Port Hedland is a large coastal town in the Pilbara, Western Australia. As Port Hedland is both coastal and on the edge of the Pilbara, car hire in Port Hedland is a good way to get around this unique location. Port Hedland is warm all year, and temperatures can get very high in the summer. The beaches of Port Hedland are the home of a Flatback Sea Turtle breeding ground, which draws a large number of volunteers. Three different types of dolphin can be spotted, so hiring a car in Port Hedland and heading to the coast is definitely worthwhile.
Portland has a lot of attractions, including shopping centres, ore mining tours and sightseeing at the busy port. However one of the main attractions has to be the turtle tagging programme, which tourists can get involved in as well. Imagine hiring a car in Port Hedland, driving out to the coast and then spending a couple of days tagging turtles, helping to keep them safe. Another reason for renting a car in Port Hedland is that the tides around the city make it an excellent location for fishing or collecting shells, as the tides are very shallow when out, and very deep when in.
The Pilbara is a huge area that contains some spectacular scenery. Port Hedland is known as the 'gateway to the Pilbara', and from the town you can drive out to amazing places like the Karijini National Park, which has waterfalls and walking trails galore. South of the town you have the Millstream Chichester National Park, where you can swim in pools created by the Fortescue River. If you drive north, then you will find the Eighty Mile Beach, which is famous for its flatback turtles - the sand of the Eighty Miles Beach is almost pure white, so take a camera.
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 0700-1800 Sat 0800-0900 1730-1800 Sun 1000-1030 1700-1900
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.