Things To Do In Broome

Broome is located on the coast of Australia’s northwest. Broome, a town with a long multicultural history, is the gateway to the Kimberley. Broome is a popular tourist destination with incredible natural attractions. It attracts visitors every year. There are also some beautiful beaches and resorts where you can relax and unwind. This Broome travel guide will tell you everything about what to do in Broome.

I pay respect to the elders of the Yawuru indigenous Australian people, past and present.

Discover the amazing Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point, one of my favorite places in Broome, is a must-see. This was my first stop in Broome during my first trip of 2019, and it remains my favorite spot in Broome.

Gantheaume Point, characterized by its red rocks and azure water, is located 10 minutes from Cable Beach.

Visit Gantheaume Point to find dinosaur footprints or hidden rock pools. Or enjoy the breathtaking views.

Cable Beach is a great place to spend a day

Cable Beach is Broome’s main beach. It is a flat, long stretch of white sand that has been rated as one of Broome’s top beaches.

Cable Beach offers a wide range of activities, from sunrise walks and beach chilling to sunset camel riding (more about that later).

Cable Beach is Broome’s only beach with surf lifesaving patrols (during tourist season). You can hire beach chairs and umbrellas directly on the beach.

You will see 4WD vehicles on the beach if you look “north” of the rocks at sunset. One of Broome’s most unique attractions is to watch the sunset into the Indian Ocean while sitting on your private beach.

Hop on a Pearl Farm Tour

Broome was established in 1880 as a result of the pearling industries. Roebuck Bay was home to many luggers, which are unique boats that were used for pearling. Broome was the center of the Australian pearling industry, and many divers came from Asia to search for pearls. Broome’s Chinatown is the direct result of Broome’s rich multicultural history as a pearling city.

Broome is still used for pearl farming today. Take a Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour to learn more about Broome’s rich history and gain unique insights into pearl farming today.

These tours include a visit to the pearl gallery, where you can learn about the harvesting process before making the jewelry. You’ll then take a boat tour on the turquoise waters at Willie Creek to see live oysters.

There are several tour options available depending on whether or not you want to drive yourself to Willie Creek (35 minutes each way) or have someone pick you up from town.

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm also offers tours. This pearl farm is located 2.5 hours north of Broome, up Cape Leveque. It’s a great choice for those already exploring the Dampier peninsula.

Take a Whale-Watching Adventure or Look for Snubfin Dolphins

Add a whale-watching tour to your Broome itinerary!

Join a cruise, and you can see humpbacks cruising through warm waters. In July and August, whale watching is guaranteed. In August, I was thrilled to see multiple breaching whales as well as the mother and calf of a calf.

Broome is the only place on earth where you can see the Australian Snubfin Dolphin! The cute creatures are best described as “like dolphins that have run into walls” (thanks for the description from a friend! ).

Broome Whale Watching offered me a second whale-watching tour. I had so much fun on the first one that I decided to go on another daytime eco-cruise with Snubfin Dolphins. In Roebuck Bay, we saw not only snubfins but mantas, sea serpents, and a turtle. The tours include transportation from your accommodation and morning or afternoon tea aboard. Booking in advance is recommended for these tours, as they are very popular.

Watch a movie at the World’s Oldest Outdoor Cinema

Sun Pictures, located in Broome, is the oldest picture garden in the world. It celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. This iconic outdoor cinema, located on the main street of Chinatown in Broome, is a must-visit.

Every night, there are two showings. Sun Pictures is a unique cinema experience where you can sit on deck chairs and watch bats, or even an airplane, fly above.

The cinema retains its rustic look and pays tribute to the site’s history with a small display at the front. The venue is open to the public for free during the day, so you can check out the shows or return at night for an unforgettable movie experience.

Marvel at the Staircase to Moon

The Staircase to Moon is another unique natural phenomenon along the Kimberley Coast. While Mangrove Hotel and Town Beach are popular places to see the shimmering stairs of light, I reveal my favorite secret spot in this guide.

The Town Beach Markets are held in addition to Staircase To the Moon. Has more information about the dates of the Staircase to Moon in 2023.

Discover the Dampier Peninsula & James Price Point

A day trip to Cape Leveque and James Price Point is one of my favorite things to do in Broome. James Price Point, which is a popular camping area, is free.

Cape Leveque, once treacherous, has been sealed as of 2020. James Price Point can only be reached by driving along the unsealed Manari Rd. I’ve done it in a 2WD, but because of the grooves, an AWD or 4-wheel drive is recommended.

Join a 4WD Adventure Tour that departs Broome. This tour will take you to some of the most beautiful spots in the Dampier Peninsular, including Beagle Bay, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, One Arm Point Aboriginal Community, and the Turtle Hatchery & Wildlife Centre.

James Price Point’s red cliffs are a major attraction. Enjoy the red sand while exploring the beaches. Please take all trash home with you. There are no facilities.

Crocodile Park: Get Close to Crocs

Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park is one of the top Broome attractions for children. The crocodile farm is open all year long and allows you to see crocodiles of all sizes up close.

You can book tickets to the Crocodile Park with transfers included if you don’t have a car. You can also book tickets for the Crocodile Park with transfers included if you do not have a vehicle.

Don’t miss the feeding when you can hold a baby Crocodile. This unique Broome attraction is not just for kids. It’s also a great experience for adults.

Relax on Broome Town Beach

Town Beach, with its turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay, is just a few minutes away from Chinatown. The large grassy area is perfect for relaxing or having a picnic with your family. The Water Park is located at the playground, perfect for cooling off from Broome’s high temperatures.

A cafe serves breakfast and lunch, with views of the bay.

The Thursday Night Markets are also held here, with a variety of food stalls as well as various market stalls. Broome’s town beach markets take place every Thursday between June and September. An additional night is held during Staircase to Moon.

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