This memorable guided bus tour showcases how Rio Tinto make salt as well as the flora, fauna and Aboriginal culture of the coastline east of Port Hedland. The tour takes you East of Port Hedland to experience the unique and rich nature of the wetlands of the Ridley River, Tabba Tabba Creek and Lake Mirage. This is the very start of the salt making process where Rio Tinto extract huge volumes of sea water from the ocean.
Your expert guide will share knowledge of the local region which includes over 60 species of migratory birds of the wetlands, with sightings that total over 10,000 annually.
As well as seeing land-based flora and fauna, you will see some of the large fish that live in the lakes including Barramundi, Giant Herring, Cod, Giant Trevally and more.
There will be plenty of photo opportunities during the tour and you learn about the birthplace of the song and story lines of the Ngarla People, the Traditional Owners of the land. You will also learn how the Ngarla people are working together with the salt industry to build a sustainable future in the region.