Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia
Guide to Broome
- Getting to Broome
- When to visit
A multicultural melting pot, Broome/Rubibi is a tropical delight and the gateway to the Kimberley, one of the world’s great wildernesses.
Beginning life as a pearling town in the 1880s, Broome was a wild frontier, attracting workers from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Japan and Europe. Along with strong First Nations cultures, these influences are all here today, giving Broome a vibe unlike anywhere else. Red dirt sits beside aqua ocean, pearl boutiques rub shoulders with laid-back breweries, and activities range from world-class diving to unhurried camel rides.
Most Australian capital cities fly directly into Broome Airport, or connect through Perth Airport.
- Broome Airport (BME) is conveniently located less than a kilometre (about half a mile) from the city
- Because of the close proximity to the city centre, there are taxi and car hire services if you do not wish to walk to or from the city
- Most hotels in Broome offer an airport transfer
There are car hire operators, taxi services and bus services operating seven days a week throughout Broome’s city and the surrounding attractions.
Broome’s tropical weather is defined by a wet and dry season. While Broome is an incredible destination all year round, the dry season (May - October) is largely regarded as the best time to visit, when days will be warm and skies will be clear. The wet season (November - April) is known for its rainy nights and hot days, but visitors will also enjoy fewer crowds.
- High season: Dry season (May - October)
- Low season: Wet season (November - April)
- Don’t miss: getting a view of the ‘staircase to the moon’, when the light of the moon reflects off exposed tidal flats at Roebuck Bay (on the full moon from March to October)