via Great Northern Highway, Newman, 6753
For grand views of the Ophthalmia Ranges and surrounding plains, go hiking to the top of Mount Newman just out of the town of Newman, in the Pilbara region.
A four-wheel drive track takes you halfway up to the summit, or you can hike from the base of the mountain at the highway. Allow 2 hours from the four-wheel drive track, or four hours from the base.
Mount Newman stands at 1128m above sea level, and the hike can be challenging in places.
You'll be amazed by the rich colours of the landscape created by the presence of iron ore, which is mined nearby.
28 kilometres north west of Newman