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Point Samson Peninsula

Some of Western Australia’s best beaches, coral gardens, fishing spots and restored heritage buildings can be found on the Point Samson Peninsula and its surrounding islands. 

Go for a stroll along Settlers Beach and check out the sweeping views of Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson and Cape Lambert from the lookout.

Point Samson 

Heritage

Though gazetted in 1908 Point Samson really came to prominence from 1902 with the construction of the jetty, designed to service the newer and larger vessels for which the jetty at Cossack was inadequate. The original ‘T-head’ jetty was almost 1,900 feet long, though it was destroyed in a cyclone in 1925. At its peak, Point Samson was the third largest port in WA, after Fremantle and Geraldton.  Some remains of the jetty were rebuilt on land as a tribute to the ports history. 

In contrast to its early years as a busy pastoral port, the town today is a relaxed and picturesque coastal village famous for its fish and chips and delicious fresh seafood. 

Accommodation

You’ll find a wide range of accommodation options here, from four-star resorts and boutique bed and breakfasts to modern caravan parks and holiday homes.

Activities

  • Take a stroll at sunset or sunrise along the beautiful beaches at John’s Creek and Honeymoon Cove, or have a picnic or barbeque on the grassed areas next to the beach.
  • Point Samson is a great spot to cast a line, with both beach casting and deep water fishing options.
  • Follow the Point Samson Heritage Trail to explore the towns interesting past. 
  • Point Samson is also a great base from which to explore the surrounding areas, including Cossack and Roebourne.
  • See the Staircase to the Moon – check viewing dates and times with Karratha Visitor Centre.

 



Roebourne

The oldest town between Geraldton and Darwin, Roebourne's Heritage Trail is a fascinating glimpse into the past.

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A view of Cossack

Cossack

The ghost town of Cossack was WA's orginal port of pearls. See beautifully restored buildings and enjoying the sweeping coastal views. 

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Whim Creek

Whim Creek was established in 1872 when copper was discovered nearby and the township once swelled to 400 people, many of whom worked at the copper mine.  At its peak, the town boasted two hotels, a police station, a bakery, a racetrack and a blacksmith.  The only original building still standing is the Whim Creek Hotel which is a welcome stop along the road between Karratha and Port Hedland. The small cemetery, War Memorial and some old mining workings allow a further glimpse into the past. 

Wickham

Wickham was built to service the Pilbara Iron workers and is home to the massive port facilities at Cape Lambert. The town was named after J.C. Wickham, the captain of HMS Beagle, who surveyed the North West coast in 1840.

Activities

  • Check out the 70-tonne haul truck on display at the entrance to town.
  • Wander along the secluded beaches around Port Walcott,
  • Fish from the beaches around Port Walcott
  • Take in the views from Water Tank Hill Lookout.

Suggested Itineraries

View from Oxer Lookout 
The Pilbara 7 days 

A seven-day self-guided tour taking in the highlights of the Pilbara region, from the historic towns of Point Samson, Burrup Peninsula and the Dampier Archipelago to the stunning gorges of Karijini National Park. 

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A view of Mount Bruce

  
The Warlu Way 

The Warlu Way reveals the mysteries of the Indigenous legends by taking you on a 2480 kilometre self-drive journey through Western Australia’s Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley regions. 

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