Be amazed by the huge tides of the North West. The resulting Tidal Flats left at Port Hedland as the tide goes out make a truly spectacular vista. Don’t forget your camera to photograph these unique patterns etched into the sand.
The tides, which move quickly from half a metre to eight meters, create great fishing spots in the massive waterholes left behind. Tide times can be obtained from the Port Hedland Visitor Centre.
Take some time to wander along the beach at low tide and collect a few beautiful shell souvenirs. Collectors will be impressed with the diversity and abundance of shells.
If you are in Port Hedland between May and October, be sure to check out the stunning ‘Staircase to the Moon’ phenomenon during the full moon dates. As the moonlight reflects off the tidal flats on the rising moon, the resulting light show is a fine example of some of nature’s best artwork.
Port Hedland is a well serviced regional town situated on the far north coast between Perth and Broome. It is well serviced by flights from Perth, or is a 20 hour drive.