Pilbara, WA

Planning a trip to the Pilbara region of WA, but don't know where to start? Read on for our complete guide to camping and attractions.

The Pilbara is the perfect holiday destination for travellers who are seeking adventure. Covering 500,000 square kilometres of land, the Pilbara is engulfed in a 2.5 billion year old landscape. As a result it boasts stunning natural assets from beautiful waterways like the Gascoyne River to the gorges and waterfalls of Karijini National Park.

Our guide to the Pilbara takes in the Millstream-Chichester National Park, which is a must for any camper who likes to indulge in wildlife walks, as it's populated by animals and rich vegetation. Next we move onto Karijini, where highlights include Fortescue Falls, which feeds into the inviting swimming hole of Fern Pool. Finally we head east to the mining town of Newman, where you can experience creeks, pools and springs and discover ancient Australian Aboriginal art.

As well as local highlights, information about visiting National Parks and advice on where to pick up maps, find out where to book Pilbara accommodation ahead of your trip, including camping under the stars.

Pilbara attractions

Car Driving The Pilbara

Pilbara, WA: Itinerary

Tick the Pilbara off your bucket list with a trip to the Millstream-Chichester National Park. This travel itinerary takes in the Millstream Homestead, Carawine Gorge and Eighty Mile Beach, as well as the Millstream wetlands, which is believed to store 1700 cubic metres of water. The area is a haven for plants and animals.

View Pilbara travel itinerary

 Karijini National Park  

Karijini National Park

This National Park offers rugged scenery, ancient rock formations and some challenging recreational offerings from walking to climbing. Experience red earth, gorges and waterfalls and attractions including the Dales, the Weano recreation areas and the Karijini Eco Retreat. Plan your trip and book accommodation near the park.

View Karijini National Park guide

Car In Pilbara River

Pilbara rivers

Encounter the temperamental rivers of the Pilbara, WA, including the Gascoyne River, the Lyndon River and the De Grey River. These waterways can have just as many unpredictable moods as the ocean. Find out where to camp and how to cross the many rivers of the Pilbara region on your next 4wd trip. 

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Newman, WA

Newman is a modern outback town situated in the Eastern Pilbara region, some 1200km north of Perth and 426km south of Port Hedland on the coast. It has a rich iron mining history and offers travellers the chance to experience local natural beauty from springs and pools to gorges and creeks.

View Newman guide

Want to visit the Pilbara? Book accommodation online now on turu.com.au.