4 days in Port Hedland & Whyalla Itinerary

4 days in Port Hedland & Whyalla Itinerary

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4 days in Port Hedland & Whyalla Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Port Hedland
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Perth

Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pretty Pool.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Hedland day trip website .

Perth to Port Hedland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Port Hedland at 43°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Whyalla.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Pretty Pool ©
Pretty Pool
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ©
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery


Whyalla ©
Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. On the 5th (Wed), go for a stroll along the water at Whyalla Marina and then admire all the interesting features of Hummock Hill Lookout. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Whyalla Maritime Museum, enjoy the sea views from Point Lowly Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Port Pirie National Trust Museum, then view the masterpieces at Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre, and finally learn about all things military at Port Pirie RSL Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Whyalla online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Hedland to Whyalla. Traveling from Port Hedland to Whyalla, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Hedland in December, expect Whyalla to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whyalla

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Port Pirie
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Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout
Whyalla Maritime Museum ©
Whyalla Maritime Museum
Port Pirie RSL Museum ©
Port Pirie RSL Museum