2017 – Visiting Broome

Discover Broome

Broome is a unique town, on a peninsula, where one of the world’s last great wildernesses meets the Indian Ocean. Broome’s exotic pearling town past has left a rich history and a unique multi-cultural mix of people.

The pristine waters, wide empty beaches, abundant wildlife, tropical climate and breathtaking colours attract thousands of visitors each year.

There is so much to see and discover, so many unique, ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences. Whether you are a thrill seeker, adventurer, culture vulture, water lover or sun seeker and whatever your budget; the Kimberley Experts at the Broome Visitor Centre can tailor make your perfect holiday itinerary.

For more information visit www.visitbroome.com.au or www.westernaustralia.com

Cable Beach

Sunset at Cable Beach, Broome © Tourism Western Australia

Cable Beach is a 22 kilometre-long stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs and fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Broome’s Cable Beach is known around the world for its 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand, turquoise water, rich red soil and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets. Cable Beach is a long, flat beach, with gentle rolling waves perfect for swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing.

Broome Markets

Markets in Broome © Greg Snell

The Broome Courthouse Markets are held every Saturday. These are the largest art and craft markets in the Kimberley.

Products include fresh produce, photography, honey, preserves, indigenous and contemporary art, many hand-crafts, clothing, jewellery and a diverse range of freshly cooked food. Buskers entertain the crowds with music and performance. The relaxed atmosphere, shady trees and lawned areas make the Courthouse Markets the ideal place for visitors and locals to mix and sample the quality and range of products available from the local area.

Click here for more information

Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point, Broome © Sean Scott

Gantheaume Point encompasses a stretch of white sandy beach as well as a red rock cliff face overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, about a ten minute drive from the town centre of Broome.

The Gantheaume Point beach area adjoins Cable Beach and is a popular meeting place on the weekend for locals to gather with family and friends. Please note that lifeguards do not patrol Gantheaume Point.

Sun Pictures

Interior view of Sun Pictures, in Broome © Tourism Western Australia

This is the world’s oldest outdoor cinema, having opened in 1916 and survived the ravages of war, cyclones and king tides. Along with the many movies it has screened, it has its own intriguing stories to tell. Although it has today’s modern technology, it still retains the charming nostalgic feel. Sitting on a deck chair under the stars is a brilliant experience in itself – regardless of the movie!

Click here for more information

Cygnet Bay Peal Farm

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm © Tourism Western Australia

220km’s north of Broome Western Australia, at the tip of the Dampier Peninsular, lies Cygnet Bay and our pearl farm.  It’s the beginning of the wild and free Kimberley coast line and the Kimberley archipelago.  The Kimberley marine environment has the world’s largest tropical tides and is both a beautiful and harsh environment.  Every wet season from December to April there is the threat of cyclones and all year round we are conscious of the local crocodiles  It was here at Cygnet bay that the all Australian South Sea Pearl was born.

Click here for more information

Matso's Brewery

Matso's Brewery, Broome © Tourism WA

Matso’s Brewery is the Kimberley’s award winning microbrewery and a true Broome treasure.

The Matso’s Head Brewer loves to combine the finest natural ingredients, traditional time honoured brewing techniques and modern technology, to produce a range of beer styles that -above all else- aim to deliver flavour.

Click here for more information

Camels at Cable Beach

Camels at sunset on Cable Beach, Broome © Lauren Bath

Camels and Cable Beach go together like a horse and carriage. With three operators offering many options including the famous sunset ride you simply have to have a ride on these gentle giants!

Click here for more information

Broome Crocodile Park

Broome Crocodile Park © Tourism Western Australia

The Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park has some of the largest crocodiles in Australia set amongst large Kimberley lakes. The Park is home to many species of Australiana including Dingoes, Cassowaries, many species of bird as well as 5 species of Crocodiles and Alligators.

Click here for more information

Broome Museum

Signage at the Broome Historical Museum © Tourism Western Australia

Broome Historical Museum will take you on a journey to discover – Pearling and Luggers, Exploitation and Exploration, Adventures, Hardships and Mateship, Asian and Europeans Riots, Shipwrecks and Missing Diamonds, Japanese attack on Broome in World War 2.

Click here for more information