See & Do

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There’s so much to
see and do in Broome

Immerse yourself in the natural and historical wonders of this unique region.
Watch the colours change over Roebuck Bay’s diverse marine and plant life, see unforgettable sunsets over the rich red rock formations of the Kimberley coast. See the dramatic tidal shift in a plane above the horizontal falls or simply relax on the powdery white sands of Cable Beach. Broome offers experiences that will stay with you forever.

THE REGION

The beauty of Broome

The Continental Hotel places you on the doorstep of Broome’s most beautiful attractions. Turquoise waters, rich red Kimberley coastline, world renowned beaches and historic landmarks. Whether you’re visiting the oldest open air cinema in the world or spotting dinosaur footprints in coastal rocks, you will be left with a lasting impression of this unique region.

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Staircase to the Moon

This natural phenomenon is 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.

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Horizontal Falls

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.

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Sun Pictures

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.

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Cable Beach

World renowned Cable Beach is only 5 minutes away. 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.

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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.

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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.

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China Town

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.

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Gantheaume Point

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.

In the sandstone at the water’s edge are petrified dinosaur footprints over 130 million years old.

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Roebuck Bay

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.

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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.