Backpacking Karratha

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    FIND YOUR OWN WATERING HOLE TO GO FOR A SWIM, LIKE HANDRAIL POOL IN WEANO GORGE, AT KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    EXPLORE THE RUGGED AND REMOTE LANDSCAPES, LIKE AT PYRAMID HILL IN MILLSTREAM-CHICHESTER NATIONAL PARK: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    HEAD TO THE ISLANDS IN THE DAMPIER ARCHIPELAGO FOR CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER AND WHITE SANDY PRISTINE BEACHES: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    THE DAMPIER ARCHIPELAGO IS ALSO AN AWESOME PLACE FOR SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKELLING: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Karratha Highlights

  • Discover sheer gorges, waterfalls, stunning swimming holes, different wildlife habitats and some spectacular wildflowers at Karijini National Park. There are many great walking trails throughout the park suitable for varying fitness levels.

  • Explore the landscapes of Millstream-Chichester National Park, which include, rugged escapements, rolling hills, winding tree-lined watercourses. One of the highlights is the 'oasis of Millstream', where fresh water springs are surrounded by palm trees.

  • Located north of Karratha, the Burrup Peninsula is home to one of Australia's most incredible and largest aboriginal rock art sites. It's believed there could be up to a million carvings.

  • The Dampier Archipelago is a string of 42 pristine islands that are home to a large variety of marine species, making this area fantastic for scuba diving and snorkelling. The islands' white sandy beaches and blue waters are ideal for swimming or just chilling out. The islands are also excellent for deep water, reef or sheltered inlet fishing.

  • The Montebello islands are a group of 100 limestone islands with beautiful beaches and turquoise waters making them another great spot for diving, snorkelling and fishing.

About Karratha

Population 12,000

Situated right in the heart of the Central Pilbara Coast, Karratha is one of the fastest growing towns in the Pilbara because of the recent mining industry boom.

The town has a variety of shops, services and places to eat and drink.

The town is a good base for exploring Millstream-Chichester National Park, Karijini National Park, Burrup Peninsula, the 42 islands of the Dampier Archipelago and the Montebello Islands.

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Karratha Visitor Information Centre

Lot 4548 Karratha Road
Karratha, Western Australia
Phone (08) 9144 4600
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