Located just 20 kilometres west of Karratha, the pretty port town of Dampier is named after the English buccaneer William Dampier, who visited in 1688.

Dampier is the departure point for day cruises to the spectacular Dampier Archipelago. Don’t miss the memorial to ‘Red Dog’ on the way into town, and follow the Red Dog Trail to discover more about the North West’s favourite canine and his remarkable story. Take a day to explore Murujuga National Park, home to fascinating rock art.

Built by Hamersley Iron in 1965, Dampier is the largest tonnage shipping port in Australia and houses the massive export facilities of Hamersley Iron, Dampier Salt and the North West Gas Shelf Project.

Things to See & Do in Dampier

Dampier Foreshore

The Dampier Foreshore offers shaded picnic areas and pedestrian walkways along the palm tree lined Esplanade.

Montebello Islands Marine Park

Located off the Pilbara Coast 120km west of Dampier and 139km north of Onslow, the Montebello Islands Marine Park covers more than 58,000 hectares of ocean and over 250 low-lying limestone islands and

Roaming with Red Dog Trail

Follow the Red Dog signposted trail around town to get a feel for the place where Red Dog spent a lot of his time and see if you can complete the trail’s online quest!

Dampier Archipelago

With 42 islands and islets of the Dampier Archipelago to explore, you have the opportunity to unwind and discover the coast’s untamed wilderness.

Dampier & Murujuga National Park Tours

Ngurrangga Tours

Clinton is a descendant of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people, who are the Traditional Owners of the coastal and inland areas of the West Pilbara region encompassing areas such as the City of…

Eat & Drink in Dampier

Soak in Dampier

Soak Café in Dampier Join us overlooking the beach and Hampton Harbour for some of the best views (and coffee) in the Pilbara! Soak Café proudly serves locally…

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