Paraburdoo is an Australian city located in the Pilbara region. It name comes from an Aboriginal language and it stands for "white cockatoo" because of the high population of cockatoos in the area.
Paraburdoo is about 1,536 kilometers from the northern area of Perth and about 79 kilometers southwest of Tom Price. Its historical development is quite recent, as it was founded at the beginning of the 1970s to support iron ore minings in the region, near Hamersley Iron. Mainly inhabited by local mine workers, Paraburdoo has a population of around 2,000 people.
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Get up close and personal with Paraburdoo
Paraburdoo is a good location for experiencing an active, sportive lifestyle, as well as a nature field trip and environmentally aware trip on their car hire to the National Park.
Rent a car for these will all give you a sense of the Australian way of life in Paraburdoo.
Most of the town's residents are employed by Pilbara Iron's mining operation and the supporting services.
The town also provides housing to workers of the three nearby Rio Tinto mines —the Channar, the Eastern Range, and the Paraburdoo mine. Western Australia is rich of natural attractions. And Paraburdoo is another of the many places in Western Australia that has majestic wonders of nature.
Main Attractions in Paraburdoo
The Karijini National Park is considered as one of the largest national parks and one of the most spectacular in Western Australia! The park is best accessed by joining a four wheel drive tour.
The park is famous for its sheer gorges, waterfall, and cool swimming holes. There are also excellent walking trails of varying levels —from beginner to adventurous— are found in the park. And these walking trails could lead you to subterranean gorges and through waterfalls where you can enjoy a cool swim in into crystal clear rock pools!
Once in the park, you should not miss Dale's Gorge. Here, you'll find the beautiful Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool, which has been described as “one of the prettiest settings n Karijini”! The area is covered with dense, tropical vegetation, and is surrounded by gorge walls abundant in iron ore that are red and purple in color.
The park also beautifully located picnic areas as well as allocated camping sites. The Karijini National Park is not just for adventurous people, it's also a wonderful place to enjoy with your family and friends.
The Radio Hill Lookout is one of the places that one should not miss in Paraburdoo.
Once in the lookout, be ready to see the spectacular views of the whole town!
The Gardens in Paraburdoo. There are three gardens located at the center of the town. These are the Lions Park, the Federation Park, and the Meeka Park. These parks are just adjacent to each other. So if you and your friends are in the mood for a quick and easy stroll surrounded by beautiful gardens, just visit the center of the town and you'll definitely say that nature's beauty is again at arm's length!
Ashburton Hall is a central venue of Paraburdoo, as it is home to many local events and manifestations. The hall accommodates wide spaces for on-stage performances in a 400 seats room, that is mainly used for concerts and other festivities. Other spaces are available both outdoor and indoor, where people can have picnics and barbecues or play different sports. In your rental car, witness Paraburdoo Ball which is also held here every year and has become a local manifestation of joy and elegance. Some sports and church groups host meetings and conferences in the rental rooms.
Paraburdoo Ovals are key in hosting sport events. The two ovals, the Peter Sutherland Oval and the Top Oval, host local teams' practices and games. When the teams are not occupying the ovals, they can be rented, even if it is day or night, to groups of people to play different sports. Rent a car for it is an enjoyable venue for the ones who want to stay active and do it in a pleasant and fun way. Advanced booking is required for the ovals due to overlapping possibilities.