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Port Hedland

A bustling Indian Ocean port, Port Hedland is known for its prominent resource industry, however the coastal town is just as rich in Indigenous culture, history, and natural wonders. The port itself is the largest export tonnage port in the world, and provides visitors with the unique opportunity to witness the impressive daily operations. Port Hedland is also the gateway that connects the famous Pilbara region and the Kimberley, which can be traversed along the Warlu Way. Following the path of the warlu legend, or Dreamtime sea serpent, it comprises four routes exploring sapphire seas, lush oases and soaring gorges. The warlu is said to have emerged from the sea and travelled through the red heart of the outback, forming magnificent waterways as he moved. Part of this spiritual route is the inland drive to Karijini from Port Hedland, drenched in Indigenous culture and natural wonders. To the north-west of Port Hedland exists a natural phenomenon called the Staircase to the Moon, when the full moon rises over the mud flats at low tide, creating the illusion of a staircase reaching up to the moon - a very special way to end your day in Port Hedland.

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