Whim Creek was established in 1872

HISTORY

Whim Creek was established in 1872 when copper was discovered nearby. Located 1645km north of Perth, Western Australia, the township once swelled to 400 people, many of whom worked at the copper mine.

At its peak, the town boasted two hotels, a police station, a bakery, a racetrack and a blacksmith.

Located at the heart of the Pilbara, Whim Creek is the ideal base to explore the Pilbara Region in WA

LOCAL AREA

Located at the heart of the Pilbara, Whim Creek is the ideal base to explore the region. Within easy striking distance are the State’s most fascinating historic pioneering towns; Point Samson, Cossack and Roebourne. The world’s oldest rock art can be seen at Burrup Peninsula and ‘Red Dog’s’ home town Dampier is down the road. The beautiful national parks of Millstream-Chichester and Karijini are also within reach.  And don’t forget to ask us about the great fishing spots!

Balla Balla Fishing Club at the Whim Creek Hotel, Pilbara WA

BALLA BALLA FISHING CLUB

Whim Creek was established in 1872 when copper was discovered. At its peak, the town boasted two hotels, a police station, a bakery, a racetrack and a blacksmith. The only original building still standing is the iconic Whim Creek Hotel – a great place for lunch or to stay. Nearby is Balla Balla – once an important port and town it is now one of the best fishing spots in the region.

Contact

Office: 08 9176 4644
Email: admin@whimcreek.org.au
Accommodation: 08 9176 4666
Email: accommodation@whimcreek.org.au
North West Coastal Highway
Whim Creek 6718 Western Australia
Postal: PO Box 331, Roebourne WA 6718

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