Your Ultimate Guide to Broome
Have you ever seen an image of Australia’s natural landscape as striking as this one? This aerial photo taken in Broome perfectly captures the stunning red-orange soil and turquoise waters that the area in Australia’s north-west is synonymous with. No filter needed!
If you’re ever been curious about visiting the remote Western Australian town of Broome, this guide covers all you need to know about the remote region and surroundings, the things to do while in Broome, what to eat or drink and where to stay.
Where is Broome?
Situated in the wild, remote Kimberley region, just over 2,200km north of Perth, Broome itself is a thriving township of approximately 14,000 people. An area that captures the hearts of locals and tourists alike, millions of hectares of land and sea in the Kimberley is protected as National Heritage Listed.
What is Broome known for?
What can I see and do in Broome?
Visitors can see dinosaur footprints forever imprinted in the rock, visit a working pearl farm and learn how this industry has shaped the region, and understand the cultural significance of the area on an Aboriginal walking tour.
Broome’s greatest attraction is a 22km stretch of white sandy beach known as Cable Beach. Named for the telephone cable that connected Indonesia to this part of Australia, Cable Beach is often named among the world’s best beaches. And once you step foot on the sands you’ll understand why.
Bordering the white sands are the clear, calm, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the deeply pigmented orange soil of the Australian outback. Cars are permitted to drive on some sections of the beach, while the iconic camel rides provide a slower pace to watch a spectacular Western Australian sunset over the water.
Then, of course, you have to enjoy the Kimberley wilderness. Take a day trip out to the famous Horizontal Waterfall, charter a fishing boat or trek the red outback sands.
By night, watch a movie in the oldest operating outdoor picture theatre in the world or simply look up and enjoy a clear starry sky.
What to eat and drink in Broome?
Who should visit Broome?
Where can I stay in Broome?
How do I get to Broome?
If you prefer to reach Broome with four wheels, it’s a 23-hour drive (Australia is certainly not small) so you’ll want to break the journey up with overnight stops along the way. Alternatively there is a direct bus but it takes 36 hours from Perth.