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... and one that was once the largest settlement between Perth & Darwin. Today it's a sad shell of it's once fomer glory and not a town that is particularly inviting. We've visited some pretty rough sort of outback towns on our travels but Roebourne just feels worn out and dirty. The visitors centre was an interesting stop, learning a little about the settlement and the history, particularly the indentured indigenous labourers, who if weren't prepared to work as instructed were gaoled! Not ...
... at the caravan park and the rest was trial and error and stumbling around until we came across them.
Dampier is definitely the place to stay to experience this region. Karratha is full of miner’s huts (dongas) and Port Hedland is Karratha and Dampier on steroids! Away from these Port towns, the coastline of this region is beautiful with mountains of Iron Ore and rich red soil, meeting the palm fringed beaches and sparkling blue waters.
... in town. While it get a little noisy at times it hasn't bothered us at all and in fact we quite enjoy the atmosphere of people enjoying themselves; many are young families and it is lovely to see the little ones running around. We have spent the last few days learning the history of the area with nearby Roebourne being the oldest town in the North West. Not far away is the site of the first town at Cossack where some buildings still remain. We even managed a few holes of golf ...
At a large pull off area just near a railway crossing we stopped for Patrick to put 2 jerry cans of fuel into the Ranger. While he was doing this an ore train came. Merryn and Lyn went a bit closer to the crossing with their cameras and were rewarded with some photos of the enormous train and several toots from the driver.
We pulled into the Balmoral Tourist Park in Karratha.
... we meandered around the homestead trail, a short walk along the creek amongst the date and cotton palms where the vegetable garden, tennis court and bath house had been located A pretty walk with some great viewing spots of the creek which is fed by hot springs, a pity you can't swim here.
Packed up and moving on we stopped for a look at the cliff top lookout over the Fortescue River. This is an impressive bit of water and a nice lookout with ...
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