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Searipple Markets Unite Local Community

Houses alone don’t make a village; people do. Community events are integral for creating a vibrant and liveable place.

The Searipple Markets in Karratha invited everyone to join in on the fun on a warm July evening. Guests, village residents and locals came together for a relaxed evening of fun, dance, entertainment, food and laughter.

The Searipple Workers Accommodation Village (Searipple Village) is located in Karratha, Western Australia. The purpose-built village is set on 15 hectares hosting over 1,300 rooms, making it one of the largest accommodation villages in Western Australia. Fleetwood delivered a full turn-key solution as part of a build, own and operate business model and continues to successfully run the thriving community that is Searipple Village. This short and long-term affordable accommodation solution has become a staple of the local community, assisting the resources and construction sector within the Pilbara for many years and generated thousands of jobs for the local community.

Community spirits were high as the crowd enjoyed the variety of market stalls, sup­ported local small business, got their groove on with Amy & Ezra and watched their kids turn into colourful creatures with spar­kling eyes.

There was endless entertainment on offer, including beautiful handcrafted jewellery, local jerky, bouncy castles, face painting, henna tattoos and so much more.

Local Karratha heroes brought the event to life and it will certainly be an evening to remember for all those that came out to enjoy it. Who knows, maybe the markets might even be back next year! 

Searipple Village takes home Triple M Mine Site Awards 2021!

Over two weeks each year, the Triple M radio listeners make their voices heard, voting daily to determine the best mine sites in WA. Each day marks a different category.
Searipple Village has won the most votes in the following categories: Best Dongas, Best Entertainment/Theme Nights AND Best Location!
This also means that Searipple Village won more awards than any other mine site in the Triple M Mine Site Awards 2021.

At Searipple Village, we understand the demanding lifestyle of Fly-In-Fly-Out workers, so we work hard each day to provide facilities that promote the best health and fitness outcomes for our residents. It’s an honour to have our achievements recognised by the people’s vote! We invite you to come and see for yourself and enjoy our award-winning accommodations.

We are thrilled to have won these awards and thank all the Triple M listeners that voted for Searipple Village.

What to Expect at Searipple Village

FIFO workers looking for somewhere to stay in Karratha, WA, should look no further than Searipple Village. Located just five minutes from the city centre, Searipple Karratha has everything you could ever need, from a range of dining options to plenty of licensed social hubs for you to unwind after a long day’s work. 

Searipple’s friendly staff are here to help and ensure you have a great stay. We’re only 20 minutes from the airport, making our 24-hour facilities the perfect FIFO accommodation for your team. 

Searipple’s location 

Our 15 hectares at Searipple Village Karratha ensures that there’s more than enough space for you and your team to relax after a tough day on site. There is also a beach next door where you can swim, go for a run or walk any time. It’s the perfect spot to take advantage of Karratha’s warm weather (our temperatures average 26-28 degrees, even in winter!). 

And that’s not all. We’re also only a 10-minute drive to the Karratha Leisureplex—the city’s local leisure centre. It includes an aquatic centre, a variety of group fitness classes and plenty of indoor sports such as basketball, volleyball, squash and badminton. 

Searipple’s amenities 

Whether you’re looking to get moving or merely kick back and relax, there are plenty of options for you at Searipple Village. Our shared facilities include a licensed bar, laundry rooms, a shuttle bus to take you into town, car parking and mealtimes to cater for all shift workers at three separate dining venues. They each offer takeaway lunch and include three different dine-in options: an alfresco bistro, cooked-to-order grilled and stir-fried meals, and a traditional buffet. 

We also have plenty of downtime opportunities at our two gyms, two swimming pools,  beautiful floodlit tennis court and grass sports field. 

Searipple Village has an impressive 1,300 rooms available, with your choice of queen, double or king single beds. Each room contains a private ensuite, reverse cycle split system air conditioning unit, and flat-screen TVs that come with complimentary Foxtel and movies. Queen and double bed rooms have microwave and kettle.

Searipple’s commitment 

Searipple fully understands the demanding lifestyle of FIFO workers, including your health and fitness needs. In addition to our fantastic facilities, we have an onsite health and lifestyle coordinator who is here to run gym classes, social events and weekend excursions to encourage all of our guests to have a social and active lifestyle. 

What it’s like to stay at Searipple 

The best people to ask are the people who stay here! Here’s what FIFO workers like most about staying with us at Searipple Village. 

5/5 stars: Second time we’re staying in the camp this year. Pretty nice place to stay, friendly staff, good food and two modern gyms. Right next to the beach, so easy to do a beautiful run/workout. The recently added WIFI works great and is way faster than Australian averages! 

