Beach | Adventure | Family 19 January 2017

Adventure aboard a ship of the desert: Things to do near Broome

Before you start picturing a luxury yacht or grand cruise liner, visualise instead mammals with four long legs, a big-lipped snout and a humped back! In other words, a camel. Sometime known as the ‘ship of the desert’, these reliable animals might not be used to transport goods anymore but this unique animal encounter is a permanent fixture on the great Australian bucket list and 2017 is your year to explore Western Australia’s famed coastline with some incredible deals on offer.

The region is rich with natural beauty and there is a wide variety of adventures to be had; but no visit to Cable Beach would be complete without your own close encounter with a camel. More specifically, taking a sunset camel ride on this famed beach with its 22km stretch of stunning white sand set against a stunning backdrop of ochre-coloured cliffs on one side and an expanse of turquoise-coloured ocean water on the other. Check out:

Positioned as the gateway to the iconic Kimberley and Pilbara regions, this north-western corner of Western Australia offers uniquely Australian holidays which combine the beach and the vast wilderness of the outback; and another must-see icon is the Horizontal Falls. A sight to be beheld, and we recommend an aerial view that appears to be defying gravity, often described as one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. The family owned and operated Horizontal Falls Adventures run half day and full day tours from Broome.
The region also has a rich cultural history and  travellers can learn more about by the region’s Aboriginal and pearling history as well as its bush tucker (local bush foods), by joining a tour conducted by a local, indigenous guide such as those offered by Kimberley Cultural Adventures.
Set amidst landscaped tropical gardens, Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary offers expansive apartment-style accommodation and private villas with plunge pools along with extensive facilities including lagoon style swimming pools.
Check out the amazing sale on right now with rooms from $106 per night. Book before 22nd January to secure this fantastic price!  Search your dates here