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Karratha is calling

Story: Karratha is calling
Airdate: 15th September, 2019
Presenter: Christina Morrissy

The City of Karratha has undergone a massive transformation, now boasting facilities you would normally only find in major metropolitan cities.

  • With a population of 23,000 Karratha is situated between the Pilbara desert and the Indian Ocean, with the Dampier Archipelago located just off the coast.
  • Built in 1968 to service the resources industry, the towns foundations were rooted in mining, however the city has evolved to being that of an extremely liveable one.
  • Karratha has a number of fantastic facilities; the Leisureplex, home to some great swimming pools, the Red Earth Arts Precinct, in addition to a great library, shopping complexes and 38 parks around the City.
  • The natural environment of the City of Karratha is characterized by the Dampier Archipelago and the Murujuga National Park promoting world class fishing alongside rich and historic culture.
  • Karratha is a fantastic location to base yourself for your next Pilbara adventure as there is so much to see and explore in the vicinity of the City.
  • The first place you’ll want to check out is the Visitors Centre, where you can find out about the town’s myriad of tours. These include walking trails through the town and its surroundings, helicopter tours that will take you over the nearby Dampier Archipelago, and trips out to the world’s biggest ancient outdoor art gallery at the Burrup Peninsula.
  • The Burrup Peninsula is home to the world’s highest concentration of rock art with more than one million petroglyphs depicting 50,000 years of human occupation.
  • The City is also home to the historic village of Cossack, the carefully maintained remnants of this early settlement include some of the oldest buildings in WA, which was once the North West’s main shipping port and is home to the annual Cossack Art Awards.
  • Visit Roebourne to view the Ganalili Centre, previously the Victoria Hotel. A heritage building which has recently undergone a significant redevelopment, home to a library, Cultural attractions and tourism centre.
  • Karratha is an easy drive away from the natural beauty of Karijini National Park and the Millstream-Chichester National Park, two stunning locations you definitely need to add to your Pilbara bucket list.
  • Visit Karratha today and find out why it is calling you.