Broome is a coastal town located in the northwest of Australia. Broome serves as a gateway to the rest of the Kimberley region. A popular tourist destination, Broome has the most incredible natural attractions that draw visitors to the town each year. It also has some beautiful beaches and resorts that offer the opportunity to relax and disconnect.
Explore the stunning Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point has the contrast of red rocks against pale blue water and is located a 10-minute drive from Cable Beach. Visit Gantheaume Point in search of dinosaur footprints, seek out hidden rock pools, or just admire the incredible views on offer.
Cable Beach is the main beach in Broome. With a long, flat stretch of white sand, it is considered one of the best beaches in Broome. Cable Beach is the only surf lifesaving patrolled beach in Broome (during the tourist season). If you head “north of the rocks” at sunset, you will see a convoy of 4WD vehicles making their way onto the beach. Watching the sunset into the Indian Ocean. There is also camel rides available click here for the prices.
Marvel at the Staircase to the Moon
Another one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon that occurs along the Kimberley Coast is the Staircase to the Moon. Whilst popular spots to view the shimmering staircase of light are Mangrove Hotel or Town Beach. During Staircase to the Moon, a special additional occurrence of the Town Beach markets is put on. More information and the 2023 Staircase to the Moon dates can be found here.
Just outside of Broome awaits a rock pool paradise that is Coconut Wells. To get to the coconut wells it is located 25 minutes North of Broome. To get to Coconut Wells from Broome, take Broome Rd and turn off onto Cape Leveque Rd. Take the first road turning off on your left and follow it along to reach Denham Rd. This is where Coconut Wells lagoon is. To access the rockpools tides of over 8 meters are required for the pool to fill. Usually it is quite calm, but a strong tide or very high tides can cause waves to come in and overfill the pool. At low tide, the ocean retreats to reveal a rocky landscape with hundreds of little rock pools to be found. For direct beach access, a 4WD is required. Make sure you time your visit here with low tide otherwise this area might be under water. The rocks are quite sharp, so wear shoes or tread very carefully
The landscape of Coconut Wells transforms with the tides. At high tides, the entire lagoon fills up with ocean water. A popular activity at Coconut Wells during spring tides is the “float,” where people take their floaties and let the tide float them along a natural lagoon as it fills with water at high tide. We worked out it is best to arrive 1 hour before high tide as the walk is about a 1km 20 minute walk to the start.
To access it head south from Broome towards the Port. The closest address is 297 Port Dr, Minyirr. Take the turn off Port Dr and you will see a left that takes you to the beach car park parking. It is a great place to admire the deep orange sand and vibrant blue turquoise water of Roebuck Bay.
The weekend Courthouse Markets are a popular attraction in Broome for locals and tourists alike. The Broome Courthouse Markets are located in the historic Courthouse Gardens. The Broome Saturday Courthouse market is held every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm, with an additional Sunday Market from April to October. There are over 100 stalls, with a range of jewellery, photography, fashion, and other creative wares on display, as well as food and coffee vans.
Drink Australia’s best ginger beer at Matso’s Brewery
his iconic brewpub is an institution in Broome. Taking the title of the most remote brewery in Australia, this brewery is a popular drinking and eating spot in Broome for good reason. With live music on weekends and a fantastic beer list and tasty food options, this is one of the best places to eat in Broome.
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