On the road to Dampier

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First stop after leaving Broome was the Sandfire Roadhouse, they do have a campground there and dogs are allowed,there’s powered and non powered sites.At the Roadhouse wandering around are allot of peacocks along with a few other types of birds,within the garden where allot of birds hang is a pond with fish and then out the back on display are some photos and newspaper clippings on the past cyclones that ripped through the area.

Sandfire Roadhouse with some of the resident peacocks

A bowser that has seen better days!

Apart from stopping at the turn off to the old abandoned Goldsworthy (old mining settlement) our next stop was Pardoo Roadhouse just for a break before heading for Port Hedland.

The jetty and boat ramp at Port Hedland,where by the entry to the water stood a crocodile warning sign of a sighting in the area of a crocodile

Where we pulled up for the night,Port Hedland.Just to the left the train lines where the trains are continuously running dropping off loads of Iron-Ore at the BHP facility.We walked up to the bridge over pass and watched them come and go!

We stayed in Port Hedland a couple of nights and were finding it pretty warm so we all decided to keep heading onward to find a place where we could cool off in the water,we left Hedland just on sunset to travel a bit in the night hoping it would be a little cooler.

      As we were leaving Port Hedland just on sunset

After leaving Port Hedland we arrived in Dampier by dark but knew we could pull up in a certain spot not far out of Dampier as we had parked here a few years back,this was the beach we were parked near


Hearsons Cove on the Burrup Peninsula is another place we stopped over night, like a few years ago we parked on the beach,there’s also a toilet there and a few shelters to get out of the sun during the day.The whole beach consists of allot of shells so the kids enjoyed collecting a few cowrie shells, night was great with a cool breeze but by the early morning we knew it was going to be a hot one so we got out of there,that day ended up being a heatwave with temps reaching up to 55 degrees in the sun!
Just up the road from Hearsons Cove is a heritage site with aboriginal paintings and not to forget from April to October you can view the staircase to the moon from Hearsons Cove.      

Hearsons Cove

Dampier is also known for The Pilbara Wanderer, or Red Dog!
 Red Dog was a Kelpie/Cattle Dog cross born in Paraburdoo in 1971,he became a real character throughout the Pilbara.He died in 1979 and this statue erected by his many friends he made in his travels,you will find the Red Dog statue in the tourist bay at the entry to the town of Dampier.
Throughout the Pilbara area was also where the filming of Red Dog took place

holidayroad@y7mail.comOn the road to Dampier

Comments 2

  1. lisasdream

    Gorgeous Photos! So good to see where you guys are and what you are all doing! Love the dog photo 🙂
    That beach looks so nice!
    Wonder if there is any more crocodiles sighting since November 2011?

  2. Holiday Road

    Thank you Lisa!The beach there is gorgeous but it was a Hot one!wrong time of year to be there.The croc sightings were a few weeks before we arrived at Port Hedland but they still had the sign up,maybe he was still hanging around 🙂

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