Newman, Western Australia is a modern mining town servicing the large BHP Billiton Mt Whaleback Mine. The town is in the Pilbara region north of Perth. Sitting on the edge of the Western Desert, the town is dominated by Mount Newman. There’s also plenty of things to do for nature lovers around Newman. Visit Weeli Wolli, a permanent freshwater spring filled with fish and birdlife. Kalgans Pool is the perfect place for a refreshing dip and the road to Eagle Rock Falls offers a great four-wheel drive adventure. For grand views of the Ophthalmia Ranges and surrounding plains, go hiking to the top of Mount Newman.View our Newman Airport guide
Flights from Canberra (CBR) to Newman (ZNE)
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Visiting from Canberra to Newman
Canberra to Newman flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Canberra to Newman is 15 hours and 35 minutes.
When to visit
Temperatures range from under 5°C in winter to over 40°C in summer time, each offering vastly different holiday experiences. Winter (May to October) is the most popular time to visit Newman as it's the dry season where temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C. Nights are cool with the wind off the desert can see temperatures drop to near freezing. Summer is the wet season with heavy ran in the afternoons. Expect great lightning shows, dramatic sunsets, waterfalls and plenty of wildlife. Care should be taken in the wet season, as tropical cyclones can occur.
What is the main airport called?
Newman Airport (ZNE).Opens external site in a new window It is located 10.2 km southeast of the main town of Newman, the gateway to the heart of the East Pilbara region.
Arriving in Newman
Once you touch down in Newman, you’ll be greeted by the friendly airport staff and there are multiple transport options available to choose from.
Getting into Newman from Newman Airport
Once you arrive at Newman airport there a couple of transport options to get you to the town centre. Rental cars and Newman taxi services are also available, alternatively you may wish to hire a 4WD to explore the sites around the region. Short and long term parking is available at the airport for the community and travellers.
Getting around Newman
The best way to get around Newman is by hire car or drive a 4WD discover the wider regions. A taxi service is available in town. Another option is join a guided tour which is an easy and safe option to explore sites you may not be able to access alone.
Fly from Canberra
Fly from Canberra. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Canberra, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Canberra Airport (CBR).Opens external site in a new window Canberra Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre and offers flights to Australia's capital cities, as well as Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Wellington (New Zealand) and Singapore.
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