Highlights in and around Newman

Newman and its surrounding area is home to some of Australia's most beautiful country.

However its not just the flora and fauna that attracts tourists from all over the world; BHP Billiton's Mt Whaleback Mine is the largest open cut mine in the world and it just minutes away from the Visitor Centre.

Our attractions page is home to a number of Image galleries that we hope will allow you enjoy and explore the Pilbara's beauty from afar. Simply click one of the headings below for more...

Newman Visitor Centre Image Gallery

Mt Whaleback is the world's largest open cut iron ore mine. Discovered in 1957 by veteran prospector Stan Hilditch, the iron ore deposit was named Whaleback because the hill resembled the shape of a humpback whale. Today's 1.5 hour mining tour shows mining technology at the cutting edge. Mt Whaleback ore is some of the highest quality iron ore being mined in the world..

A town of opportunity and access to regional centres with range of activities like Mining, Cattle Station and Cultural diversities.

Established in the gold rush days of the late 1800's, Marble Bar is a unique pioneering outback town set in a rugged landscape with a colourful history. Visit the Jasper Bar, originally thought to be Marble, which gave rise to the towns' name, have a beer at the "Iron Clad Hotel", take tour of the Comet Gold Mine or take a dip in one of the beautiful waterholes that surround "the hottest town in Australia"!

Spectacular gorges, water courses and stunningly unique landscapes are less than 2 hours away by vehicle along the sealed Great Northern Highway. Million years of erosion have created the winding jagged gorges of Karijjini National Park. The has a varying levels of hiking difficulty, from easy strolls along spectacular lookouts to paths among sheer rock cliffs crystal clear pools and cascading waterfalls

Each year from July to September the countryside comes alive as the dusty red earth and golden Spinifex grass of the Pilbara contrasts with the vibrant colors of its native wildflowers. The countryside is littered with flowers of all colors, sizes and shapes, like the unmistakeable Sturt's Desert Pea, fluffy Mulla Mulla, the tall majestic Ashburton Pea or any number of the 65 species of Acacia (wattle).

179kms north of Port Headland is the magical Cape Keraudren Coastal Reserve: A haven for marine, terrestrial and oceanic animals... and you're invited.

If you want high adventure, you want Rudall River - Western Australia's largest and most remote park. Drive into a world of desert dunes, salt lakes and mountain ranges. Visit the serene desert Queens Baths and explore the bush as it first was, untouched and unspoiled. Check at the Visitor Centre before proceeding into the Park! Take water, food and all necessities as you're truly going "bush".