North Western Australia has some truly incredible gifts from nature, and Onslow is central to many other regional attractions. Whether you’re travelling by air, boat or road, Onslow offers an easily accessible destination point and an excellent experience of the Pilbara region.
Distances from key regional attractions are:
- Perth to Onslow: 1400km
- Coral Bay and Exmouth to Onslow: 400km
- Karratha to Onslow: 300km
- Tom Price and Karijini National Park to Onslow: 410km
CORAL BAY AND EXMOUTH
Coral Bay and Exmouth are home to the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. This regional attraction boasts an abundance of colourful corals and tropical fish. From Onslow you can reach Exmouth by car, and before you know it can be swimming with their famous whale sharks.
The Mackerel Islands offers an equally captivating alternative to Exmouth, offering one of WA’s only Island getaways where the magic of similar reefs can be explored without the crowds.
Karratha adjoins the Port of Dampier in the Pilbara, and is a thriving hub home to large mining and industry facilities. Massive quantities of salt, iron ore, copper and natural gas are produced here, and accounts for approximately 25% of Australia’s national economy.
Karratha is also home to spectacular Pilbara landscapes, combining red earthen hills and clear blue waters for sailing, fishing and swimming.
If you’re driving from Karratha to the Onslow Beach Resort it takes about 3 hours.
TOM PRICE AND KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK
Tom Price is Western Australia’s highest town (747m above sea level) and is primarily an iron ore mining town. It sits at the foot of Mount Nameless (Jarndunmunha) which is 1128m high and has spectacular panoramic views of Tom Price and Rio Tinto Iron Mine.
Karijini National Park is located about 20 minutes south east of Tom Price and is one of Pilbara’s most spectacular inland sights with gorgeous gorges, waterfalls and rock pools within easy access to the car park.