Travel 1557km north of Perth along the scenic North West Coastal Highway and you will arrive at the quaint town of Karratha. Situated right in the heart of the Central Pilbara Coast, Karratha is your gateway to Western Australia’s wilderness wonderland. Known to local Aborigines as the “good country”, Karratha was originally built in 1968 to accommodate miners working in the nearby Hamersley Ranges. However, the region’s wealth of natural resources and attractions has seen it grow into one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. The magnificent Millstream-Chichester National Park, the tranquil islands of the Dampier Archipelago, and the breathtaking Burrup Peninsula are just some of the town’s many exciting highlights.