Superpit Kalgoorlie mine truck

The pits, and we love it

The resources boom is driving the economy and now tourists are chasing a slice of the action, writes Sue Williams.

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Away from it all ... swimming in Fern Pool.

Outback underworld

Plunging gorges, hidden waterholes and the deep-blue Pilbara sky lure Daniel Scott back to Karijini National Park.

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Japanese Cemetery

Cossack - Places to See

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.

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Dampier Harbour

Dampier - Places to See

Dampier (including the North West Shelf and Dampier Archipelago)
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.

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