Karratha is an Aboriginal word meaning “good country” or “soft earth” and is a coastal community in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Although Karratha has always been regarded as a mining town, it also offers some very remarkable wonders begging to be discovered.
Karratha is one of the fastest growing towns in north WA and is known locally as ‘Munjaree’ – or the heart of the West Pilbara Coast. Due to its central location, it’s an ideal base to explore nearby national parks. Millstream-Chichester National Park, Karijini National Park and Dampier Archipelago are not far away, and there is also the Peninsula’s of Point Samson and the Burrup to visit. Head east for 350km and you will encounter Ningaloo Reef, where you can snorkel with whale sharks in an eco-friendly way.
So without further ado, Feet Do Travel share 4 tips for an awesome trip to Karratha, Western Australia.