Newman - WA

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -23.35775 119.72959
DMS: 23º 21' 27.9" S 119º 43' 46.53" E
UTM: 50 K 7414240mN 779063mE
Altitude: 550.38m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

167.12kms South of Nullagine - Driving 192 km (2 hours 42 mins)
211.43kms East of Paraburdoo - Driving 336 km (5 hours 15 mins)
361.74kms North of Wiluna - Driving 602 km (6 hours 52 mins)
757.7kms NorthWest of Warburton - Driving 1582 km (20 hours 37 mins)

Address & Contact

7-8 Newman Dr
Newman WA 6753
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: http://www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au/Our-Region/Towns-in-the-East-Pilbara/Newman

Information

Newman is the largest town in the East Pilbara region and is a resource town. Aboriginal occupation of the area extends to around 26,000 years by the Martu people, but the town was built in the 1960s by the Mount Newman Mining Company, following the discovery of rich iron deposits on nearby Mount Whaleback, now the world’s largest open-cut iron ore mine.

It is a well-resourced town, with a shopping mall, several hotels, bars and restaurants, an airport, town swimming pool, medical facilities and a hospital.

Newman lies right on the Great Northern Hwy, National Highway 95 so it is always quite busy with caravanners and trucks stopping to restock. Most visitors to the town take the short trip up to Radio Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the township, and a mine tour of Whaleback Mine can be booked at the Newman Visitor Centre. Whilst at the Visitor Centre you can apply for a BHP permit (gold coin donation) to visit Kalgan's Pool (4WD accessible only). The East Pilbara Arts Centre features a public art gallery (check opening hours).

Newman is located approx 15km north of the Tropic of Capricon and has a semi-arid climate, with very hot summers and mild winters

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Newman Airport at 30/04:50pm WST
Distance from Newman 9.65km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
23.8°C24.1°C69%17.8°C1012.7hPa2.8mmNE13km/hr
7knots
19km/hr
10knots

Closest Climatic Station

Newman Aero
Distance from Newman 9.65km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C39.436.934.731.727.223.123.026.030.334.837.338.9
Mean Min. °C24.923.921.417.311.66.86.17.711.917.420.823.8
Mean Rain mm62.776.340.119.417.115.214.97.54.45.612.338.0

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