Located in the Heart of the Pilbara, Newman sits amongst rolling landscapes of red granite hills and is the gateway to many unsung heroes of the Pilbara. Newman is an outdoor adventure paradise - within just two hours, you can reach marvellous spots for 4WDing, hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming and rock climbing. Awe-striking panoramas, natural rock pools, ancient rock formations, and wildflowers - our region brims with unique, diverse, and wildly coloured landscapes.
Aboriginal occupation of this area extends to around 41,000 years, The Nyiyaparli People are the Traditional Owners of approximately 36,000 square kilometers of land and waters in the East Pilbara region, including the township of Newman. Nearby landmarks and places such as Eagle Rock Falls and Kalgans Pool are part of Nyiyaparli traditional country and continue to have ongoing significance to the Nyiyaparli People.
Situated in Newman is the East Pilbara Arts Centre. In the centre, you'll find Martumili gallery, exhibiting ethically sourced paintings from emerging and established Martumili Artists whose works have gained international attention for their innovative and dynamic style. Their art depicts their land and history, reflecting stories of their families and ancestors who lived, walked and gathered food across their homelands in the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts and Karlamilyi (Rudall River) areas in the East Pilbara.
If you are a fan of sunrises and sunsets, you can catch fantastic views from Radio Hill Lookout, with walking trail access located behind the Newman Visitor Centre.
Newman Visitor Centre acknowledges the Nyiyaparli Traditional Owners, on whose ancestral land the Newman Visitor Centre sits. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.