Broome: A Pearl in the Crown of WA
The exotic pearling town of Broome offers some deliciously indulgent eco-resorts dotted across its spectacular landscape.Broome's Cable Beach, with 22 kilometres of white sand, kissed by warm, crystal waters, is justifiably world famous and the ideal place to watch the sunset on a balmy, tropical night.
From fiery red ochre cliffs contrasting with bright turquoise waters to pearl diving sagas and dinosaur footprints - the history of Broome is as captivating as the scenery.
Where the sky meets the land, the desert meets the sea, where white sands, red rocks and cobalt blue waters come together; on a peninsula not more than 15km long, here rests the town of Broome. Often referred to as the southern gateway to the Kimberley, this tropical seaside town simply oozes charm and character. Yet it’s not just the spectacular setting, warm winter days and balmy summer nights that make Broome a ‘one of a kind’ holiday destination.
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Things To Do
Ranked among the world’s top beaches, it’s easy to see why Cable Beach near Broome is one of Australia’s favourite holiday resorts. Check out the Cable Beach webcam or search Broome tours for a camel trek or Pearl lugger cruise.
Catch a movie at Sun Pictures, the oldest operating outdoor picture gardens in Australia, and, indeed, the world. Be sure to include this popular holiday highlight in your itinerary and enjoy a magical night under a Kimberley night sky.
Once a bustling hub of pearl sheds, billiard saloons, opium dens and brothels, Chinatown in Broome, WA, is now home to fine pearl showrooms and an exotic blend of sidewalk cafes and restaurants serving east-meets-west cuisine.
Dampier Peninsula and Cape Leveque offer the perfect getaway for the adventurous traveller. As well as stunning natural landscapes, they give you the chance to experience the unique culture and history of the local Indigenous people.
Head for the art and craft Courthouse Markets held on Saturday mornings. View the remains of World War II Dutch Flying Boats, the Catalinas. See Broome's beautiful world-class pearls displayed for sale in Chinatown's pearl showrooms. Visit the Japanese Cemetery, paying tribute to hundreds of pearl divers who lost their lives at sea. See the 130 million year old dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point.
For more information on what to do in Broome, visit the Broome Visitor Centre online.