Category : Pilbara

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I’m going to switch gears here a little bit and move on to amazing, underrated cities in Australia. Everyone visits at least one of the big cities while Down Under, but there are quite a few little gems that shouldn’t be overlooked! 7. Port Hedland I was so enamoured in this city that I dedicated …
The 20 km to Dampier felt like some of the longest 20 km we’d ever driven. The salt mines along the highway were beautiful, but I was laser focused on finding Red Dog. “There it is!” I shrieked as we passed the sign for Dampier. Apparently, it wouldn’t take my eagle eye to find the …
And so, the big day was FINALLY upon us! It was time to see the infamous (OK, probably more like slightly famous) Red Dog statue in Dampier! For those of you who haven’t seen it (everyone in the Western Hemisphere), the movie Red Dog stars Josh Lucas and tells the true story of a dog …
At first, Port Hedland was just a stop on the way to see the Red Dog statue in Dampier (have I mentioned enough how much I adore kitsch?). The hotels in Karratha (the biggest city near Dampier) were booked for the night or unjustifiably expensive, so I chose to spend the night in Port Hedland. …
Once out on the open road, the scenery was as expected: dry red soil dotted with a few spiny-looking trees. For hundreds and hundreds of kilometres. We confirmed that the Pardoo Roadhouse was the main stop along the way to Port Hedland from Broome (I think there was one roadhouse closer to Broome, so it …
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