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Karratha Guide

What are the best restaurants and cafes in Karratha?

Empire 6714

Empire 6714 is a family-run cafe in Karratha. Open seven days a week, it's one of the best spots in town to come for breakfast, lunch or a good cup of coffee. Need a health boost? Try their Kombucha brew or order a glass of their signature cold-pressed juices. When it comes to the food, there's something for everyone on the menu. Families with tickets to Karratha can let the kids feast on Nutella pancakes, while the adults try favourites like loaded bagels, avo on toast and homemade granola.

Soul Karratha

Soul Karratha is one of the top-rated cafes in Karratha. Located 13 minutes’ drive from Karratha Airport (KTA), you'll find decent portion sizes and delicious meals like roasted pumpkin with greens and smoked salmon. When it comes to drinks, you can add hazelnut, caramel and vanilla to your coffee order of choice, or cool down with a smoothie or a milkshake.

What are the top tips for travelling with children to Karratha?

Head to the beach

Hearson's Cove is one of the best beach destinations for families holidaying with return flights to Karratha. The sheltered cove is a popular swimming spot, and there are facilities to set up a barbecue. Located 25 minutes’ drive from town, parents can load up the kids in the car after breakfast and spend the entire day relaxing on the beach. If your airfare to Karratha falls over May to October, stay and watch the natural phenomenon, the Staircase to the Moon, at sunset.

Explore the islands of the Dampier Archipelago

Made up of 42 islands and islets, the Dampier Archipelago is a fantastic place for families to explore once they’ve landed on their flights to Karratha. Plan on an entire day of snorkelling, boating and fishing activities when you visit. Another nearby destination to check out is the Montebello Islands. It's popular with tourists and locals alike for its excellent diving, snorkelling and sea kayaking. Don’t forget to bring your rash guard when packing for your flights to Karratha to avoid getting sunburnt.

Discover the nearby national parks

If you and the kids love the great outdoors, Karratha's nearby national parks deserve a spot on your itinerary. Murujuga National Park is a 34-minute drive from town and is home to the largest collection of rock art in the world. Some of the pieces date back more than 30,000 years, making it a fascinating place to explore with your tickets to Karratha. The best way to see the rock art and learn about the area’s history and significance is with a half-day tour. Millstream Chichester National Park is another doable day trip from Karratha. Located a 90-minute drive away from town, the park promises rock pools perfect for a refreshing dip. Python Pool has the backdrop of ochre cliffs and is accessible from the road. If you're buying return flights to Karratha as a family with older kids, you can tackle the eight-kilometre Camel Trail. It starts at the Python Pool and is a three-hour walk one-way. Karijini National Park is the second-largest national park in Western Australia. However, it is a five-hour drive from Karratha. If you want to use your flights to Karratha to explore the park’s natural attractions like Fortescue Falls and Oxers Lookout, you may want to look into spending an overnight in the area.

What is the best way to get around Karratha?

Public transportation

If you want to keep your transportation costs as low as possible, buy a SmartRider card when your flights to Karratha arrive. You can use it on the TransKarratha bus service, and it costs $10 AUD to activate the card. On average, you can expect to pay $3 to $10 AUD per ride for trips around town. There are multiple airport shuttle bus services that depart from Karratha Airport (KTA). Prices for transfers start at $30 AUD per person. Secure your booking by making a reservation online before departing on your flights to Karratha arrive.

Metered taxis

For a much faster way to get around Karratha, hail a metered taxi. Rates start at about $4.20 AUD, and you'll pay $3 AUD for every kilometre. Taxi prices from Karratha Airport (KTA) start at $45 AUD.

Car hire

There are several car rental options available at Karratha Airport (KTA). However, if you want to pay for your car upfront and save time at the airport, you can pre-arrange your vehicle with Webjet when booking your cheap flights to Karratha.