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the Pilbara on Destinations WA

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You may have seen tourism experiences and towns within the Shire being featured on Destination WA from December throughout February. Presenter Trevor Cochrane and his crew were out and about for weeks filming our gems! A total of 16 stories from our Shire were showcased, from Lestok’s mine and gorge tours, to The Flying Sandgroper’s […]

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WINTER IN THE DESERT – KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK

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Check out this amazing blog by Third Eye Guide Australia about the amazing Karijini National Park. WINTER IN THE DESERT – KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK

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Road Tripping around the Pilbara

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Literally billions of years old, the Pilbara both astounds and welcomes you in a way that makes you instantly feel a part of its majesty. It is a place where you slowly let go and allow yourself to be immersed in its magnetic charm. Here are some important points that will support you to enjoy […]

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Tom Price Visitor Centre Re-Opens with a New Look

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Tom Price Visitor Centre re-opened its doors April 1 after undergoing refurbishment earlier this year. Since then, the transformed space has been busy with locals rediscovering the centre and tourists learning about Tom Price and the region alike. Highlights of the newly opened space include ‘Flashbacks in Time” which exhibits the rich history of Tom […]

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Karijini Experience showcases the Pilbara

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The Shire of Ashburton was delighted to once again sponsor the Karijini Experience, providing local residents and visiting tourists with the opportunity to enjoy the unique highlights of our beautiful region. With excitement building for months in advance, attendance figures that surpassed all expectations and extensive media coverage right across Australia, it truly was a […]

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Karijini Camping

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The attractions of Karijini National Park really take more than one day to appreciate, so you’ll  need somewhere to stay – fortunately there’s a couple of places where you can set yourself up for the night. When choosing somewhere to stay it’s important to check out the facilities offered and where in the park you’ll […]

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Karijini Gorges

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Visiting Karijini National Park you’ll enter a landscape shaped over 2,500 million years. Flowing water has created spectacular gorges and opened up walking routes deep into the surface. The result is one of Australia’s most spectacular National Parks – it’s a place packed with adventures and jaw-dropping scenery. There are many sites to visit on your […]

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Karijini Eco Retreat

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When camping in Karijini National Park you’ve only two main choices – and if you are looking for higher quality accommodation, you’ll need to check in at the Karijini Eco Retreat. The retreat has a range of accommodation, but its deluxe ‘eco tents’ and added facilities are what set it aside from the other campgrounds located in […]

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Paraburdoo Accommodation

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Paraburdoo is another town on the edge of the Karijini National Park you may want to visit. Named from the Indigenous word for the native White Corella birds, it’s in the shire of Ashburton and popular not just with tourists but also with the mining community. Built in 1970 and with a population of around 2,000 accommodation […]

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Auski Roadhouse

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If you’re heading into Karijini National Park from Port Hedland or Newman you’ll need to make sure you’ve plenty of provisions. Some of the camping sites within the park are fairly basic so it’s useful to call into the Auski Roadhouse. Situated in the Auski Tourist Village the roadhouse supplies everything you might need when camping. You can […]

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