Newman, in the state’s north, is the southern gateway to the beautiful Karijini National Park and is in close proximity to many beautiful natural attractions, the Newman Waterholes and Aboriginal rock carvings. Newman is a modern town originally built to house mining staff, but is now considered a tourist attraction.
Newman is surrounded by the ancient eroded hills of the Ophthalmia Ranges and offers the chance to take a local waterhole day trip or visit the largest open cut iron ore mine in the world. A sealed road from Perth makes the inland route to Karijini National Park and the north accessible to all vehicles.
Tour the iron ore operation at Mount Whaleback, marvel at the giant mining equipment and the massive pit. Drop in to the Visitor Centre which is made from rammed earth and features a huge leadlight window depicting the area’s landscape. Newman Visitor Centre has an art gallery, interpretative displays, an Outdoor Mining Museum, a theatrette and an arts and crafts shop.
Wildflowers are spread throughout the countryside with flora such as the Mulla Mulla and Sturt Desert Pea. Newman offers an excellent selection of restaurants, ranging from a la carte to bistro style, with a variety of cuisines. Takeaway and fast food outlets are also available.
Newman nightlife and entertainment can vary from a quiet drink at one of our many hotels and cocktail lounges to a raging evening at the local nightclub. Newman offers a broad range of accommodation including hotels, lodges and cabins. Caravan and camping sites are also available for the more independent traveller.