Newman lies some 15 kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn and is the largest town in the East Pilbara. A real oasis in the outback, Newman has an array of facilities, including a shopping centre with 20 specialty stores, banks, post-office, caravan parks, hotel/motels, restaurants, vehicle service repair centres, medical and hospital facilities, and numerous sporting clubs.
Discover the numerous waterholes, be moved by the Aboriginal rock carvings and the diversity and beauty of the different species of flora and fauna, climb to the top of Mt Newman (1055 metres above sea level); you may even be lucky enough to have a chance encounter with a Bungarra lizard whilst he's out collecting his dinner.
Alternatively, you could let someone else do the work for you and put yourself in the hands of an experienced 4WD tour guide or take a scenic flight, while you sit back and take in the awesome beauty of an east Pilbara experience.
Newman is home to BHP Billiton's Mt Whaleback iron ore operations, the largest open-cut iron ore mine in the world. Don't miss the opportunity to take a tour of the mine and marvel at the five-kilometre-long pit and the giant mining machinery.
For the romantics at heart, when your day is almost over, take a drive to the top of Radio Hill lookout to witness a spectacular sunset that is only rivaled by the stunning display of stars that follow in the clear night sky. Stars like that can never be seen in the city.
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Getting there and around
There are a number of travel options for those wishing to visit the East Pilbara. Qantas and Virgin Australia operate daily return flights from Perth, while Integrity Coach Lines service Newman once a week. Several car rental agencies also operate in the area: Hertz, Thrifty, Avis and Budget Rent-A-Car.
Outback Travel Centres – Capricorn Village
Boasting a tennis court, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, Outback Travel Centre is just 10 minutes’ drive to Newman town centre. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and cable channels.
All rooms have a desk, a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room has an outdoor seating area and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries.
The hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from Newman town centre. It also offers a 24-hour convenience store, a mini golf and driving range and a multifunction court for volleyball, tennis and basketball.
Newman Restaurant offers 24-hour dining, and serves al-a-carte menus, buffets, takeaway lunch packs and a wide range of snacks. Capricorn Bar and Grill is the perfect place for a relaxing evening drink.
Outback Travel Centre Newman is 20 minutes’ drive from the Newman Visitor Centre, and 25 minutes’ drive from Mount Newman. Karijini National Park is a 2.5-hour drive away.
Lot 10 Great Northern Hwy
Phone: (08) 9175 1535
Fax: (08) 9175 2408
Seasons Hotel Newman
Located in the centre of town, the hotel caters to all the needs of travellers offering restaurant and bar facilities with al-fresco dining, a swimming pool, and leisure activities. The hotel has 83 rooms all featuring TV, air-conditioning, foxtel, tea and coffee making facilities, and private bathrooms.
Meeting room facilities are also available.
Phone: (08) 9177 8666
Fax: (08) 9177 8655
Newman Hotel Motel
Centrally located within easy access of the town centre, the hotel offers a licensed restaurant, bistro and cocktail bar, BBQ facilities, PubTAB and bottle shop, swimming pool, and conference and meeting facilities. All rooms are air-conditioned and provide tea and coffee making facilities, TV, in-house movies, and off street parking. Three and a half star rating.
Phone: (08) 9175 1101
Fax: (08) 9175 2779
Mia Mia Hotel - House in the Desert
Newman's newest Hotel.
All types of accommodation available including the luxury VIP suite.
All rooms have flatscreen TV, foxtel, internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and room service is also available.
State of the art guests Gymnasium and a relaxing courtyard.
Licenced restaurant, also available to the public including all day lavazza coffee and gourmet sweets.
Private functions can be catered for in our conference room or at your own venue.
Guest transport available to and from the Newman Airport.
32 Kalgan Drive
Phone: (08) 9175 8400
Fax: (08) 9175 8401
The park offers air conditioned Park Homes and Motel Units, powered sites, BBQ & Campers kitchen and swimming pool. Eftpos, ice, and gas facilities are all available on site.
Phone: (08) 9175 1428
Fax: (08) 9175 1484
The park offers air-conditioned budget motel rooms and backpacker accommodation along with all caravan park facilities. Dearloves features a swimming pool, BBQ, STD phone, playground, campers kitchen, and gas facilities.
Phone (08) 9175 2802
Fax (08) 9177 8451
Go to our Photo Gallery to see some of the beautiful sights to be found in the East Pilbara.