Cheap Flights to Port Hedland

Port Hedland is a town right on the coast of Western Australia, and is served by the Port Hedland International Airport (PHE), and though this airport is pretty compact, it has most of the amenities you will need. You will find an ATM, a café and bar, restrooms, shower facilities, and car hire desks.

There aren’t any public transport options available to traverse the 9km from the airport into town, but you can often arrange pick-ups through your hotel, organise an airport transfer, or take a taxi. A taxi will come to around $50 for the journey, so make sure you carry enough cash.

Qantas and Virgin Australia run all routes to and from this airport.

Why visit Port Hedland?

Port Hedland is one of Australia’s oldest harbourside towns, and is still an important centre for the country’s mining industry. Situated on the northwest coast of the nation, this is a great place to be situated if you are looking to explore the wonders of the dramatic Pilbara region.

Things to do in Port Hedland

One of the most popular ways to get to grips with this charming town is to take a tour guided by a local historian. You can learn about the history of Port Hedland, and get acquainted with the layout of the city. If you really are interested in the background of how Port Hedland came into being, you can also add the Iron Ore tour to your itinerary, and see how the mining industry has contributed to this town, or even just head to the docks to read about the Port industry.

However, if you’d rather spend your time learning about the natural attractions of this town, there’s plenty to see in this avenue too. Port Hedland has a long and gorgeous coastline, and from here you can see whales, and dolphins emerge from its depths. This town is also home to a huge Flatback Turtle population, and if you come between October and March you may even be in with a chance to see the hatchlings make their way to sea.

Best time to visit Port Hedland

·         Port Hedland’s temperatures range from warm to hot, so when you visit really depends on how much heat you can handle. In the peak of summer, the days can hit 36-37°C, and in mid-winter you will see highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C.

Arriving in Port Hedland by plane

·         You can fly to Port Hedland from the larger airport of Perth (PER).


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Please note that information is correct as of December 2016

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