Package Holidays in Western Australia
South Hedland Port Hedland Western Australia Australia
Port Hedland Western AustraliaAbout 1800km north of Perth, Port Hedland is the largest port and the major centre for Western Australias iron vibrant mineral industry. Port Hedland was named after Captain Peter Hedland, who discovered the entrance to the shallow bay in 1863 where the Port Hedland is situated.BHP Billitons enterprise, the biggest ore carries moving in and out of Port Hedland. The BHP Billiton enterprise can be fully appreciated, by appointment, on a tour of the port area and the iron ore site at Nelson Point.South Hedland is a residential and service town for Port Hedland. The satellite community of South Hedland was established with a planned population of 40,000. Port Hedland is some 20km away.