Welcome to Yawuru Country - Ngaji gurrjin, nyamba buru, Yawuru; greetings everyone, welcome to Yawuru country. You can download the Yawuru
Language app from Google Play and Apple App store. Look for Yawuru Ngan-ga.
Climate: Broome has a tropical climate, defined by a wet and a dry season. The wet season generally lasts from November until April, while the dry season runs from May until October.
Clothing: Casual light clothing, casual dress for travelling and activities and smart casual for evening dining is recommended. Include
comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, towel, swimwear, all-weather coat/jacket.
Where’s Broome? 2,300 kms from Perth, 1,800 kms from Darwin. Yes, Broome is remote but it’s worth the journey. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Airnorth fly regularly to Broome. Did you know Qantas fly direct to Broome from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane?
Broome is in the Kimberley region, it’s the southern gateway to the Unique Kimberley. There is nowhere else in Australia like Broome. This 1890’s pearling
port on the shores of Roebuck Bay is jam packed with fascinating history, multicultural heritage, Asian fusion cuisine, colourful characters and
distinct Asian Colonial Architecture.
Special Dates: 2019
Staircase to the Moon, March 21 - 23, April 20 - 22, May 19 - 21. June 18 - 20, July 17 -19, August 16 - 18, September 15-17. October 15-16.
Cable Beach Polo May 18 - 19.
Opera Under the Stars August 31
Whale Watching Season July to September.
Courthouse Makets: Trading every Saturday all year. Sundays from April to October. Thursday Night Markets June to September, Town Beach Reserve. Staircase Moon Markets first nights of the full moon, April to October, Town Beach Reserve.
Shinju Matsuri September 7 - September 15
Broome Turf Club: First meeting for 2019 Saturday 1 June. Broome Cup 17 August 2018.
Make sure you tag your posts on social media with #UniqueKimberley and #SoBroome
Arrive Broome, airport transfer, check in to your accommodation. Yay – you’re here! Relax, free time to enjoy your resort before heading to Cable Beach to experience your first Broome sunset. Check with reception what time sunset is. Head to Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa Sunset Bar or Zanders Cable Beach for an icy cold beer or cocktail, go the Broome mango daiquiri. Depending on where you’re staying, jump on the Broome Explorer Bus (operates 7 days a week, the last bus leaves Cable Beach at 6.15pm), grab a taxi, walk, hire a bike, scooter or car to get around Broome. There are many dinner options for a relatively small town. Some of my favourites are The Aarli, Cichetti and Cable Beach Club, The ZooKeepers Store, The Bali Hai Cafe and the Mangrove Hotel. We really do have a good selection, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Seafood, Tapas. Ask a local their favourite restaurant and why.
Sleep in or head to Cable Beach for an early morning walk. The Broome Explore Bus starts its first service each morning at 7.45am from Cable Beach to Gantheaume
Point. Ideal for an early morning walk back to Cable Beach, approximately 5kms depending on the tide, tides rule our life in Broome. Please take a
hat, sunblock and water. There is no shop located at Gantheaume Point. Ask reception for a tide chart. One hour before high tide is a great time to
swim in the Indian Ocean.
Time to explore Broome, self drive in a hire car or book a town tour. There are many operators who do very good town tours. Or do a walking tour with Yawuru man and Broome local Bart Pigram, Narlijia Cultural Tours; Mangroves Tour or Town Tour. Please make time to check out the Broome Historical Museum, one of Australia’s best regional museums. Also, The Sisters of St John of God Relationships Exhibition covers the pioneering history and the relationships formed by the Sisters with the people of the Kimberley since 1907. Award winning exhibition with 40,000 photographs. There is plenty to see and do in Broome. Pick up a copy of "Broome The Visitor Guide" from the Broome Visitor Centre and look out for the great publication Uniquely Broome packed with great info and local tips.
Before or after dinner watch the stars under the stars, head to the world’s oldest operating picture gardens in the heart and soul of Chinatown, Sun Pictures. Deck chairs, easy to get down not so easy to get up. They have a few bench seats and plastic chairs if you need. It’s a great night out. Normally two sessions, 6.30pm & 8.00pm.
Let’s say it’s Saturday. Visit the Broome Courthouse Markets, definitely get there in time for breakfast. The local food and coffee is great. Take home
some Kimberley Coffee Co coffee, Mark Bentham’s locally roasted coffee has won many awards. Sally bin Demin produces the most beautiful painted silks.
