Overview

Broome is where rugged wilderness meets clear turquoise water against the backdrop of some of the most stunning beach sunsets on the planet.

A place where you can marvel at dinosaur footprints or relax by a pristine sandy beach. Where dolphins and whales play in clear waters while camels trail the shore, and where dirt tracks wind for days into the depths of the last great wilderness in Australia.

With a year-round tropical climate, miles of stunning coast, a multicultural history and luxury resorts, it won’t take long for you to slow right down to ‘Broome timeOpens external site in a new window’. 

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Flights to Broome

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You might already be dreaming of a sunset camel-ride along Cable Beach. Here are some more ideas to add to your holiday agenda:

 

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Where to go

Broome is the perfect place to start your adventure in the expansive natural playground of the north-west, where the Australian wilderness meets the Indian Ocean.

Broome

Known as the ‘pearl of the north’ and famous for its lively and lawless history as a frontier town, Broome was at the heart of the world pearling industry when thousands of pearlers from Europe and Asia populated the city in their quest for a piece of the pearling fortune. 

This blend of cultures is still visible in BroomeOpens external site in a new window today. No more so than in Chinatown, the aptly-named city-centre, checkered with heritage buildings including Sun Pictures - the oldest operating outdoor theatre in the world. 

Today Broome attracts visitors from around the globe eager to marvel at nature. With Cable Beach on its doorstep and some of the most stunning sunsets imaginable, you’ll find plenty of options here to fill your days close to town. For those on your way to the regions nearby, you’ll appreciate the time spent among civilisation - dining, pearl-shopping or on a sunlounge - before tackling the expansive lands beyond.

Dampier Peninsula

The Dampier Peninsula stretches 200km north from Broome to the tip of Cape LevequeOpens external site in a new window where King Sound meets the Indian Ocean.

Jump on a tour from Broome to a local pearl farm at Willie Creek or hire a four-wheel drive and explore the peninsula via Cape Leveque Road, where unsealed roads lead to unique indigenous experiences, unspoilt coastlines and luxurious eco-resorts.  

For an  unexpected taste of Europe in the middle of the Kimberley, visit the historic Sacred Heart ChurchOpens external site in a new window, elaborately decorated with pearl shell and built by the Pallottine Monks and indigenous people of Beagle Bay in 1918.  And for the best culinary tips of the region, read about Neil Perry's Broome on Travel Insider. Opens external site

The Kimberley

Known as ‘Australia’s last great wilderness’, the Kimberley covers much of north-western Australia including Broome and the Dampier Peninsula - It’s so remote you might forget that the rest of the world even exists. 

In this expansive land you can swim beneath secluded waterfalls and walk among the mystical boab trees. You’ll fine Aboriginal rock-artOpens external site in a new window thought to be among the oldest discovered in the world, the Horizontal Waterfalls and the striking formations of the Bungle Bungle Range within the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National ParkOpens external site in a new window.

The options for adventure are plentiful here, but don’t expect to tick them all off in a day. The Kimberley covers an overwhelming 423,000 square kilometres of wilderness. With towering limestone cliffs, gorges and even pristine tropical beaches - any corner of this utopia is sure to deliver experiences that feel out of this world. 

Quick facts

Currency

Currency

Australian Dollar (AU$)

Electricity

Electricity

220V-240V / 50Hz

Population

Population

16,222

Seasons

Seasons

Broome has a tropical climate and two seasons. Winter is from May to October, when the daytime temperatures average between mid 20s celsius to low 30s with dry warm days and clear nights. The summer falls from November to April, with temperatures averaging above 30°C. Broome usually experiences heavy afternoon and evening downfalls from January to March.

Getting around

From the airport

Broome airport services domestic flights and is located only 1.6km from the town centre. 

The taxi rank is located outside the terminal building or courtesy shuttle buses operate from many of the local hotels.

In and around the city

Broome has a hop-on-hop-off town bus service that operates seven days a week. There is also a reliable taxi service or you can hire bikes. To explore the region you’ll need to hire a car or four-wheel drive or take one of the many organised tours.

If you do plan to travel around the region on your own, it’s important that you are prepared for the conditions, and that you let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

Broome car hire

Book car hire with Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. Qantas Frequent Flyer members could earn Qantas Points with Avis and Budget.

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Important Information

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