A coastal town first founded as a result of a thriving Pearl Farming industry, today the Broome region is a popular tourist destination due to its wonderful natural offerings and many surrounding geographical features that make for great day tour locations.
Broome is remoteness incarnate; it’s a destination on the far north of Western Australia that is relatively isolated from any other major settlements and is ideal for those looking for a less commercialised travel destination. There are options for both relaxation nearby as well as greater exploration should you be willing to travel further afield. Explore the town and meet its friendly locals, or perhaps take a trip out of Broome itself to the tip of the Dampier Peninsula to the popular Cape Leveque and you’ll see a fabulous mix of coastal and cliff views alongside seaside wilderness.
Board a vessel and take part in a river cruise along the fresh water district of Geikie Gorge and soak in the sight of its many multi-coloured cliffs that surround you on both sides, or hop on a camel for a true Kimberley region experience. Perhaps explore the town and its many features that may take you by surprise given its relatively isolated location – you’ll see a Chinatown, multiple historic buildings, prominent lookouts and galleries, and much more.
Lastly, no visit to Broome is complete without visiting the pristine shores of nearby Cable Beach – justifiably world-famous, the beach stretches for a distance of over 22 kilometres and features amazingly white sands and warm, crystal-clear waters while serving as the ideal place to watch a memorable sunset on one of the region’s many balmy tropical nights.
Broome may be small in size, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in things to do; read our guides below to get the most out of your journey to this unique WA destination.