Karratha is a modern regional centre and home to the state’s largest shopping centre north of Perth. Apart from the excellent infrastructure of shops, accommodation and fuel, there’s not a lot to make you want to linger in town.
If you’re driving, Karratha is a sensible place to break your journey, especially if you’re driving north as there is not another hostel until you get to Broome, which is 830km away.
Karratha Road, Karratha
Tel (08) 9144 4600
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
Greyhound (tel 1300 473 946) coaches stop on Welcome Street near McDonalds and go to Perth and Broome.
110 Wellard Way, Karratha
Tel (08) 9144 4904