Warlu Way

Warlu Way, Pilbara

The Warlu Way follows the trail of the Warlu or sea serpent on a on a 2480 self-drive journey through Western Australia’s spectacular Pilbara and neighbouring regions.  

This drive route highlights Aboriginal stories where the mighty warlu emerged from the sea.  The interpretive signage along the drive opens your eyes to the secrets of this country and its historical , cultural and natural wonders.

The journey begins at Ningaloo and from here Warlu Way presses east to Karijini National Park – a glorious fusion of plummeting gorges, rushing waters, narrowly spaced red cliffs and waterfalls.  It takes in mining towns around Karijini like Newman, Tom Price and Paraburdoo and tells you of the riches being mined from deep within the sun baked earth.

Next the drive returns west via the Millstream Chichester  National park – an oasis offering crystal clear ponds, water lilies, palm fronds and dragonflies.  The Fortescue River in the park is also home to the warlu after which the drive is named.

The drive returns to the coast at Karratha – gateway to the Dampier Archipelago and the Burrup Peninsula.  These areas are home to up to a million rock engravings known as petroglyphs.

Warlu Way then journeys to the north and east passing through towns like Cossack, Roebourne, Port Hedland and Marble Bar, each boasting colourful histories rich in tales of pearling, gold and pastoralism.  From here it travels along the coast to the nature rich Eighty Mile beach before reaching the Kimberley.

Driving the Warlu Way opens your eyes to the Indigenous people’s relationship and connection to the land.

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Thevenard Island
Mackerel Islands

Escape. Dive. Fish. Go wild in style on the Mackerel Islands with a choice of beachfront cabins or club village rooms, sleeping 1 – 10 people! Watch sea turtles, glimpse dolphins and whales, or wrestle in the catch of your life from the Pilbara’s fishiest waters. More information and bookings.

 

Onslow Beach Resort Pool
Onslow Beach Resort

Getaway for a beachside stay in stylish, modern self-contained apartments with ocean or pool views. Enjoy a bite to eat or a relaxed drink in the stunning beachfront restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi, Foxtel, BBQs, tour desk and car parking. More information and bookings.

Flying Sandgroper Adventure Tours
The Flying Sandgroper Adventure Tours & Travel 
They put the price way down & the adventure way up! Mix adventure, nature and culture in the most beautiful part of the WA Outback - the Pilbara and the stunning Karijini National Park. Making the North West accessible to all! More information and bookings.

Pardoo Station Stay
Pardoo Station Stay
Just one hour from Port Hedland and offering some of the most pristine coastline in Western Australia.  This is a unique getaway for travelers looking to take advantage of our fishing, bird watching or just relaxing by the pool.  You may even catch the annual Muster! More information and bookings.

Pilbara Tours
Ngurrangga Tours

Take a guided tour with Clinton through Murujuga National Park, which has the highest concentration of rock art in the world.  Explore Millstream-Chichester National Park and learn the traditional stories of how the Warlu (Serpent) created this stunning landscape.More information and bookings.

Cheela Plains Station Stay
Cheela Plains Station Stay 

Break your journey between Karijini National Park and Ningaloo Reef on a working cattle station in the heart of the Pilbara Outback. Great stopover for one or more nights offering 4X4 gorge tours, accommodation, campground, meals and awesome views day and night. More information and bookings

The Ranges Karratha
The Ranges Karratha

Offering fullly self-contained luxury one bedroom apartments with king bed with ensuite bathroom, large screen TV and separate kitchen/meals area, Free WiFi & Foxtel. More information and bookings

Ibis Style Karratha
Ibis Styles Karratha

Just a short stroll from town, this friendly hotel has comfortable rooms, a pool, BBQ area, bottle shop and a bistro providing pleasant al fresco dining. More information and bookings.

Casey Australia Tours
Casey Australia Tours

Tour in safety and comfort to the Pilbara including Karijini National Park, Marble Bar, Karratha and Millstream National Park.  More information and bookings.

Lestok Tours Karijini National Park
Lestok Tours
Join a full day Karijini Tour which departs daily from the nearby township of Tom Price. Discover spectacular 100 metre sheer-sided ochre coloured chasms, crystal clear rock pools, cascading waterfalls and tropical fern environments each offering easy walking track or viewing platform access. Also departing Tom Price, they also offer a 1.5 hour Rio Tinto Iron Ore Mine Tour. More information and bookings.

Karijini Experience
Karijini Experience

Discover Karijini National Park in unexpected ways, immersing yourself in the landscape, the culture and the sensual joys of the region. Through workshops, performances, tours and social events, the Karijini Experience is sure to inspire. More information.

Karijini Eco Retreat
Karijini Eco Retreat

An environmentally friendly Retreat and Campground, nestled in the pristine bushland at Joffre Gorge - in the heart of the world class Karijini National Park. Alongside the outback bush camping experience, the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat is the first and only facility to offer comfortable glamping accommodation in the Park! More information and bookings.

Integrity Coach Lines
Integrity Coach Lines

Integrity Coach Lines is Western Australia's premier transport provider from Perth to Broome and everywhere in between. WA is the largest state in Australia and we can take you to the best destinations on offer on our reliable and affordable service. More information and bookings.

