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Karratha - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in the Pilbara district in the northwest, Karratha is 1,535 km north of Perth and 850 km south of Broome, on the North West Coastal Highway.

The town site of Karratha derives its name from the pastoral station from which the land was resumed to create the town site. It was gazetted in 1969, and was developed by the government to provide land for the community supporting the Pilbara iron ore industry established in the region in the 1960s.

With its year round summer, Karratha offers a number of recreational activities such as fishing and snorkelling around the nearby islands of the Dampier Archipelago. The country town also makes for a perfect base to explore the nearby Millstream-Chichester National Park with its hidden pools, beautiful vegetation and interesting links to times gone by.
 

Karratha in the local Aboriginal language means ‘good country’ or ‘soft earth’.

Source: Landgate - History of country town names - K

Check out our listing of Karratha accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Karratha Visitor Centre
Lot 4548 Karratha Road
KARRATHA WA 6714
Ph: 08 9144 4600
Fax: 08 9144 4620
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