Known as ‘Munjaree’ – or the heart of the West Pilbara Coast – is a modern cosmopolitan city and its central location makes it the ideal base for exploring the natural delights of the area.

Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. It was established in 1968 to accommodate the workforce of the Hamersley Iron mining company and, in the 1980s, the LNG operations of the North West Shelf Venture.  

The city's name comes from the cattle station of the same name, which derives from a word in a local Aboriginal language meaning "good country" or "soft earth". 

For many centuries, the region has been home to Aboriginal communities, and the nearby Burrup Peninsula features the world’s most prolific Aboriginal rock engraving sites, with over 10,000 identified examples.

Karratha Tourism & Visitor Centre


Phone: (08) 91868055

De Witt Road, Karratha

Opening Hours: 


Monday - Friday | 9am - 4pm

Saturday - Sunday | 9am - 2pm


Tuesday - Saturday | 10am - 2pm (Sunday & Monday - CLOSED)