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Type of Location
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Karratha airport is located between Karratha and Dampier.

Key places to visit
Karratha Visitor Centre, Jaburara Heritage Trail, Fenaclng Festival


Places to Visit

Karratha Visitor Centre

Located on Karratha Road, the centre is usually open on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.and, on weekends and public holidays, from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. However, from December to March, the hours are restricted to 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. to midday.

Jaburara Heritage Trail

Visitors to the town who are interested in the Aboriginal history of the area should obtain a copy of the Jaburara Heritage Trail booklet (available from the Karratha Community Library or Karratha Tourist Information Centre) which details a 3.5 km walk around the town stopping at Aboriginal carvings, old quarries and shell middens.

Fenaclng Festival

Each year in August Karratha holds a Fenaclng Festival. This is not a creation of Fred Dagg but rather, reflecting the mining background of the region, an acronym of the chemical symbols for iron (Fe), salt (NaCL) and the abbreviation for liquefied natural gas (LNG). A fundraiser, the festival is a popular community event.


Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December