The City of Karratha is located in the dynamic Pilbara region of north Western Australia, encompassing the towns of Karratha, Roebourne, Dampier, Cossack, Wickham and Point Samson. The region is the engine of Australia’s economic growth. With a range of lifestyle attributes and business opportunities, it is an ideal place to visit, invest, relocate or build a career.

Located 1,535 kilometres north of Perth on the North West Coastal Highway, it is situated right in the heart of the Central Pilbara Coast.

Karratha was established in 1960s due to the tremendous growth of the iron ore industry. Today, it is a busy, modern and well-serviced town and a great base for exploring Millstream Chichester National ParkKarijini National Parkand the 42 islands of the Dampier Archipelago.

Walk the Jaburara Heritage Trail and discover Indigenous rock engravings and artefacts. Head for Hearson’s Cove for a swim and catch the ‘Stairway to the Moon’ from May to October. Or take a picnic to Miaree Pool and go for a refreshing dip.

Karratha Accommodation

Karratha offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, from caravan parks, backpackers, bed and breakfasts and self-contained apartments to hotels and resorts. 

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    Australia, Karratha, Western Australia