See Broome

An utterly unique town on a one-of-a-kind peninsula. Welcome to Broome – your key to the Kimberley.

After your flight...

With its iconic palette of ochre red, turquoise blue and mangrove green, this town is beautiful from every angle. Once you’ve seen it from ours (our favourite), you’ll be begging us to point you in the direction of more.

We don’t pretend to know as much as the lovely ladies at the Broome Visitor Centre, so be sure to pop in and say g’day, but if you’re asking us? A ride along the sand and a cruise atop the water will round out your Broome trifecta.

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Red Sun Camel Rides

It just isn’t a trip to Broome without a ride on a Cable Beach camel. The laidback, steady gait of your steed makes for an incredibly relaxing experience in itself, while the sun setting over the Indian Ocean will soon send the entire party into silence. Dress to impress – the Cable Beach camels are famous around the world and you are now the day’s big-ticket photo op for every other beach-goer! https://www.redsuncamels.com.au

Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises

One of the most iconic experiences you’ll find in Broome and as close as you can get to reliving Broome’s old pearling days. ‘Willie’ is a 67ft gaff-rigged schooner, modelled on an early 1900s pearl lugger built to fish for mother of pearl – a.k.a Pinctada Maxima – the shell that put Broome on the map. You’ll sail up the coast and enjoy another Cable Beach sunset and trust us, they don’t get old. https://www.williecruises.com.au

Natural attractions

Cable Beach

22 kilometres of sun-kissed sand, turquoise water and the most spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets you’ll ever see. But it’s not just sunset that makes this beach shine, it’s magic at any hour. It’s patrolled by surf lifesavers in the dry season (May to October) with a range of beach chairs and umbrellas available to hire too, making it the perfect spot to set up camp for the day. Just keep an eye out for the swiftly changing tides throughout the afternoon – or you’ll end up sitting in the ocean.

Coconut Wells

Keep driving north and you’ll find Coconut Wells, about 20 minutes from Broome and one of the town’s best kept (until now) secrets. This beautiful spot is best experienced during the spring high tides, when the sea spills through a gap in the sand dunes creating a stunning turquoise lagoon – not unlike something you’d find in a children’s picture book. The tide needs to be 9 or more metres high to fill the lagoon, so check the charts before you go or all you’ll find is one big sand pit.

Gantheaume Point

If Coconut Wells is a children’s picture book, Gantheaume Point is a Hollywood blockbuster. Head for the old lighthouse and take the well-worn track leading to a cast of the point’s famous dinosaur footprints, keeping an eye out for the interpretive signage along the way. Visit at very low tide and you’ll find the original footprints that have been preserved in reef rock for more than 130 million years at the bottom of the cliff – a huge hit with adults and children alike.

Fascinating History

Broome Historical Society & Museum

The first stop on your journey through Broome’s long and storied history, the museum is one of the best value experiences for history buffs in town. Its significant collection is spread across three buildings, including the heritage award-winning Sailmaker’s Shed, and for just $12 you can explore them all. The Broome Then & Now photo exhibition in particular is a must-see. https://broomemuseum.org.au

Kimberley Cultural Adventures

Hosted by local legend Robert Dann, a Nyul Nyul man and traditional owner of Winnawall Country, this remarkably informative three-hour tour offers an authentic and compelling account of Broome’s history and its cultural significance. Great for small groups and those going solo, Robert’s tours promise a uniquely ‘hands-on’ approach and take a maximum of 11 guests. http://www.kimberleyculturaladventures.com.au

Southern Cross Cultural Walk

Join our friend Bolo Angus on a coastal journey through Bardi-Jawi Country. Walk through mangroves, paperbark forests, salt plains and creeks while learning cultural songs, stories, bush survival skills and traditional hunting methods. Then, enjoy a well-earned feast made up of all the bush tucker collected and caught and of course, some traditional Kimberley damper. https://www.lullumbtours.com.au

Local Delicacies

Spinifex Brewery

A new development that the entire team are very excited for, the Spinifex Brewing Ale House will be a must-see when complete. Until then keep an eye out for the house’s F88 Lager, a Fly Broome favourite that sends 50% of all profit to supporting our returned servicemen and women. A drink you can feel extra good about. https://www.spinifexbrewery.com.au

Good Cartel

Our go-to for a quick bite with a great menu of poke bowls, bagels, bacon and egg rolls and the best coffee in town. Sit outside and watch the morning buzz or take the drive-through option – it does a roaring takeaway trade – but either way, be sure to say hello if you spot one of us there. https://www.facebook.com/The-Good-Cartel-607469569322709/

Mr Saigon

Our favourite spot for a cheeky takeaway. After a big day of flying, a hot bowl of Pho or plate of Cha Ca La Vong – wild barra grilled and sautéed with dill, turmeric and noodles – is as restorative as it is tasty. But they’re just our picks, there’s a whole menu filled with authentic Vietnamese dishes for you to try. https://www.facebook.com/mrsaigonbroome/

Papa Fuego

A South American restaurant and bar, this is our favourite place to get together for a night of good food, good fun and good drinks. With an extensive wine and cocktail list that pairs beautifully with their menu of street food starters, flame-grilled steaks, seafood and delicious sides, it’s a real crowd-pleaser. https://www.papafuego.com.au

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