21 to 23 October 2016
Where: Port Hedland, Western Australia
Why: Port Hedland was named after Captain Peter Hedland in October 1896. It is one of the oldest towns in the Pilbara rich in history, mineral exports, diversity of people, Aboriginal culture and rock carvings. This year the town is putting on events to celebrate it’s gazettal and history. Click here for information on its history.
Where to stay: Located in the oldest part of the town, The Esplanade Hotel is offering accommodation for $155 per night including a a la carte breakfast. Click here to book.
What’s on: Something for everyone.
Friday 21 October: Quiz Night at The Esplanade including dinner and drinks package. Part of the proceeds will go to the Port Hedland Historical Society to update the historical building of Dalgety House. Click here:
Sat 22 October:
- Morning: history tour of Port Hedland
- Afternoon: Wedge Street food and festival, story telling and pictures, fictional story winners announced
- Evening: Black Rock Stakes, Live music, street market food and fireworks
Sunday 23 October: Free time and departure.
Planning your visit:
Write a fictional story. Entries close 9 September 2016 for Port Hedland’s fictional writing competition, please click here:
Enter a team in the Black Rock Stakes. It’s a reformatted version of the Goldsworthy to Port Hedland famous wheelbarrow race. Teams will run from Cooke Point Recreation Club along our beautiful foreshore, ending at the West End Markets on Glass Lane in the historic part of town. To join a team email the committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Airfares: Qantas flies direct to Port Hedland from Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne. Click here to make a booking.
Book accommodation: The Esplanade has a special room rate of $155 per night including breakfast. Click here to make a booking.
For more information, please contact us at Port Hedland Now: