The exotic pearling town of Broome offers some fantastic resorts dotted across its spectacular landscape. From fiery red ochre cliffs contrasting with bright turquoise waters to pearl diving sagas and dinosaur footprints, the history of Broome is as captivating as the scenery. Situated in Western Australia’s far north, it’s an oasis of colour and culture. Broome’s colourful lifestyle, chilled out vibe and vibrant landscape has made it a mecca for artists, writers and musicians.
Broome’s Cable Beach, with 22 kilometres of white sand, is kissed by warm, crystal waters. It’s justifiably world-famous and the ideal place to watch the sunset on a tropical summer’s night. Of course, the beach is not the only highlight of holidays to Broome; there are many more things to do, whether it’s taking advantage of the fascinating scenery or getting involved with the local culture.
The town is in the Kimberley region of Australia, which means the coastlines are rugged and the scenery inland is wild and vibrant. Broome is the best place from which to explore western Kimberley, so venture out to the likes of the Gibb River Road and the Bungle Bungles of Purnululu National Park.
Broome’s unpolluted waters mean that the local South Sea pearls are among the most coveted in the world. Witness first-hand how Broome pearls are cultured at a local pearl farm, and perhaps indulge yourself in one of the many pearl showrooms along the streets of Chinatown. For the ultimate Broome experience a horse or camel ride on Cable beach at sunset is an absolute must, or sip a local craft beer at Matso’s Brewery, overlooking the picturesque Roebuck Bay.
The pearling history of Broome is best learned about at the Japanese Cemetery. More than 900 pearl divers rest here, as the work they achieved during their lifetime lives on in the town. The colourful beach rock headstones are a sight that must be seen by visitors to the area.
One of the most spectacular sights in the Kimberley region and even the world can be seen from your base in Broome. The Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay is a natural phenomenon where competing tidal currents come together and clash to create a waterfall between two narrow coastal gorges. Slightly closer to town is the Staircase to the Moon, an optical effect seen between March and October that looks as though a staircase climbs all the way to the moon.