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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,
    Zumba,
  • 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!

NRL Roadshow Comes to Searipple

March 2016 –  Searipple Village recently hosted Matt Bowen (centre of photo), former Kangaroo and Queensland Cowboys Star, together with the West Coast Pirates Futures Rugby League Team during the annual NRL Pilbara Roadshow.
The Pilbara Roadshow seeks to develop local Rugby League through the provision of a series of community events that showcase the game.

NRL Roadshow

Meet Brodie Smith our Health and Lifestyle Coordinator

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May 2015 – Our aim is to have Searipple feel like your home in the Pilbara, somewhere that you feel comfortable, secure and can be yourself.
To assist in making this occur we’ve employed Brodie. Brodie’s remit is to make you feel at home. Sure he runs gym classes, weekend excursions and social events, but what he is most focused on is getting to know you.
He’s a great bloke who loves a chat and he will probably introduce himself to you during your stay.
 

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.