The gem for outdoor activities in Western Australia, there’s so many fun things to discover in Broome. With miles of stunning coast, a multicultural history and luxury resorts, it won’t take long for you to slow right down to ‘Broome time’.
You might already be dreaming of a sunset camel-ride along Cable Beach, though prepare to pack your agenda to make the most of the natural playground of the north-west of Australia. Be sure to visit a pearl farm, take a hovercraft tour and discover 120 million year old dinosaur footprints at Roebuck Bay Marine Park, learn about the town’s rich multicultural history on a walking tour or take a helicopter ride to marvel at the contrasting colours over Gantheaume Point and the rugged red Pindan Cliffs.
Broome and the Kimberley play host to a bounty of events from beach polo to Aboriginal cultural celebrations. In February join the Broome Mardi Gras, a three day festival that see’s people from all walks of life from Broome and beyond, come together to celebrate diversity, equality and community pride. With glamour, glitter and great times spent dancing under the palm trees, be sure to join in the dance party, cabaret night and other local events that engage the entire community.
For those travelling into the Kimberley during May, watch out for the Ord Valley Muster in Kununurra. If you’re in Broome during August and September, look up the plethora of cultural and culinary events that fall under the Shinju Matsuri Festival. It’s the perfect place to start your adventure in comfort among the expansive natural playground of the north-west, where the wilderness meets the Indian Ocean.