Sometimes you need to disconnect before you can hope to connect with your surroundings, writes Brigid Delaney.
Daniel Scott pulls into the hottest town in Australia around lunchtime. The campervan seats are burning his legs.
The resources boom is driving the economy and now tourists are chasing a slice of the action, writes Sue Williams.
Europe has Australia beat? I don't think so, and here are five reasons why, writes Tim Baker.
Plunging gorges, hidden waterholes and the deep-blue Pilbara sky lure Daniel Scott back to Karijini National Park.
Fascinating ghost town in the Pilbara
Located 12 km from Roebourne and 1480 km north of Perth, Cossack is an historic ghost town at the mouth of the Harding River, although an active revitalisation program is fast turning it into one of the premier tourist attractions in the Pilbara.
Dampier (including the North West Shelf and Dampier
Port from the Hamersley iron mining operations at Mt Tom Price
For a single-purpose town, designed and constructed by the Hamersley Iron mining company , Dampier is a particularly pretty settlement of some 2000 people. Located 20 km from Karratha and 1555 km north of Perth, Dampier nestles on the edge of King Bay and has beaches fringed with palm trees. In spite of the area's chronically low rainfall and high temperatures, the town has a pleasant greenness (the result of lots of watering and nurturing) and the result is a place as nice as any 'company town' could ever become.
Modern and expensive town catering for mine workers in the Pilbara.
Located 1557 km north of Perth, on Nickol Bay, Karratha is a modern town providing accommodation and services for the employees of Hamersley Iron, Robe River Associates, the Dampier Salt Company and the workers on the North West Shelf Gas and Petroleum project.