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If you’re looking for amazing spots in Paraburdoo where you can book accommodation for all budgets, indulge in savoury takeaways to great dining experiences, discover captivating attractions, and experience different activities, these are some of the places to visit:


You can access Paraburdoo via a sealed road linking Tom Price and Nanutarra Roadhouse, south of the Tropic of Capricorn. The airport is the closest airport to Karijini National Park, located northeast of the town and offers daily flights from Perth operated by Qantas and Virgin Australia.


Paraburdoo is a small mining town in the Pilbara region. The town was named after the Indigenous word Pirupardu, which means ‘Meat Feathers,’ because of the large number of white corellas.

Built in the 1960s, Paraburdoo is a mining town renowned for its beautiful scenery, wildlife diversity and fascinating history, like discovering 200-year-old bones, UFO sightings, and royal visits.


Paraburdoo offers a motel/hotel complex, a hospital, a variety of sporting facilities, a college, and a well-stocked shopping centre.

Cheela Plains Station Stay

Located in the semi-arid pasturelands of the Pilbara region is a family-owned and managed cattle station called Cheela Plains Station. Evan and Robin Pensini also manage a station stay accommodation, camping, and a contracting business alongside their grazing enterprise.

The station stay is the ideal stopover between the Ningaloo Reef and Karijini National Park. The facilities include a fully serviced air-conditioned “multi” bedroom complex with shared kitchen and ablutions, camping areas, conference rooms, wireless internet access, mobile phone coverage and approximately 150 square metres of undercover area.

Resilience Sculpture

On the road to Tom Price, the Resilience Sculpture was created by Western Australian sculptor Alex Micke in collaboration with the local community.

The beautiful and imposing sculpture was created from steel plate, shaped during a series of controlled blasts and from Banded Iron Formation stone excavated on the mine site locally.

Jolly Green Giant

Keep an eye out for the “Jolly Green Giant” or the Terex Haul Truck on Camp Road as you drive through town. They used this truck to haul iron ore at the mine in the 70s and 80s.

Radio Hill Lookout

Don't miss Radio Hill Lookout when you turn onto Kazput Road from Camp Road, which offers panoramic views over the town.

Kelly’s Pool

If you proceed to Camp Road, just past the golf course outside town is Kelly’s Pool. It's a popular picnic spot alongside the water. However, swimming is strictly NOT PERMITTED.

Fun Facts

Distance from Perth: 1,504 km
Population: 1,395
Postcode: 6754
Founded: 1972

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