Paraburdoo is a mining town once owned by Rio Tinto, that lies on the desert fringe of the Hamersley Ranges, 24kms north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It’s known for its beautiful scenery, wildlife diversity and short history - including UFO sightings and royal visits. There's plenty of activities to enjoy in Paraburdoo, so be sure to visit Palm Springs - a water source with exceptional bird watching, the impressive Resilience Sculpture on entering town, Kelly's Pool's for a picnic and Radio Hill Lookout for panoramic views over the town.View our Paraburdoo airport guide
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Melbourne to Paraburdoo flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Paraburdoo is 12 hours.
When to visit
Paraburdoo's highest recorded maximum temperature is 48°C and the lowest recorded temperature is 1.5°C. The average rainfall is 295mm. Rainfall can vary considerably from the average due to seasonal cyclones, which are in the wet season. The most popular time to visit Paraburdoo is winter (May to October) as it's the dry season where temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C.
What is the main airport called?
Paraburdoo Airport (PBO) is 10km from the town centre and 71km from the town of Tom Price. The airport serves the towns of Paraburdoo and Tom Price with bus services completing the extra 71km journey to Tom Price.
Arriving in Paraburdoo
Once you touch down in Paraburdoo, you’ll be greeted by the friendly airport staff.
Getting into Paraburdoo from Paraburdoo Airport
Once you arrive at Paraburdoo airport there a couple of transport options to get you to the town centre. Rental cars and buses are available at the terminal. Parking is available at the airport for the community and travellers.
Getting around Paraburdoo
The best way to get around Paraburdoo is by hire car or drive a 4WD discover the wider regions. Another option is join a guided tour which is an easy and safe option to explore sites you may not be able to access. Camping in Paraburdoo is also popular at the Paraburdoo Caravan Park.
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