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Destination Guides

Broome

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A historic town located where the outback meets the ocean, Broome is a place that ignites visions of sunset walks on the beach, laidback luxury and natural beauty.

From the pristine sands of Cable Beach to the bustling town centre, Broome offers the ideal mix of relaxation, culture, and recreation. Simply put, you can do as little or as much as you like in Broome. Its rich history dates back to the pearling settlements of the 1800s and further beyond with the intricate Aboriginal culture of the Yawuru people that is still present to this day.

See the sights

Explore

With miles of stunning and rugged coastline and fascinating history, Broome will have something to excite everyone. Whether it’s cruising to a pearl farm to discover why pearl divers from all around the world flocked to Broome, strolling through Chinatown or a sunset camel ride on Cable Beach, you’ll easily find yourself slipping into ‘Broome time’.

Don’t miss the rusted red cliffs and ancient dinosaur prints at Gantheaume Point or if you’re in Broome at the right time, head down to Roebuck Bay and view the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon where the full moon collides with the low tide.

Learn more about the Yawuru people on a cultural tour, watch a movie in the world’s oldest operating picture garden or go even further and experience the natural wonder of Horizontal Falls.

For help planning your Broome adventure, contact the friendly team at Visit Broome for their local advice and guidance!

Three people crouching on a beach in Broome
Broome chilli crab meal

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS

Eat

Broome’s culinary scene is continually expanding and is as diverse as its multicultural past. Sample authentic Asian cuisine, Italian flavours, or fiery South American fare during your stay at the many different venues across Broome. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or just a really good cup of coffee, you will not be disappointed.

Don’t miss an opportunity to taste the award-winning craft beers at Matso’s Brewery or the unique gins created from rare bush botanicals at Moontide Distillery.

Relax on holiday

Sleep

Whether it’s a luxury hotel on the fringes of Cable Beach, a fully self contained apartment, caravan parks, or backpacker-style accommodation, there’s a bed for every budget in Broome.

Couple drinking cocktails by a resort pool in Broome
Glassy ocean meeting green shrub land in North-West Australia

Local Tips

The Essentials

Best time of year to visit

The dry season (April-September) guarantees postcard-perfect days and a chance to witness the phenomena of the ‘Staircase to the Moon’, while the wet season (Oct-May) offers cost-saving opportunities, with many tours and accommodation offering ‘out of season’ discounts.

Climate

During the dry season, Broome experiences warm days and clear blue skies with temperatures ranging from 17 – 31°C. Humidity levels are low and the nights are cool.

In the wet season, Broome experiences heavy, short downpours of rain, usually in the afternoons or late evening, with average temperatures ranging between 25 – 34°C. November is the hottest month of the year with high levels of humidity, even at night.

Recommended length of stay

4 – 5 days is recommended to experience the sights and sounds of Broome’s unique atmosphere and surrounding attractions at a leisurely pace. It’s just enough time to slow down to ‘Broome time’.

Accommodation

All levels, and budgets from caravan parks through to luxury resorts and spas.

Accessibility

Broome has its own airport with daily domestic and regional flights. Sealed coast and inland highways suitable for cars, 4WDs and caravans.

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