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Newman is a town in the Pilbara region and is only a 16-minute drive from Perth​ via State Route 72. The town can be reached by the Great Northern Highway. Newman is considered as a modern mining town with suburban-style homes that provides a great contrast to the surrounding reddish barren desert area.

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Best Time to Visit Newman

The weather in Newman is good all year-round. The warmest months are from January through March and from October to December. Make sure to time your visit between August and November because the weather during these months is considered perfect.

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Newman, now a tourist attraction, was originally built to house mining staff. Newman is surrounded by the ancient eroded hills of the Ophthalmia Ranges where visitors would have a chance to visit the local waterhole or see the largest open-cut iron ore mine in the world! Aside from its natural wonders, Newman also has an excellent selection of restaurants with a variety of cuisines and a broad range of excellent accommodations for people who would love to explore the town's treasures. Your senses will never be dulled by the wonderful natural attractions of Newman, Western Australia!

The Carawine Gorge is only one of the many natural wonders of Newman. The gorge is a known recreation spot with the Marble Bar locals, as well as visitors who don't mind getting off the beaten track. In the gorge, you can swim in its crystal clear water or you can just sit back and admire the beautiful surroundings and abundant birdlife.

You can also enjoy a camp on the gorge's banks so that you'll have more time to explore the amazing rock formations around the gorge. You'll also be impressed with the beautiful quartz which is sprinkled around the gorge. There are also magnificent limestone walls that drop imposingly in the clear water.

The Ophthalmia Dam is another nature's wonders in Newman. The Ophthalmia Dam is a popular swimming and recreation spot where you and your friends can enjoy a refreshing dip to cool off, especially in the very hot northern summer! Ophthalmia is a stunning oasis in the middle of the arid landscape of Newman!

The Punda Art Site Rockhole

Reminder: Access to Punda is recommended for four-wheel drive only due to the sandy sections of the riverbed to cross. And clearance over rock is required. The Punda Art Site Rockhole is a beautiful destination for outings and overnight stay! Punda boasts its magnificent aboriginal rock carvings that cover an isolated hillside, permanent waters in a shady rock hole, and humongous cliffs that border a twist riverbed!

The rock carvings depict the different aspects of aboriginal life that include animals, human images with boomerangs, and water symbols. The site has views over the surrounding plains dotted with thousands of anthills! And the rock hole is about 5 kilometers from the rock carvings. And if you take a walk or drive upstream from the rock hole, you'll pass by many clear pools with abundant fish and birdlife.