Broome
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Broome is an exotic pearling town at the western gateway to The Kimberley region of Western Australia, with a history and culture as vibrant as its landscape.

Soak up Indian Ocean sunsets and exotic pearling history in Broome, the Kimberley's western gateway.

Ride a camel along Cable Beach, shop for pearls in Chinatown, see dinosaur footprints and birdwatch in Roebuck Bay, and catch the ‘moon staircase' illusion. Drive the Gibb River Road to Kununurra, stay at El Questro and visit the Bungle Bungle Range in Pernululu National Park.

What You can see in Broome

Explore the pearling history, ride a camel on Cable Beach, see the Staircase to the moon and explore the outback landscapes.

Top 10 Things to Do in Broome

Top 10 Things to Do in Broome

Visit the perpetually sunny, friendly, multicultural pearling town of Broome in north-west Western Australia and you will never want to leave. A fusion of peacefulness, intriguing history and vivid Indigenous culture, Broome also offers rugged natural beauty, from stunning turquoise water to vast white beaches and the spectacular Kimberley.

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Kimberley Highlights

Kimberley Highlights

Ride a camel at sunset down Broome's Cable Beach and soar over the towers of the Bungle Bungle Ranges. Cruise huge Lake Argyle and see tides taller than a building in the Buccaneer Archipelago. Four wheel drive the Gibb River Road past gorges and mighty rivers, or follow the red-dirt track from Broome to the remote Dampier Peninsula. Welcome to the Kimberley - a world of vast horizons, ancient gorges, weird rock formations, welcoming rock pools and golden beaches.

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The Kimberley

The Kimberley

Be enthralled by the rugged gorges, epic waterways and incandescent ocean of the Kimberley, in Australia's north-west corner. Enjoy a sunset camel ride in Broome, then 4WD the Gibb River Road to Kununurra, home to the Ord Valley Muster and near the beehive-striped Bungle Bungles of Purnululu National Park. Broome is also gateway to the remote, beautiful Dampier Peninsula.

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Cable Beach

Cable Beach

Cable Beach, at Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, is a 22 kilometre-long stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs and fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Ride a camel along the beach at sunrise or sunset.

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Gibb River Road

Gibb River Road

Tackle one of Australia's greatest four-wheel-drive adventures on this 660-kilometre journey through the vast Kimberley. See freshwater crocodiles in the Windjana Gorge National Park and swim, bushwalk and camp at Lennard and Bell Gorges. Take a scenic flight over Mitchell Falls and the vast Mitchell Plateau. Stay on the one million acre El Questro Wilderness Park. From here you can go horse trekking, get up close to Kimberley wildlife and boat down Chamberlain Gorge past towering escarpments and Wandjina rock art. You could even take in the sights on a mountain bike for the Brisbane to Broome Charity Bike Ride. However you take on this outback challenge, remember it's one that needs planning.

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Goombaragin, Broome, WA. © Tourism WA
Weather in Broome

Weather in Broome

Broome has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and warm winters. From October to April temperatures average around 33°C. Winters (June-August) are mild, with average daily July temperatures around 27°C. Overnight temperatures rarely fall below 5°C at any time of year. The average annual rainfall is 532 mm but sometimes no rain falls for months. January to March is the wettest time of year. Tropical cyclones can occur from November to April, most commonly in January and February. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your holiday in Broome.

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Three Great Days in Broome

Three Great Days in Broome

See it all in Broome, the remote, romantic pearling port in the north-west corner of the Kimberley. Purchase a pearl in Chinatown, where many of the buildings were built in the exciting early pearling days. Continue the nostalgia in the pearling museum or on an old pearl lugger. Hop on a camel and watch the famous, fiery sunset over Cable Beach. Catch the natural magic trick of Staircase to the Moon, bird spot in Roebuck Bay and see prehistoric dinosaur prints at Gantheaume Point. Devote your final day to a 4WD adventure along the magical Dampier Penisula, where you can extend your stay in traditional Aboriginal communities.

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Kununurra

Kununurra

Embrace adventure in a world of vast lakes, ancient ridges and ranges, rare pink diamonds and huge stations.

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What you can see near Broome

From the gateway to the Kimberley explore Pernululu National Park and drive the Gibb River Road.

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