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What are Karratha’s most famous landmarks and monuments?
The Burrup Peninsula is located north of the city and makes for an excellent day trip while holidaying on Karratha packages. It’s teeming with history and has some of the best-preserved examples of ancient rock art in Australia. More than 20,000 pieces of Aboriginal rock art are spread across the Burrup Peninsula, most of which date back more than 40,000 years. You’ll find the best displays of rock art at Ngajarli Gorge. Other landmarks to visit on the Burrup Peninsula include Hearsons Cove and Murujuga National Park where you can see more rock art and a series of unique rock piles.
Millstream Chichester National Park
Millstream Chichester National Park is tucked into the desert and is about a 90-minute drive from central Karratha. It’s made up of permanent waterways and wetlands, which provides an oasis in the Outback for a diverse range of plants and wildlife. The national park is home to dramatic gorges, hiking trails, and refreshing swimming holes. There are several landmarks to see while visiting on Karratha holiday packages – Python Pool, Deep Reach Pool, Mount Herbert, and the historic Millstream Homestead are some of the best. The eight-kilometre (five-mile) Camel Trail is a great way to see the park, or you could enjoy a scenic drive along the 20-kilometre (12-mile) Snappy Gum Drive.
Yaburara Heritage Trail
Yaburara is one of the most popular trails to hike while travelling on Karratha holiday packages, and you don’t even need to leave the city limits to get there. The trail stretches for a total of 3.5 kilometres (2.2 miles), starting at the Karratha Visitor Centre just south of the CBD. The Yaburara Heritage Trail loops through rugged terrain at the southern end of town, passing through beautiful rust-red landscapes and leading to lookouts like the Dampier Salt Shakers Lookout. Visitors holidaying on Karratha packages can also learn about local Aboriginal history through rock art located along the trail.
When is the best time to visit Karratha?
There are two seasons to plan around when booking Karratha accommodation and flight packages: the dry season and the wet season.
The dry season takes place between May and October and is generally regarded as the best time to travel on Karratha holiday packages. Temperatures are mild, reaching daytime highs between 25° and 30°C, and dipping to lows of about 14° to 18°C at night. Humidity levels are low and there’s little to no rain in the dry season, so you can comfortably spend your days outdoors. The dry season is the most popular time of year to visit this part of Western Australia, so lock in your hotel and accommodation in Karratha early to get the best price.
The period between November and April is the wet, low season in Karratha. The weather is hot and humid with temperatures reaching about 36°C, high levels of humidity, and regular rainfall. Rain showers tend to be quick but heavy, and they’re most common in the afternoons and evenings. You can still enjoy some time outdoors while holidaying on wet season Karratha packages – just be sure to carry plenty of water with you and have indoor activities planned as backup when it rains. Hotels and accommodation in Karratha is cheaper in the wet season compared to the dry. Another benefit to visiting during this time is that the waterfalls in Karratha’s national parks are at their most beautiful.
What should I pack for Karratha?
Hiking is a popular activity among travellers who book Karratha holiday packages. Come prepared with a pair of sturdy shoes and clothes that are comfortable for hiking. Bring along some shorts and t-shirts as well as a hat and sunglasses. A pair of comfortable sandals comes in handy for the days you won’t be hiking, and a couple of swimsuits are essential if you’ll be visiting the nearby beaches or enjoying any water activities. Pack some extra layers if you book Karratha accommodation and flight packages for a dry season holiday as evening temperatures cool down. Include some jeans and jumpers while packing your suitcase.
Pack some bug spray and a good sunscreen in addition to your normal toiletries – preferably a reef-safe sunscreen, especially if you’ll be going swimming while holidaying on Karratha packages. It’s also a good idea to bring a large refillable water bottle so you can stay hydrated while visiting national parks and hiking.