About Tom Price
Nestled deep in the Hamersley Ranges at the base of the beautiful Mount Nameless is the picturesque town of Tom Price.
Located within the Shire of Ashburton, Tom Price is the highest town in Western Australia (sitting 747m above sea level) and is the perfect base for travellers and visitors wanting to explore the natural wonders of the Karijini National Park. Tom Price is a modern, fully serviced town that has been thoughtfully designed to blend with the natural environment and has everything you need to restock and refuel, plus some great cafés, restaurants and the local country pub.
The climate is almost perfect with low humidity and an average maximum temperature of 38 degrees in the summer. Balmy winter days come in at 22 to 28 degrees celsius. The majority of rainfall is received during the summer months and is dependant upon the cyclone activity off the North West Coast.
Getting to Tom Price
Arriving by Road
Tom Price is located approximately 1600 kilometres north of Perth and is accessible by sealed road from both the Great Northern Highway via Karijini Drive and the North West Coastal Highway via Paraburdoo.
Arriving by Air
A direct jet service is operated by QantasLink with flights several times a week from Perth to Paraburdoo airport which is approximately an hour and 45 minutes by air, and Lestok Tours run airport shuttle transfers to transport you the remaining 70 kilometres to Tom Price town centre. Shuttles connect directly to the scheduled flights and can be booked online before you leave home.
Accommodation in Tom Price
Tom Price offers a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets from the backpackers, self contained cabins and villas to motel rooms. Some of our local favourites are Karijini Eco Retreat, Tom Price Tourist Park or Tom Price Hotel/Motel.
Things to do in the Pilbara
Tom Price and the Pilbara region offers unique tourism experiences for all ages - with mine site tours and a large variety of natural attractions including Mount Nameless, aboriginal carvings, local waterholes and national parks. Tom Price is of course the ideal place to base yourself to take a tour of the majestic Karijini National Park and it's awe-inspiring gorges.
Photos courtesy of Kevin Mitchell Chasing Stars