Karratha is a charming little city, located in Western Australia. Save time and money when you book a car hire in Karratha, a town which was developed in the 1960's when it made room for the processing and exportation workforce of a mining company.
The name of the town comes from the old Aboriginals, meaning Sacred Earth. The city is composed of nine main suburbs, and according to the 2015 census, the population added up to 26,228. Although a small town, it provides everything for the tourists who wish to come and visit in a car.
Karratha is best explored with a car. There's a variety of fancy hotels, affordable motels and rustic B&Bs; there is even a camping facility for the adventurers who love to sleep outdoors.
The restaurants satisfy every taste bud, with a large array of food to choose from. For the night owls, there is also the possibility of going to the night clubs to have a little fun. Moreover, the shopaholics will be happy to know that Karratha benefits from a generous commercial area.
We suggest you reserve a cheap car rental in Karratha so you can really experience the wonderful surrounding area and city sights.
Millstream-Chichester National Park. How can you possible put into words the beauty that leaves you not only breathless but speechless as well? You can't! The best way is to take a picture (a picture paints a thousand words, so the song goes) of its hidden pools, beautiful landscapes and awesome flora and fauna
Karijini National Park. This park happens to be one of the largest national parks in Western Australia (second only to Rudall River National Park), also one of the most spectacular. Why spectacular? Let us see: amazing gorges, towering waterfalls and cool swimming holes. And how do you experience it in a Karratha way? Let me tell you how. You go through subterranean gorges then go under the towering waterfalls then dive into sparkling, crystal clear waters of the rock pools. Do I need to add about the breath taking and interesting flora and fauna?
Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula). The locals call this amazing place “The Burrup”. It was named after the island's highest hill. Originally it was called by the Aborigines Murujuga or Murrijuga. So what do we see here? Have you ever heard of petroglyphs? Petroglyphs or rock engravings are usually more than a thousand years old. And Murujuga has plenty of rock engravings. From small emus to Tasmanian tigers (which are now extinct) to whales and many more. Most of these rock engravings are used for ceremonial activities. They were carved by the Jaburara people who once lived here. But the sad part is that they have been wiped out so no one can tell us exactly what they mean and for what kind of ceremonies they were used for. Well, at least they left us with something that could take our breath away and leave our minds pondering.
Walkington Theatre is the perfect place if you want to spend a cultural evening enjoying the latest modern shows or traditional plays. The venue has both a cinema theatre and a traditional theatre house, so you have plenty of shows to choose from.
Point Samson Charters is a charter company that organizes cruises of high reliability and quality. The Karratha Point Samson is a specialist in environmental issues and is very known for its commercial diving, in order to study closer the coral and the seabed, for its sealife studies and last but not least for personal purposes. It is a great experience for the adventurous type.
Karratha Aquatic Center is a great place for the entire family. There are various activities that can be done both indoor and outdoor: swimming pools for children and adults, and swimming classes. Besides swimming pools, there are other recreational activities as well, such as tennis, volleyball or basketball. It is the perfect place to relax after a whole day spent visiting the town and the surroundings.