Hit the road and escape to the Pilbara for a driving adventure on a grand scale! Whether you like to four wheel drive or journey along sealed roads, the Pilbara will reward you with epic natural attractions. Up to a million rock art engravings, ancient gorges, pristine beaches and idyllic islands are just some of the highlights you will encounter as you drive and discover the Pilbara's larger than life landscapes.
Karijini National Park
As you stand amongst the ancient geological formations of Karijini National Park, you feel awestruck at the red layered cliffs that line the spectacular gorges eroded by nature over billions of years. This Pilbara playground is as accessible as it is beautiful.
Known collectively as the Mackerel Islands, Thevenard and Direction Island provide you with the perfect escape. Renowned for incredible wildlife experiences, both on land and at sea, the natural beauty of the Mackerel Islands is the perfect Pilbara getaway.
Cool off in Marble Bar in the swimming hole below the jasper and the adjacent Chinaman’s Pool, both popular picnicking spots. The winter months boast mild daytime temperatures and cool nights, perfect for sightseeing.
With 42 islands and islets of the Dampier Archipelago to explore, chances of you running into another person are minimal, giving you the opportunity to unwind and discover the coast’s untamed wilderness.
Massive ships, towering salt piles, some of the world’s longest trains and a range of natural attractions make for an interesting visit to Port Hedland in the Pilbara. Port Hedland is also home to a range of natural attractions.
Imagine wandering through an outdoor gallery filled with up to a million pieces of priceless Australian art! Murujuga National Park’s Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago showcases what is thought to be the highest concentration of rock engravings of any known site in the world.
With a bustling city centre, Karratha's recent reinvention will surprise you, but best of all Karratha's location means it is surrounded by iconic natural attractions including Hearson Cove, the Burrup Peninsula and Millstream Chichester National Park.
Millstream Chichester National Park
On your self-drive adventure through the Pilbara, a visit to Millstream Chichester National Park will reveal a tranquil oasis of permanent pools perfect for cooling off and relaxing.The park boasts tranquil gorges and hidden rock pools, like Python Pool which holds fresh water year round.
This drive route highlights Aboriginal stories where the mighty warlu emerged from the sea and carved its way through the stunning Pilbara landscape. The interpretive signage along the drive opens your eyes to the secrets of this country and its historical, cultural and natural wonders.