"Hedland the hole!" Port Hedland by discobunny
Port Hedland Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 26 photos
Basically all i can say about Port Hedland is AVOID AVOID AVOID!
The only reason why i go 4 times a year is for work! The place is just good for a stop over if your driving to Broome! Port Hedland itself is just an industrial port with a couple of good pubs.
The Dampier Salt Works is pretty im pressive at first...then after you see it a couple of times it just becomes another rmassive sand pit (even though its salt)
South Hedland is the Shopping and residential area. there is South Hedland Shopping Centre but again dont bother...the place is a ***e hole!
You can also garauntee to get lost in Sth Hedland. The place is a MAZE!!! i continually got lost and kept on going around in circles ...and i was staying with a friend who lives there too!
i thought i was going crazy...i drive all over Western Australia and i can manage just one little area!
Then i was explained the South Hedland Story!
Apparently the designer who planned South Hedland was a hippy who designed it so it looked like a rose form the air. She also designed it so that everyone could walk everywhere..th eonly probelm is its so HOT no one walks anywhere! After it was developed she slit her wrists and commited suicide!
Koombana the "suburb" of South Hedland where my friends live is the worst..i was getting lost everyday! Apparently there is an urban myth that a bus load of Japanese tourists went to South Hedland Shopping centre and went for a walk through Koombana and got lost for 2 hours!! The only good thing about South Hedland is the kick arse Japanese resturant!
I didnt wrrite about the first experience of "The Nade" as is was completely CRAP!!! both food and service..we waited... more travel advice
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