Guide to Broome

A holiday in Broome is a unique experience the town’s history as the pearling capital of the world has left behind a unique culture; Australian but heavily influenced by Asia.  Add this to the pristine waters, wide empty beaches, abundant wildlife and tropical climate and you can see why Broome is so popular.

Here are just some of the great things to do in Broome:

Broome Courthouse

Just across the road and the original Cable House to the cable that gave the Cable Beach its name!  It is home to the vibrant Courthouse Markets on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  A great place to pick up a gift and some lunch.

Chinatown

Shops, Cafes, Pearl Boutiques, and history.  Be sure to visit Streeter’s Jetty, the pearl shops, Pearl Luggers boats and infamous pub The Roebuck Hotel in Dampier Terrace.  Also pop in to Sun Pictures; the oldest operating open-air picture gardens in the world.

SSJG Heritage Centre

Discover 100 years of Broome’s cultural and social history.

Broome Museum

Housed in one of the town’s oldest buildings, learn about the history of Broome.

Town Beach and Pioneer Park 

It’s all about that view!  There is no better place to take in the colours of Broome and the café is great for breakfast or lunch or bring a picnic.  The Boab tree is probably the most photographed Boab in the world!  A good spot to see the Staircase to the Moon.

The Mangrove Hotel

Popular with the locals for a post work drink and with a view to die for its not hard to see why.  A good Staircase to the Moon vantage point.

Matso’s Broome Brewery

Try some of Broome’s local beers including the famous Mango Beer and Ginger Beer in this historical building.

Broome Town Bus

The excellent Broome Bus service offers single rides or the great value Day Pass, buy tickets on board.

Japanese and Chinese Cemetery

The resting place of hundreds of unfortunate pearl divers.

Buddha Sanctuary

A heaven of tranquillity with an ornamental gardens and hand carved 4m Buddha.

Cable Beach

Famous for its iconic camel rides, our famous beach is 22km of pristine sand and tropical waters.  The sunset over the Indian Ocean can be breathtaking.

Broome Turf Club

If the races are on during your stay be sure to catch the bus down and join in the fun.  It’s the place to see and be seen!

Take a Tour

There are so many great things to do in Broome, but here are our favourites…

Horizontal Falls

Not to be missed. Described by David Attenborough as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Explore them by boat, sea plane or on a scenic flight.

Pearl Tours

Broome is the home of the South Sea Pearl, the finest in the world. Take a visit to a pearl farm at Willie Creek or Cygnet Bay by helicopter, aircraft, bus or self-drive.

Camel Ride on Cable Beach

Three operators offer the iconic Cable Beach Camel ride – it’s the must do tour in Broome!

Hovercraft

The best way to see the famous dinosaur footprints in Broome and the flying boat wrecks.

Get out on the Water

Whether its catching Barramundi and Bill Fish or watching Humpback whales, Dugongs and more – while you are in Broome you have to get in to the blue.

Take to the Skies

If you want to see the Kimberley’s waterfalls and gorges and even the Bungle Bungles take a scenic flight.  There are many options to suite all budgets.