South Hedland located 1761 km north of Perth via the North West Coastal Highway or 1660 km via the Great Northern Highway, Port Hedland is one of the major iron ore ports in Australia. With a population of over 15 000 it is an industrial centre totally committed to the extraction, processing and exporting of iron ore.
South Hedland serves as a predominantly residential area for the nearby mining communities and contains many facilities including a large shopping centre which offers a supermarket, department store and over 25 specialty shops.
There are a wide variety of Aboriginal communities in the area. Archaeological sites show the physical evidence of the lifestyle and activities of the Aboriginal people. South Hedland offers a variety of venues for dining including a la carte, counter meals and take away.
Motel style accommodation can be found offering apartments, deluxe and standard rooms. Caravan parks offer ensuite cabins, onsite caravans, shaded and grassed powered sites.