5/5 stars: A great buffet, with a full range of quality appetisers, main meals, drinks and desserts. Made to order plates of fish, poultry and beef are provided at no extra charge. The selection rotates daily ensuring variety. All up a very enjoyable experience for a very Karratha reasonable price. 

5/5 stars: A great buffet, with a full range of quality appetisers, main meals, drinks and desserts. Made to order plates of fish, poultry and beef are provided at no extra charge. The selection rotates daily ensuring variety. All up a very enjoyable experience for a very Karratha reasonable price. 

5/5 stars: The food is good, the steak is made to order. The dongers have their own individual showers and there are amenities for cleaning clothes. 

5/5 stars: Room, internet, food, facilities and customer services high standard for price. Will stay again, recommend to others. 

5/5 stars: Good crib, good food, good bit of social, comfy donga and well observed quiet times. Plus the tavern is open for night shifters. 

5/5 stars: Lunch room all refurbished and looking great. Staff are really friendly.

What it’s Like to Stay at Searipple Village

If you’re a FIFO worker looking for accommodation in Karratha, Searipple Village has everything you need. It’s a perfect spot to create a home away from home.

Read on to find out more about our facilities and what you can do when you stay with us.

Searipple Village Facilities

Our facilities include:

  • A choice of Queen, Double or King Single air-conditioned rooms, each coming with an ensuite, flat screen TV and Foxtel/in-house movies.
  • Three onsite dining venues where you can dine in for breakfast and dinner as well as get takeaway lunch each day. Each venue offers different options, including a traditional buffet (Tates), cooked to order grill and stir fry (Gunners), as well as an alfresco bistro (Coromal).
  • A beer garden that’s the perfect place to relax and unwind with a cleansing ale or two after a hard day’s work.
  • Pool tables.
  • Two fully equipped gymnasiums.
  • A floodlit tennis court.
  • Two pools.
  • Plenty of grassland for a game of cricket or touch footy.

Whether you want to be active or to just kick back and relax, the choice is yours at Searipple Village!

We’re also conveniently located next to the beach where you can go for a walk, run or a swim anytime you want to take advantage of our warm, sunny weather. Even in winter, our temperatures average 26 to 28 degrees, so you can swim all-year round if you want.

And if that hasn’t convinced you, we’re just five minutes from the Karratha City Centre and only 20 minutes from the airport as well.

Karratha Leisureplex

If you want to get out and about, we’re also just a 10-minute drive from the Karratha Leisureplex. There you’ll find an aquatic centre, as well as indoor:

  • Squash,
  • Basketball,
  • Netball,
  • Volleyball,
  • Futsal,
  • and badminton courts.

You can also do a range of group fitness classes there, including:

  • Circuit,
  • HIIT (high-intensity interval training),
  • Strength,
  • Cardio,
  • Yoga,
  • Tai chi, and
  • Pilates.

What else is there to do in Karratha?

Karratha is in the heart of the rugged yet picturesque Pilbara region. It’s a popular holiday destination and it has a diverse range of natural attractions including:

  • the Yaburara Heritage Trail, which is just a 15-minute drive from Searipple Village. It’s where you’ll be able to take a 3.5-kilometre walk through beautiful Australian flora and fauna as well as discover Indigenous rock carvings.
  • Hearson Cove, an ideal swimming spot at high tide that’s just 25 minutes from Searipple Village. At low tide, you can also go turtle spotting as well as view the Staircase to the Moon between March and October each year. This natural wonder is where the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats to create a magical optical illusion of stairs leading to the moon.

Want to book or find out more about Searipple Village?

Contact us today so you can experience Searipple Village for yourself. See why we’re so popular with FIFO workers in the Karratha region. We’d love to hear from you and have you stay with us!

Phone and Internet Service

May 2015 –  As part of our efforts to make Searipple ‘Your home in the Pilbara’ we now provide a free phone and internet service in our Queen Rooms. Guests can also connect to our free WiFi service at the Dining Complex.

Raik Eilert appointed as Assistant Manager

Oct  2014 – Searipple Karratha is pleased to announce the appointment of Raik Eilert as Assistant Manager. Raik has extensive hospitality experience both in Australia and overseas, including holding the appointment of Food and Beverage Manager at Bunker Bay Resort.

Sven Hug appointed as Executive Chef

Jun 2014 Searipple Karratha is pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Hug as Executive Chef. Sven brings with him a wealth of experience. He has previously held appointments in the resources and hospitality sectors including Head Chef at Bunker Bay Resort.

FOX FOOTY comes to Searipple Karratha

APR 2014  – We are refreshing our TV Line up. The good news is that FOX FOOTY will be available in our Accommodation and Tavern from 10 April 14.  We have refreshed the remainder of our line up as well. For more information please see Reception.