Australia: Pilbara

The Gurus Explore
S1:Ep1841 mins2008Guest: Trevor Cochrane, Neville Passmore

The Pilbara region of Perth is sometimes known as the Wild West of Australia. This region traces its origins back two thousand five hundred million years. The scenery here will literally take your breath away. Newman is the starting point of The Gurus Explore Journey through the Pilbara. Newman, the town, owes its existence to the mine and today most of the population is directly or indirectly employed by the mine. They also take time to stop by the Newman Racetrack where the town upholds a tradition that goes back well over a hundred years, horse racing.

Seventy Six kilometers north of Newman is an area is called Wanamana . It is an ancient art gallery that depicts animals, humans and dreamtime characters that inhabited this country over one thousand generations before Europeans arrived. Next up is Karijini National Park. Be sure to put aside three maybe four days to really check this out. Last stop is Port Headland to visit the Munjina Gorgem, tour the Don Rhodes Transport and Mining Museum, and take a cruise with Peter Chester’s twin hole fishing charter. The day fishes at the barbecue to cook up the day’s catch.

Featuring: Trevor Cochrane, Neville Passmore
Video Language: English