BHP Mine Tour
Things To Do Newman, East Pilbara, Western Australia
The tour departs from the Newman Visitor Centre on Saturdays at 9:15am when there are a minimum of 10 bookings for the day. The tour lasts approximately two hours and passengers are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the tour. Please note that fully enclosed shoes, long sleeved tops to the wrists and long pants to the ankles are essential for the tour as we depart the bus for a short stroll on the top of the open cut mine. We suggest bringing drinking water with you on hot days. There is a morning tea in the Visitor Centre at the conclusion of the tour. Special tours for large groups can be negotiated by prior arrangement. Children 0-3 free – must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
From $20 to $90
Discovered in 1957 by veteran prospector Stan Hilditch, the iron ore deposit was named Whaleback because it resembled the shape of a humpback whale!
During Winter and Spring 2021, The Newman Visitor Centre provides opportunities to see the world’s largest single open-cut iron ore mine!
Tours last approximately 1.5 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to collect your safety glasses and a hi-vis vest. All attendees must wear fully enclosed shoes, long-sleeved tops to the wrists and long pants to the ankles. Three-quarter sleeves and trousers are not acceptable. Children aged 0-3 years are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
We suggest bringing drinking water with you on hot days.
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