Booked a short stay? Don’t miss these top Broome things to do
With its breathtaking beaches, fascinating cultural heritage, and unique wildlife encounters, Broome offers an array of experiences, no matter what you’re into.
And, however long you’re planning on staying in Broome, The Continental Hotel provides the perfect base from which to enjoy your holiday. Located in the centre of town, we make it easy for you to get out and see all the sights and experiences that Broome has to offer.
Let’s take a look at some of the must-do Broome activities—and how we can help you get there.
Taking it easy
We’re all about relaxed living here in Broome, so we want you to take it easy while you’re here.
Start your day with a swim in our central pool oasis. Or take a short one-minute walk down to Roebuck Bay, where you can wander along the waterfront, or take a dip in the crystal blue waters.
Then, finish your morning with a leisurely breakfast back at the Hotel, featuring all your favourite classic dishes with our own seasonal twist.
Round up your mates for an unforgettable dining experience at Papa Fuego
Location: 2 Louis Street
Cost: Share plates start at $16
One of the highlights of Broome’s food scene, Papa Fuego has made its mark with sumptuous South American food and delicious cocktails that you don’t have to go far for. As Papa Fuego is part of The Continental Hotel, you can drink and dine to your heart’s content and then be back at your accommodation in just minutes.
Location: 60 Hamersley Street
Cost: Starting from $11.50 for a Matso’s beer
Just a short walk down the road, head to the famed Matso’s Brewery for refreshment that’s distinctly Broome. Try their range of local craft beers and exquisite food, available all day and into the evening.
Location: Carnarvon Street
A key part of the region’s multicultural roots, Chinatown is the historic centre of Broome. Explore its heritage-listed buildings, and learn about the rich culture—the highs and the lows—that make this part of the world so unique.
Browse the pearl showrooms
Location: Dampier Street
Along Dampier Street is where you’ll find some of Broome’s famous pearl showrooms. With world-famous names like Linneys and Willie Creek, duck into any one to browse their exquisite jewellery and learn about their pearl farming process.
Discover Broome’s pearling history at Streeter’s Jetty
Location: Dampier Street
Further down the street from the showrooms you’ll find Streeter’s Jetty, which played a key part in Broome’s pearling past. Faithfully reconstructed between 2021 and 2022, this 69m jetty is an important part of Broome’s history. Check it out and learn why for yourself.
Visit Broome’s unique art galleries
Location: 9 Short Street
Broome features some bustling art galleries with spectacular works from local indigenous artists. Short Street Gallery is one of the most well-known names, as Australia’s leading art gallery specialising in Aboriginal art, with works sourced from remote Indigenous communities and Art Centres from the Kimberley and beyond.
Make it the trip of a lifetime
Travel back in time at Gantheaume Point
Location: Gantheaume Point
Walk in the actual footsteps of dinosaurs at Gantheaume Point. Here you’ll find the perfectly preserved footsteps of up to seven different dinosaur species, which have been maintained in the stone of the Point for a mind-boggling 130 million years.
If you look closely, you can see the mammoth footprints of sauropods, the smaller tracks of birdlike ornithopods, or the friendly footprints of Stegosaurus. The best time to go is at low tide, when you can see more of these amazing fossils.
Tour the Willie Creek pearl farm
Location: Just a 37-minute drive from Broome
Cost: From $145 per person
Don’t just visit the showroom—visit a real life pearl farm. Willie Creek Pearls offer tours of their farm, where you can learn about the history and the pearling process, and take a boat ride out into the farm itself and see where it all comes from.
It’s a full day trip, but the specially-chartered coach bus can pick you up and drop you off directly at the Hotel.
See the Horizontal Falls
Location: Transfer to the Broome Airport directly from The Continental Hotel
Cost: Starts at $975 per person
If you’re looking to adventure further out, the Horizontal Falls are a must-see. Described by Sir David Attenborough as one of the greatest wonders of the natural world, this one-day tour takes you to the world-famous falls on a chartered scenic flight, where you can see them from the sky. Then, experience it from the water, on a jet boat tour up and down the falls.
It’s another full day adventure, and the remote location makes for a more expensive trip—but it’s a day you’ll never forget.
Things to do in Broome at night
Watch a movie at the world’s oldest outdoor cinema
Location: 8 Carnavon Street
Cost: $19.50 for adults, $14 for children and concession card holders
The venerated Sun Pictures in Broome is the world’s oldest outdoor movie theatre. Founded in 1916 and still going strong, it’s open every night with viewings of popular current movies offered twice a night.
See the Staircase to the Moon
When the time is right, make sure you catch this world-famous phenomenon that sparkles over the Kimberley coast, with the moon reflecting off the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay.
Book a table for two at Johnny Sausage
Cost: Approx. $50 for a main meal and drink
Treat your loved one to a romantic last night in Broome at Johnny Sausage, an authentic Italian restaurant just nearby our hotel.
Sit back and relax at your candlelit table as the friendly staff talk you through the menu, featuring simple yet flavoursome pasta dishes, hearty mains, and a delectable selection of antipasti to graze on.
Experience our top things to do in Broome, at your own pace
When you’re only in town for a couple of days, there’s still plenty to do that will make your time here memorable. But why not make it even more special? Our Weekend Wanderer Package lets you enjoy three nights at The Continental Hotel for the price of two.
So when you’re ready to plan your holiday in Broome, get in touch with our friendly team to book your stay with us.BACK TO WHAT'S ON