The town of Newman was established by Mt. Newman Mining Co. Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of BHP) in 1968, however, Aboriginal occupation of this area extends to around 26 000 years.
Newman was built to house employees for the iron-ore mines. Still boasting a big iron-ore industry, Newman is home to over 7,000 people. Newman is located 1,184km north of Perth.
Newman is a large and somewhat modern mining town in the Pilbara region. It serves several iron ore mines. Visitors can arrange to inspect the mine by contacting the Newman Visitor Centre, but to view the countryside it is best to use Radio Hill Lookout which will display the production area of Mt Whaleback Mine site and give an overall perspective of its size. Newman mining and pastoral museum is located at the Newman Visitor Centre and gives a brief history of the town and the establishment.
Phone number: 08 9175 1428 more
Phone number: 9175 2802 more
When travelling in the North West, stop in at the Newman Hotel Motel! more
The town of Newman was established by Mt. Newman Mining Co. Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of BHP) in 1968, however, Aboriginal occupation of this area extends to around 26 000 years. more
Newman Fish and Chips caters for fish & chips, burgers, takeaway hot & cold food, ice creams, and cold drinks. more
Kalgan's pool is one of the more popular destinations for a day's outing as its very close to Newman and the large pool rarely dries up. Accessible by four wheel drive vehicle only. more
Pilbara Iron CountryTours offer a variety of tours including tours to Mount Newman, Eagle Rock Falls and Stuarts Pool. more
Four Star hotel, complete with swimming pool, licensed bar/restaurant, guest laundry, babysitting service and BBQ facility. Budget accommodation also available. more
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