Newman attractions things to do & see on holiday.
The laid-back and leafy town of Newman was developed in the 1960's by the Mount Newman Mining Company to service workers of the Mt Whaleback iron ore mine. Today Newman has evolved into a popular stopover destination for exploring the impressive beauty of Karijini National Park and the Hamersley Gorges. Enjoy a relaxing holiday in Newman with the help of a broad range of exciting deals available from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.
Existing in one of the least hospitable corners of the Pilbara Outback, Newman offers weary travellers a chance to relax and uncover the town's history of mining. During your holiday be sure to take a tour of the impressive Mt Whaleback Mine which is the largest open-cut iron ore mine in the world; you may also enjoy visiting the Mining and Pastoral Museum, hiking to Radio Hill Lookout for panoramic views of town, or simply kicking back at Ophthalmia Dam for swimming, sailing and afternoon picnics.
Set amongst ancient hilly ranges, beautiful native flora and fauna and many natural and man-made attractions, Newman is more than just a friendly mining town, as more and more local and international visitors are discovering. Explore the beautiful land surrounding this outback town, and let DISCOVER AUSTRALIA take the hassle out of planning your next holiday.
If you and your family are looking for something a little different for your next vacation, use DISCOVER AUSTRALIA'S easy-to-compare, easy-to-book Newman Family Packages to secure flights and accommodation in this friendly outback town, and enjoy exploring the favourite local spots. For a refreshing respite from the famously hot Newman weather, head to Ophthalmia Dam. A popular swimming and recreation spot, it also has ample BBQ facilities- so stock up on supplies in Newman and make a day of it. Just make sure you stay to watch the spectacular sunset over the dam before heading back to your family accommodation in the evening. With convenient central accommodation available, Newman Holiday Packages make the journey to local attractions cheaper and easier than ever.
Western Australia has some of the most ancient land in the world, and the view from the eroded Ophthalmia Ranges, a short drive from the centre of town is simply beautiful. Browse online for all Newman Holiday Packages and choose one that gives you comfortable accommodation, and use it as a base to explore this ancient region. Radio Hill Lookout offers more spectacular views of the region; just make sure you remember your camera when you are packing for your upcoming Newman holiday.
Visitors who want a taste of real Australian country life should book their Newman Holiday Package with exclusive discounted rates on both flights and accommodation, for March, so they can catch all the action of the Newman Campdraft and Rodeo. This community get-together is dedicated to the traditional Aussie sport of campdrafting- which involves separating an individual head of cattle from a group, and herding it through a complicated routine. Watch the incredible displays of horsemanship and other fun events, and rest easy knowing you don't have far to go to find your accommodation after the celebrations.
History buffs with a special interest in Australia's interior will enjoy touring the Mt Whaleback Mine in Newman, which is the largest open-cut iron-ore mine in the world, and close-by to a number of accommodation options bookable with a Newman Holiday Package. Its establishment coincided with the building of a huge 436km private railway stretching all the way to Port Hedland, to transport the iron-ore to the world market. The Mining and Pastoral Museum in town also contains a number of relics from the town's short history, such as the first haulpak used at the mine, and is well worth a visit.
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