Make sure you have a chat to Sally and her partner Ahmat. Sally has produced a book called “Once in Broome” about her childhood memories in Broome
and Ahmat came to Broome from Malaysia chasing the elusive pearl and pearl shell. I love Wallis Mangoes, Leonie makes chutneys, dried mango, vinegars,
jams and my favourite Red Fire Chili. Hidden Valley Handcrafts products are so good. Alison has an incredible range of handmade soaps, skin care and
candles. There is so much to see and do; entertainment, fresh produce, juice, jewellery, clothing, art, craft, tour info, massage and more. Meet the
locals, we are a great community.
Spend the afternoon on Cable Beach, you can hire beach furniture from Daryl at The Beach Hut, umbrellas, sun lounges, stand up boards, boogie boards etc. Spoil yourself and book a relaxing massage and treatment at a luxury day spa. Discover part of Broome’s history at the Japanese cemetery before heading to Matso’s Broome Brewery for beer tasting and lunch. No trip to Broome is complete without shopping for pearls in Chinatown. Broome is the best place in the world to buy pearls. Broome produces the biggest and the best pearls in the world. It’s true! Find out more by doing a pearl farm tour at either Willie Creek Pearl Farm or Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.
Tonight it’s time to be educated by Broome’s star man Greg Quicke of #SpaceGandalf fame. Astro Tours is a 2 hour stargazing tour with big telescopes and lasers under some of the best skies in the world. Tours run from April to November.
Be ready to be wowed! Today experience a trip of a lifetime. You’re off to the world famous Horizontal Falls. "One of the greatest natural wonders of the world" as described by Sir David Attenborough. You have a few options, fixed wing plane or a seaplane adventure. Experience full day tour to the Horizontal Falls and more via return scenic flights and fast boat cruise with new tour Go Horizontal Falls Tours
Why not include a visit to Kooljaman at Cape Leve and the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.
Okay today is the day to experience the most iconic Broome tour you can. Sunset camel ride on beautiful Cable Beach, north of the rocks. What you should
know is this is where cars can drive and where our nudie beach is. By the way, you don’t have to be nude. If you are here in the dry season, peak season,
book your morning (my favourite), afternoon or sunset camel ride in advance. Or watch the ships of the desert camel train slowly plod past on their
way home while you sip on a refreshing cocktail or glass of bubbles at the Cable Beach Club Resort Sunset Bar.
Your last day (potentially), lazy day before catching the big bird home. If time, enjoy your last swim and walk on Cable Beach, another wander through
Chinatown our main shopping area. In the early day’s Chinatown was home to pearl sheds, hotels, billiard halls, noodle houses, opium and gambling dens.
Be sure to check out Broome Gallery on Carnavon Street, in the restored heritage building. Hang out at a great café with good coffee, The Good Cartel
(free wifi), The Lockup, The Green Mango Cafe, The ZooKeepers Store or The Aarli are a few of my favourites. Buy a good book for the flight home from
Magabala Books, discover the real Unique Kimberley stories from this award winning independent Indigenous publisher. Sadly it’s time to leave the colours
of Broome. You’ll never forget the contrast of our azure blue water, pristine white beach sand and our red red pindan soil. No one visits Broome only
once. See you next time!
If you're here on the big tides (full moon and new moon) you can take a early morning walk out across the tidal flats of Town Beach to explore the flying boat wrecks the Catalinas and Dorniers.
Explore the dinosaur footprints Gantheaume Point. The footprints are exposed when the tide is low 2.16m or less. The footprints are not easy to locate plus quite dangerous and slippery climbing down the cliff face and walking over the sensitive reef. You can see a plaster cast of the footprints at the top of the cliffs. I recommend you do a Broome Hovercraft Eco Adventure Tours with Rebecca and Myles, they’ll show you dinosaur tracks on the beach at Crab Creek.
Another great way to spend half a day is to explore Broome's creative community. You'll find information on Broome's galleries in "Uniquely Broome"
MelbourneWednesdays 1 May – 2 Oct
Tuesdays 30 Apr – 8 Oct
Saturdays 6 Apr – 12 Oct
Sundays 2 Jun – 25 Aug
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