City of Karratha


There’s lots to do around here that’s a bit out of the box. Find out what’s on and where to stay and of course where to find our friendly visitors centres.

Cossack Heritage Trail

Cossack is a historic ghost town located 1,480km north of Perth within the City of Karratha. The carefully maintained remnants of this early settlement include some of the oldest buildings in Western Australia positioned on the waters of the Butcher Inlet.

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Accommodation bookings can be made now for the Easter long weekend onwards by phoning Cossack Caretakers on 0408 937 677 or emailing

Cossack and surrounds

Step back in time and follow in the footsteps of the early settlers who came to the Pilbara in search of their fortune.  Marvel at the beauty of the century-old bluestone buildings, stroll along the unspoilt shores of Settlers Beach or discover the region’s rich history on the Cossack Heritage Trail.

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There is no free camping within the City of Karratha. "Camping" includes sleeping in a vehicle, tent, caravan and swag. To find out more about what you can do, keep reading.

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Parks and gardens

The City of Karratha residents, tourist and community groups benefit from some of the highest quality sports fields, parks and neighbourhood playgrounds within the North West.

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Off-Road Vehicles

Under the Control of Vehicles (Off Road Areas) Act 1978 it is an offence to drive or ride an off-road vehicle within the City of Karratha, unless it is used on private land with the owner's consent.

Off-road vehicles include trail bikes, two and four wheeled motor bikes, go-carts and buggies.

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Karratha Golf Course & Bowling Club

Fancy a game of golf or lawn bowls? Below are details on where you can find the local golf course and bowling club and how to make a booking.

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Yaburara Heritage Trail

Karratha has an extensive footpath network that offers a great way to get between home, play areas and work.

Walk, run, cycle or roll on the pathways in your neighbourhood and be active.

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Neighbourhood Walks and Bike Rides

Looking for a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood or for a casual bike ride. This section has some easy to use maps which will help you see the best areas.

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Disability Access

The City of Karratha has a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) to ensure services and facilities are accessible and inclusive now and into the future. It reflects the commitment to raise awareness and put in place effective strategies to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their carers who wish to access information and services offered by the City of Karratha.

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Name Origins

Finding a name is always hard work, luckily the original inhabitants of the area (the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people) and the early settlers managed to come up with some good ones.

Here's the story behind the names that make this great place.

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