Destination Guide: Broome

Broome Travel Tips

Things to do in Broome

THINGS TO DO IN BROOME

Stunning sunsets, natural wonders and dinosaur footprints – this small town in Western Australia is remote, but well worth the trip.

Places to visit in Broome

Originally built as a pearling port in the 1800s, visitors come to Broome today for sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets against a backdrop of red rock cliff faces.

Cable Beach

Cable Beach

A 22km (14mi) stretch of sun-kissed white sand and dazzling turquoise water. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen the sun sink into the Indian Ocean from the back of a camel as you ride along Cable Beach.

Staircase to the Moon

Between March and October, visitors flock to Town Beach to see the stunning visual illusion of stairs reaching to the moon. This natural phenomenon is caused by moonlight reflecting off the exposed mudflats of Roebuck Bay.

Pearl Luggers Museum

Dive into Broome’s unique history of pearling at the Pearl Luggers Museum in the heart of Chinatown, where you can see two fully rigged and restored pearl luggers and sample pearl meat!

Horizontal Falls

Described by David Attenborough as “Australia’s most unusual natural wonder”, the horizontal ‘waterfalls’ of the Buccaneer Archipelago are not accessible by land, but can be ridden in a floatplane. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Dinosaur Footprints

Broome has some of the largest and most diverse fossilised dinosaur footprints in the world. You can spot 130 million-year-old footprints from aboard a hovercraft at Gantheaume Point at low tide!

Gantheaume Point Lighthouse

While you’re in the area, head to the Gantheaume Point Lighthouse – it’s a wonderful place to watch for dolphins and migrating whales between July and October!

Accommodation in Broome

Our buses are just the beginning. We’ve teamed up with the best hostel providers in Australia to offer flexible passes and packages that make it a breeze to secure quality accommodation that won’t break the bank, no matter where your journey takes you!

The Kimberley Klub YHA is a popular accommodation option in Broome.

YHA Dreamcatcher Pass

Available from 7 to 28 nights, the YHA Dreamcatcher Pass allows you to pre-purchase your accommodation without locking in the dates. It can be used to book dorm-style accommodation at Airlie Beach YHA and more than 70 other YHA hostels around Australia.

Kimberley Klub YHA
62 Frederick St,
Broome WA 6725

 

Travel & Accommodation Packages

Want more travel and accommodation options? Packaging our Whimit Travel Pass with two of the best hostel providers in Australia, we’ve created the perfect Travel & Accommodation packages for any traveller!

 

How to get to Broome

With more than 180 stops across the country and services in all mainland states and territories, Greyhound is Australia’s largest coach network. Here are our most popular routes to Broome!

How to get around Broome

Once your Greyhound bus to Broome arrives at the Tourist Info Centre on the Broome Highway, you’ll find that getting around town is relatively easy.

The local bus company runs regular services between Broome and Cable Beach 7 days a week (except Christmas Day). The service runs every half-hour during the peak season (April-September) and every hour during the off-peak season (October-March).

Because of Broome’s flat terrain and wide open roads, it’s a great place to ride a bike. Due to the popularity of cycling in the region, you’ll have no trouble finding an outlet around town to hire a bike from.

There are a number of local taxi operators in Broome that you can flag down, or you can call Australia Wide Taxi on 131 008 to arrange a cab to come to your location. The Broome Visitor Centre (1 Hamersley Street) can also assist you with quotes and bookings for scooters, town cars and 4WDs.

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