1186 kilometres north of Perth, Newman is a town who’s history is steeped in mining. Today it is home to one of the worlds largest producing open-cut iron ore mines.

The first shipment of ore was not exported until 1969, partly because of the trade embargo’s placed on the export of ore since World War Two. Now sitting at one end of the worlds longest privately owned railway, the link to Port Hedland, Newman has seen significant growth since the owners planted 60,000 trees in 1975 and declared the town, no longer a ‘company town’, in 1981.

Although mostly revolving around the mining, Newman still has all of the modern facilities to accommodate visitors to the area with things to see and do.

For more information, please visit this website about Newman.

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