It doesn't take long to slip into 'Broome Time' with a holiday to this laid-back tropical town in Western Australia's Kimberley. If you're a first-time visitor or just have a few days to sightsee, read on for some inspiration of things to do while in the region.
Cruise onboard a Pearl Lugger
Step aboard Australia’s last Pearl Lugger still in operation, Willie, for a sunset cruise along the Broome coast. Sailing every afternoon, Willie gives you a chance to see how a traditional gaff rigged sailing vessel operates, with its unique design modelled on the early 1900’s pearl luggers.
Take a camel ride on Cable Beach
Surely the most iconic Broome experience is to take a camel ride along Cable Beach. See the sunset from a different perspective and tick this one off your Broome bucket list!
Visit the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
Two hours drive north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, you’ll find Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. Immerse yourself in the story of Broome’s pearl industry with a pearl farm discovery tour, or instead join a waterfall reef boat cruise and stay overnight in the original pearling shacks or safari glamping tents.
Take a day trip to Horizontal Falls
Depart Broome for an unforgettable full-day adventure to Talbot Bay to experience the Horizontal Falls. Marvel at the power of the tidal flows of water rushing between narrow gorges from a boat cruise, helicopter or seaplane flight (or all three!)
Seek out Dinosaur footprints
Take a short drive to Broome’s Gantheaume Point and go for a wander during low tide. Here you’ll find the fossilized tracks of up to seven different dinosaur species from the Cretaceous period, including sauropods, ornithopods and stegosaurus. Incredibly, the footprints have been around for 130 million years. If you’d like to take the hard work out of finding the footprints, book a tour with Broome Dinosaur Adventures.
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Image credits: Tourism Western Australia