Known as the gateway to the Pilbara and the Kimberley, Port Hedland is rich in indigenous culture, pioneering history and wildlife. From fishing and crabbing to whale watching and turtle nesting, the surrounding nature and striking landscapes will take your breath away.View our Port Hedland airport guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Port Hedland (PHE)
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Melbourne (MEL) to Port Hedland (PHE)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Port Hedland
Melbourne to Port Hedland flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Port Hedland is 8 hours and 45 minutes.
When to visit
The climate and weather in Port Hedland varies significantly across two seasons – wet and dry, offering much different experiences. Visit Port Hedland during the dry season, winter, from May to November. Daytime temperatures are mild and suited to outdoor activities and adventures. If you enjoy a dip in the ocean, the best months for a swim are April to June, October and November. The nights are cool, offering a great night of sleep. The wet season, summer, is from November to April, where the days are hot and nights are balmy. During the wet season, you can expect spectacular sunsets, dazzling lightning shows and thundering waterfalls.
What is the main airport called?
Port Hedland Airport (PHE)Opens external site in a new window is located on the Great Northern Highway, just 9.3 km (5.8 miles) south-east of Port Hedland and 11 km (6.8 miles) from South Hedland.
Arriving in Port Hedland
The friendly staff at Port Hedland Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your baggage, there are several transport options available to get you into town.
Getting into Port Hedland from Port Hedland Airport
The easiest way to reach the town centre of Port Hedland is via taxi, which can be accessed from beyond the terminal building.
Getting around Port Hedland
Port Hedland is easy to navigate on foot. Join a local guide on a journey through the town’s rich cultural history and identity. Taxi is an easy option to get around or you can rent a car.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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