Port Hedland is a mining town rich in Aboriginal culture and history as well as in natural wonders. A short 2 hour flight from Perth, it’s a great stop when traveling the long West Coast. Don't forget to witness an amazing natural spectacle when visiting Port Hedland: the Staircase to the Moon. When the full moon rises over the mudflats over low tides, it creates the stunning optical illusion of a staircase reaching the moon. This breathtaking event is best viewed from Cooke Point between March and October!