Situated in Western Australia, Broome is a picturesque coastal town in the Kimberley region. With over 22km of stunning coastline, Broome’s Cable Beach is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Drawing tourists and residents to the shoreline, the white sands of Cable Beach and clear waters of the Indian Ocean are irresistible.
Broome is known for its natural beauty and is an increasingly popular destination. With so many attractions and activities, it’s easy to see why this coastal town is beloved by holidaymakers and travellers. In order to enjoy the best that Broome has to offer, we recommend making sure that you are situated near Cable Beach when booking your accomodation in Broome.
Camel Rides on Cable Beach
If you’re wondering what to do in Broome, this has got to be top of your list. Camel rides take place both at sunrise and sunset, so you can start your day trotting along the water’s edge or watch the sun go down over the Indian Ocean.
One of the most places to visit in Broome, WA, Gantheaume Point is home to historic dinosaur prints. Estimated to be over 130 million years old, the prints are visible at low tide, whilst the nearby rocks have plaster casts of the prints which can also be seen during high tide. Situated at the southern end of Cable Beach, you may also see migrating whales and dolphins from this iconic vantage point.
Staircase to the Moon and Roebuck Bay
When you’re looking for things to do in Broome, Roebuck Bay is certainly worth a visit. Red, sandy beaches and rare wildlife combine to give you a glimpse of Roebuck Bay’s unique environment. A mix of woodland, grasslands, and beaches, Roebuck Bay is particularly popular with holidaymakers and tourists. The natural phenomena, known colloquially as Staircase to the Moon, occurs when the reflection of the moon can be seen on the tidal flats of the water. Whilst the Staircase to the Moon is particularly prominent in the cooler months, Roebuck Bay is well worth a visit at any time of year.
Sun Picture Gardens Outdoor Cinema
Dating back to 1913, Sun Picture Gardens is home to the oldest outdoor cinema still in operation. Showing numerous films each night, you can settle into the canvas deckchairs and enjoy a night under the stars. With a sheltered area also provided, and grass just in front of the screen, Broome’s outdoor cinema is the perfect place to go in any weather.
Willie Creek Pearl Farm
Once known solely as a pearling town, the industry is still thriving in Broome. A trip to Willie Creek Pearl Farm gives you the chance to see some of the stunning pearls produced in the Kimberley region, ranging from just 9mm in diameter to over 20mm. Known to produce some of the finest pearls in the world, you can even purchase your very own Australian South Sea pearl.
Broome Bird Observatory
If you’re planning a visit to Roebuck Bay, be sure to take a trip around Broome Bird Observatory. Situated on the shores of the Bay, the Observatory is designed to provide unforgettable views of the migratory birds which travel over 10,000km to reach the area each year. Known as the East-Asian-Australasian Flyway, you can see a wide range of species from the observatory. Perfect for bird lovers and nature enthusiasts, the Broome Bird Observatory is an unforgettable destination.
Featuring stunning beaches and open woodland, the Dampier Peninsula is renowned for its breath-taking views. Located just to the north of Broome, it’s worth stepping off the beaten track to discover this hidden gem. Cape Leveque is situated at the northernmost part of the Dampier Peninsula and gives you a unique opportunity to discover the local heritage and culture. You can walk along the sandy beaches or swim, snorkel or hire a dinghy to take out in the crystal-clear waters surrounding the Peninsula.
The Horizontal Waterfalls are one of Australia’s most stunning sights, referred to as, ‘one of the greatest wonders of the natural world,’ by Sir David Attenborough. As the tide changes, the Falls reverse, resulting in tidal whirlpools in the exquisite McLarty Range. Estimated to be at least 1.8 billion years old, this ancient natural beauty is a must-see feature of Broome.
At the tip of the Timor Sea, Rowley Shoals is one of the best places to go snorkelling or scuba diving in the whole of Western Australia. Three coral reefs and clear waters give you stunning views of the lagoons and marine life, including sea turtles, manta rays and even dolphins and whales. Explore Clerke Reef, Imperieuse Reef, and Mermaid Reef to see species native to Australian waters, and enjoy exploring what lies beneath the crystal-clear waters of Broome.
Cruise through Kimberley
Whether you charter a private hire or book a spot on a cruise tour, there’s no better way to see Kimberley. Travel through the rich, red cliffs and pass by thousands of uninhabited islands as you take a cruise through the region. With most trips departing from Broome, you can explore the in-land attractions before setting sail on the stunning waters surrounding the town.
Eat at The Aarli
There are lots of great places to eat in Broome, Azuki serves up Japanese inspired Aussie food to Zanders, which has some of the best prawn cakes you’ll ever try, but if you can only eat at one place make it The Aarli. Why? Because this Chinatown bar and restaurant has a menu packed with Flavoursome Asian sharing plates, including standout dishes such as their salt and pepper tofu and Korean fried chicken, which are just the ticket following a long day of sight-seeing.
Holidaying in Broome
Once recognised as a small, coastal town with an impressive pearling industry, Broome is fast-becoming one of the most popular places to visit in Western Australia. We offer a range of accommodation options for an opulent break or a budget-friendly trip, book through our website or book through Broome Time Accommodation on Trivago .
As Broome holidays become increasingly popular, you can discover the majestic beauty of the area and explore the uncharted history of the region. Whether you want to head underwater to see rare fish and marine animals, look upward to the endless skies and see the migrating birds arriving or relax on the beach and watch the waves reach the shore, Broome has everything to offer.
For more ideas on what to do during your stay in Broome, checkout our list of activities in Broome.