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Port Hedland sits at the heart of a region rich in indigenous, culture and history. This area sits on the path of the warlu, or Dreamtime sea serpent, who legend holds emerged from the sapphire sea to travel into the red heart of the outback.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Wander along Cooke Point and witness the breathtaking Staircase to the Moon between May and October. This natural phenomenon is caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting on the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide - creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching up to the moon.
The town's ideal location provides for a variety of aquatic leisure activities including superb fishing. Port Hedland is an angler's paradise where a wide variety of fish such as bream, whiting, mulet, kingfish and skippy can be caught in a number of habitats. A large population of juicy mud crabs live in the dense mangroves vegetated with samphires and other salt-tolerant plants. Further south of Port Hedland is Point Samson and the tropical islands of the Dampier Archipelago, both hot spots for game and recreational fishing.
The Australian dollar (AUD) is the official currency of Australia. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember there is a Value-Added Tax added to most purchases.
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