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The best things to do in Broome
Prepare for an adventure like no other in Broome, where a world of captivating experiences and attractions awaits. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Western Australia’s most unique coastal destination while you discover the best things to do in Broome.
Witness unforgettable sunsets casting their glow over the Kimberley coast’s rich red rock formations before embarking on a thrilling camel ride along Cable beach. Experience the Staircase to the Moon, one of the most magical Broome attractions, and relax on the soft sands of Roebuck Bay.
Not sure where to start with so many activities in Broome? The Broome visitors centre is always there to help, with expert guidance to enrich your holiday experience and reveal the best of Broome sightseeing.
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Step outside our Broome hotel and be greeted by the turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay. Wander along its pristine shores or embark on a thrilling adventure by booking a fishing or kayaking tour. Whether you’re visiting the oldest open air cinema in the world or spotting dinosaur footprints embedded in coastal rocks, you’ll never run out or activities in Broome.
With the Broome Visitors Centre conveniently located just around the corner, you’ll have expert advice to help plan your itinerary and discover the best things to see in Broome.
With a range of Broome attractions to suit every passion, ignite your sense of adventure with an unforgettable Broome sightseeing experience today.
Staircase to the Moon
The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon visible from Broome, caused by a full moon rising over the exposed mudflats of Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. It occurs March to October for three nights every month. The best location to view the Staircase to the Moon attraction is at The Bay Club at the Mangrove Hotel.
This ocean phenomenon is the result of one of the world’s highest tidal shifts compressing through two narrow breaks in the Kimberley coastline. Millions of litres of ocean sucks through a narrow sea gorge, the water brawling and churning as it goes. This incredible sight is a must-see in Broome.
Recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest open air cinema in operation, Sun Cinemas boasts an air-conditioned entertainment complex with twin cinemas, seating up to 377 people. Technologically, it rivals any of the best cinemas in Australia. It has a café and ample parking.
World renowned Cable Beach is only 5 minutes away and is one of the top things to see in Broome. Here, you can walk along one of the most majestic beaches in the world with more than 22 kilometres of powdery white sand, washed clean daily by tides that can reach more than nine metres. The crystal-clear turquoise water and the gentle swells hardly manage to topple over as they roll up onto the almost perfectly flat beach.
Broome Camel Safari
Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Broome’s most loved camels. Join Alison Bird – Broome’s most respected and experienced camel operator with more than 30 years experience working with these often misunderstood animals. Alison has caught camels, trained camels, brought up orphaned calves and been involved in camel export. A camel safari is a must experience and puts a new take on Broome sightseeing.
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Australia’s fauna is something to behold and this world renowned park is home to the best of The Kimberley – colourful birds, a cassowary, dingoes, hundreds of kangaroos, wallabies, emus, jabirus, snakes and lizards. However, the biggest event is watching the daily feeding of some of the largest crocodiles on display in Australia.
Chinatown is a delightful reminder of the early multicultural mix of people in Broome. Take a wander through this original commercial centre of Broome, which was once the bustling hub of pearl sheds, billiard saloons, entertainment houses and Chinese eateries. Chinatown is now home to some of the world’s finest pearl showrooms along with a variety of retail outlets. Sidewalk cafes add a splash of colour to the pavements.
Here, the pindan earth and rock formations at sunset are unmissable. These red tones against the turquoise waters epitomise the unique beauty of Broome and the Kimberley region. Located approximately six kilometres from town, this scenic area will amaze you and is one of the best places to see in Broome.
In the sandstone at the water’s edge are petrified dinosaur footprints over 130 million years old.
Situated at the doorstep of The Continental Hotel, Roebuck Bay is one of Broome’s most beautiful natural attractions.
The changing colours are incredible, with the turquoise waters retreating at low tide to reveal a horizon of mud flats. The diversity of its marine and plant life makes it a popular spot for bird watching.
Broome Bird Observatory
Along the shores of Roebuck Bay, the Broome Bird Observatory – established in 1988 – is the ultimate paradise for bird enthusiasts. Along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, the observatory is dedicated to migratory shorebird activities, seeing the birds arriving between August and October after a non-stop 10,000-kilometre journey.