Remote, rugged and beautiful Broome
Stunning sunsets, pearl diving, and even dinosaur footprints, this small town tucked away in Northern Western Australia might be remote but it is well worth the trip.
Originally built as a pearling port in the 1880s, modern-day visitors come to Brome for the surreal landscape of red rocks alongside turquoise water and sun-kissed white sand. Best known for Cable Beach, a 22km long, flat beach that’s’ perfect for swimming, Broome is also the gateway to the Kimberley region where you’ll find majestic canyons, freshwater swimming holes and the occasional outback station.
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BROOME MUST DO'S
1. RIDE A CAMEL AT SUNSET
This is what Broome is most famous for! There’s no better way to witness the sun sink into the Indian Ocean than from the back of a camel as you ride along Cable Beach. You’ll remember this spectacular sky show for years to come.
2. FIND SOME PEARLS
See pearls being cultured at the Broome Historical Museum and Pearl Luggers Museum, or cruise Roebuck Bay on an old pearl lugger.
3. SEE THE STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
Visit between March and October to see the Staircase to the Moon, a stunning visual illusion of stairs reaching to the moon. This natural phenomenon is caused by the rising of the full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats of Roebuck Bay – head to Town Beach for the best view!
4. TAKE A HOVERCRAFT TOUR
Spot 130-million-year-old dinosaur footprints aboard a hovercraft. Broome has some of the largest and most diverse fossilised dinosaur footprints in the world. The best place to do this is Gantheaume Point at low tide and the nearby Gantheaume Point Lighthouse is also a wonderful place to watch for dolphins and migrating whales between July and October.
5. THE KIMBERLEY REGION
Broome is your gateway to one of the world’s most precious wilderness regions and home to patches of rainforest, fresh water swimming holes and sights such as El Questro Wilderness Park, Horizontal Falls, and the Bungle Bungle Range.