We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land Paraburdoo is situated on, the Yinhawangka people.

The origin of the name ‘Paraburdoo’ comes from the local Indigenous word Pirupardu meaning ‘meat feathers’ because of the large population of white corellas in the area.

Originally built in the early 1960’s as a mining town, Paraburdoo remains a small mining town today. Paraburdoo has an interesting history regarding discovery of 200-year-old ancient bones, the Royal Family visits and even UFO Sightings!


Radio Hill Lookout offers panoramic views over the town and can be accessed from Camp Road.

Kelly’s Pool (approximately 8km out of town) is a popular spot for picnics along the water, however swimming is not permitted.

How to get to Paraburdoo

Paraburdoo is accessed via a sealed road linking Nanutarra Roadhouse and Tom Price, just over 80km from Tom Price.

Paraburdoo Airport is the closest airport to Karijini National Park and is located 9km from town. There are daily flights from Perth to Paraburdoo and car hire is available at the airport.