Karratha

Western Australia

Karratha, also known as ‘Munjaree’, is the heart of the West Pilbara Coat. Its size and central location make it the ideal base for exploring the delights of Millstream Chichester National Park, Karijini National Park, Dampier Archipelago, Point Samson Peninsula and the Burrup Peninsula.

The name was formed from one of WA’s early pastoral stations, from which the land was resumed, Karratha is an Aboriginal word 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. Prior to visiting these sacred sites and for more information contact the Karratha Visitor Centre.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • Accommodation
  • • Airport
  • • ATM
  • • Bank
  • • Eateries
  • • Fuel Station
  • • Hospital
  • • Library
  • • Medical Centre
  • • National Park
  • • Nature Trail
  • • Pub/Tavern
  • • Rest Stop
  • • Seasonal Wildflowers
  • • Supermarket
  • • Visitor Information Centre

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Karratha Visitor Centre

Lot 4548 De Witt Road (formerly Karratha Road)
Karratha WA 6714
Phone: (08) 9144 4600
Email: KVCounter@karrathavisitorcentre.com.au
Website: http://www.karrathavisitorcentre.com.au/

Opening Hours:
April to September: Monday to Friday: 8:30am till 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am till 2:00pm
Public Holidays: 9:00am till 1:00pm

October to March: Monday to Friday: 9:00am till 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am till 1:00pm
Public Holidays: 9:00am till 1:00pm