Experience the beauty of the Pilbara
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. Maybe it’s the sheer scale of the place, with its towering red cliffs of ancient rock, tranquil pools of turquoise cupped amongst lush greenery and fields of lavender Mulla Mulla swaying to the rhythm of calming breezes. The Shire of Ashburton is a haven for history, nature and adventure seekers alike.
Whether you are travelling by car or tour bus, exploring the Pilbara will leave you with memories of a lifetime.
Safety while travelling in the Pilbara
It is best to plan out your journey before you start, so that you are well prepared and can enjoy an amazing experience. You don’t have to go far before you can be on an isolated track, the weather changes or you encounter wildlife. You need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of anyone else, including children, in your care.
Whenever you are in parks and reserves, it is always advisable to stay on existing tracks. If you get lost, stay where you are. You’ll be found sooner if you don’t stray from tracks. If your vehicle breaks down or becomes stuck, stay with your vehicle. A vehicle is much easier to spot from the air than a person.
Make sure you always carry plenty of water and plan out where your next available fuel service is.
When travelling through the Pilbara, it is important to keep an eye on road conditions due to weather and road works as these can change quickly particularly in the case of bad weather and bushfires. We recommend you regularly check the Main Roads WA reports for current updates.