Discovered in 1957 by veteran prospector Stan Hilditch, the iron ore deposit was named Whaleback because it resembled the shape of a humpback whale!
During Winter and Spring 2021, The Newman Visitor Centre provides opportunities to see the world's largest single open-cut iron ore mine!
Tours last approximately 1.5 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to collect your safety glasses and a hi-vis vest. All attendees must wear fully enclosed shoes, long-sleeved tops to the wrists and long pants to the ankles. Three-quarter sleeves and trousers are not acceptable. Children aged 0-3 years are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
We suggest bringing drinking water with you on hot days.
Children (3 - 16 years) $20
Family Pass $90
(2 adults and 2 children)
Information on local attractions
Corner of Fortescue Ave and Newman Drive, Newman WA.
As of 20 September 2021
Monday 9:00 - 2:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 2:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 2:00
Thursday 9:00 - 2:00
Friday 9:00 - 2:00
Saturday 9:00 - 2:00
Sunday 9:00 - 2:00