – The port is located within approximately 1km of the town centre of Port Hedland.

Travel Links - Port Hedland has an international airport and flights from Perth are frequent.