Discovery Park - Onslow

Discovery Park - Onslow
Need a holiday park where you can rest a while on your journey through the wonders of Australia’s North West? Stay with us at Discovery Parks – Onslow and do as much – or as little – as you please. More information and bookings.

The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland
The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland

The Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland is an oasis in the Pilbara providing friendly service outstanding accommodation, fabulous food & most importantly ice cold beer! We welcome locals and visitors to the region offering respite from the heat and dirt in the Pilbara’s only 4.5 star hotel. More information and bookings

Ibis Styles Port Hedland
Ibis Styles Port Hedland

Comfortable air-conditioned rooms feature free in house movies, tea & coffee facilities, guest laundry and work desk. Continental and buffet breakfast, lunch or in the evening, dine alfresco and enjoy a fabulous meal of fresh local produce overlooking the ocean, or catch up with friends for a drink at the bar. More information and bookings.

Discovery Park Port Hedland
Discovery Parks Port Hedland

Perfectly located for both remote workers and holidaymakers Discovery Parks – Port Hedland is a great base for outdoor adventures, from off-road driving to coastal walks and endless fishing hot spots. Choose from cabins or powered sites. More information and bookings.

Britz Campervans
Britz Campervans

A Britz campervan lets you go where you want to, when you want to and how you want to. With 2WD and 4WD campervan models to hire and cars to rent, the choice is yours. Britz is the largest campervan operator in Australia. More information and bookings.
Whim Creek Hotel
Whim Creek Hotel 

A Pilbara icon for 130 Years, the Whim Creek Hotel is a great place to stop for lunch or stay for weeks.  Enjoy award-winning food and traditional hospitality.  Situated between Karratha and Port Hedland - the heart of the Pilbara. More information and bookings

2 Mile Contracting
2 Mile Contracting
Contact Shane on  0408 672 237 or email shane@2mile.com.au for further information.

Discovery Park - Karratha
Discovery Park - Pilbara Karratha
Explore the endless delights of Karratha and know the comfort of our holiday park isn't too far away. Choose from cabins or powered sites while the kids are kept entertained in our pool, playground and pedal karts. More information and bookings.

Tom Price Tourist Park
Tom Price Tourist Park
Tom Price Tourist Park is situated at the base of Mt Nameless. We have a range of accommodation as well as large sites for caravans and grass sites for campers. There is a well-equipped campers kitchen and refreshing pool. More information and bookings.

Econo Lodge Karratha
Econo Lodge Karratha

The 3 star Econo Lodge Karratha conveniently situated minutes to the Karratha town centre. The motel offers relaxing, clean and comfortable accommodation set amongst lush green gardens, just a short drive to Karratha's shops, restaurants, golf course, parks and panoramic lookouts. More information and bookings.

Discovery Park Balmoral Karratha

Discovery Park - Balmoral Karratha
Experience Karratha's raw and natural beauty all a short distance from your powered site at Discovery Parks - Balmoral. Guests can enjoy onsite amenities, outdoor pool and pedal karts for the kids.More information and bookings.

 

Discovery Cruising
Discovery Cruising

Offering tours to Dampier's Archipelago islands and Burrup Peninsula for diving, swimming, beach combing & significant sites. Let Skipper Brad give you a memorable day aboard 'Blue Marlin' More information and bookings.


Newman Hotel 
Whether you are in Newman for holiday or business, the Newman Hotel is the ideal location for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Centrally located in the township of Newman, adjacent to the major town amenities including the shopping centre. More information and bookings.

North West Shelf Visitor Centre
North West Shelf Visitor Centre

Includes interactive displays that invite you to look, touch, feel and listen as you learn. Overlooking the Karratha Gas Plant, the visitors centre is situated on the Burrup Peninsula Road about 20km from Karratha.  More information.
Hospitality Inn Port Hedland
Hospitality Inn Port Hedland
Overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Hospitality Inn Port Hedland offers comfort & country hospitality. Enjoy spacious, air-conditioned with free WiFi, free in-house movies & Foxtel, guest pool & BBQ area, plus the locally renowned Pilbara Room Restaurant. More information and bookings.
Onslow Visitor Centre
Onslow Visitor Centre
The Onslow Visitors Centre and Goods Shed Museum is the first place to stop when coming to Onslow. There is a great range of gifts, souvenirs and historical relics, all housed in an Heritage Listed building. They also have information on the sights to see in Onslow, including the incredible War Memorial and the ruins of Old Onslow. More information and bookings.
Willis's Walkabout
Willis’s Walkabouts
The trips begin where 4WD tours leave off. Visit Aboriginal art sites, gorges and waterfalls that can only be reached on foot. Our clients carry their packs off-trail into the wilderness for days or weeks at a time. More information and bookings.

Newman Visitor Centre
Follow the road to Newman and there you will find the Newman Visitor Centre.  Book a Mt. Whaleback Mine Tour, relax at the RV friendly campsites at the Visitor Centre  or spend a relaxing evening in the superb self-contained chalets.More information and bookings.

 

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