Karratha is a magical place located in Western Australia. The city, whose name means “good country”, is surrounded by hills lined with beautiful coolabah trees dressed in white bark. There are endless outdoor explorations in this land, such as tranquil rock pools to sit by and have a picnic. It is a city made especially for holidays.
- Millstream-Chichester National Park
- Montebello Islands
- Nickol Bay
- Fish and snorkel off the islands of Dampier Archipelago
- Visit and stroll through the beautiful Karijini National Park
- Stroll the breathtaking beaches of Karratha
Winters in Karratha are mild, whereas spring, summer and fall tend to get rather warm. It is during the warmer months that this city sees most of its annual rainfall. The average temperatures for Western Australia range from 86°F to 105°F (30°C to 41°C) during the warmer months.
Getting There & Around
Visitors can reach Karratha via flights from Perth Airport to Karratha Airport. The Broome International Airport, located in Broome, also provides flights to Karratha. Although Broome is closer, most choose to fly from Perth to the city.
The airport is about 14 km (9 miles) from Karratha, and there are various forms of transportation for visitors to choose from to reach their accommodations. Taxis, hired cars and shuttle buses get visitors to their accommodations in the city. When exploring and driving through the Outback, it is important to remember that there some areas that are remote or isolated.
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