Broome, WA: Destination Guide

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With its red sandy cliffs, impossibly warm weather and clear turquoise waters, it's no surprise that Broome is a favourite holiday destination with Australians and foreigners alike.

Read on to discover the best things to see and do in Broome, or find and book accommodation near Broome today.

About Broome

Broome is a truly stunning pocket of Australia. Located on a peninsula in nothern WA, this exotic and mesmerising town is a breathtaking mix of tropical wilderness, rugged plains, and pristine beaches. It is a town where both those seeking relaxation and those seeking adventure will feel at home, as this little slice of heaven offers something for everybody.

Things to do in Broome

Relax with a movie at the Sun Pictures Cinema, the oldest picture theatre in the world, or seek out a real adrenaline rush with a cruise near the spectacular Horizontal Falls. The kids will love the Broome Bird Observatory or the Broome Crocodile Park which are both educational and entertaining attractions. Plus, there are many coach tours, helicopter tours and even self-drive tours available to learn more about the pearl farming industry in Broome.

Attractions in Broome

Cable Beach

This iconic beach is world famous for a reason. With its white sands and turquoise waters, Cable Beach is a mecca for sun worshippers. The beach also offers some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world, which can be viewed from the water, a beach side bar, or the unbelievable camel train.

Broome Historical Museum

Learn about the history of the town at Broome Historical Museum. The museum houses a number of displays and interpretive boards that detail Broome's colourful and fascinating past, including how the town became the heart of the pearling industry of Australia.

Gantheaume Point

Head to Gantheaume Point at low tide to see the world’s most varied collection of dinosaur prints, thought to be over 135 million years old. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views from the cliffs, or relax on the white sandy beaches.

Getting to Broome

Broome is located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, some 2200kms north of Perth.

By air

Flight from Perth to Broome operate around three times a day, and will take about two and a half hours.

When to visit Broome

Broome reaches scorching hot temperatures year-round. Tourists are advised to pack plenty of sunscreen and protective gear when visiting Broome. Expect heavy rainfall from October through to March. The area is also prone to cyclones and monsoonal activity during this period. The main tourist period is April through to September when visitors enjoy clear sunny skies and balmy nights. Check out the mean monthly temperatures and mean monthly rainfall for Broome to help plan your next trip here.

Where to stay in Broome

Broome offers ample opportunity to stay on the waters edge, or closer into town - whichever you'd prefer. For more accommodation options in and around Broome, click here.