BroomeBroome is situated in North-Western Australia, a two and a half hour flight from Perth. The surrounding region is full of colour, culture and captivating scenery. Fiery red ochre cliffs contrast with the unspoiled turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, dinosaur footprints tell secrets of ancient days and a multi-cultural population provides arts, performances and inviting cuisine. The pearling industry has been an important part of the region's economy. Many places and shops offer visitors closer insight into this trade and the jewellery craft.
The CityOriginally founded as a pearling port over 100 years ago, Broome today continues to produce the world’s finest pearls. The 22 kilometres of pristine white sand is called Cable Beach and has been rated one of the top beaches of the world. Not only sand and sea but also the natural phenomenon known as the Staircase to the Moon attract large numbers of visitors to this popular and unique tourist destination in Australia. Located just south of the equator, the town experiences a sub-tropical climate with warm sunny days and balmy nights. The dry seasons last from May to September and that's when most visitors take the chance to explore the city as well as the Kimberley region. While Broome has an interesting pearling history, Chinatown, in the heart of the city, continues to lure with its cosmopolitan character and pearl showrooms selling the best of the best to the public.
Do & See
Broome is the gateway to the spectacular Kimberley Region, one of the world’s last frontiers. The town is surrounded by unspoilt wilderness of rugged gorges, waterfalls and aboriginal rock art — a special place for the native peoples of the area, who comprise approximately 40 percent of the population and represent more than 30 language groups.
With the waters of the Indian Ocean lapping at its door and a multi-cultural population, Broome serves up some of the finest seafood menus likely to be found. Complementing the varied seafood options, there are also wood-fired pizzas, char-grills, pasta houses, prime organic beef and eateries specialising in modern Australian cuisine like crocodile, kangaroo and buffalo meats.
Broome has an array of eateries. Here you can find a selection of different options, from sidewalk cafés in the colourful Chinatown to old style elegant spots.
Bars & Nightlife
Although a small town, Broome boasts an energetic and colourful night scene. The nightlife reflects the diversity of the tourists attracted by this beautiful town: honeymooners, families, backpackers, nature lovers and more. You'll find something to fit your wants — from cocktail bars to live gig venues featuring national and international artists that "go off" every night. Broome’s night scene is characterised by its relaxed and tropical atmosphere. The dress code is mostly casual and many venues are open till very late.
It is easy to find a beautiful, unique and inexpensive gift to take home from Broome. Art enthusiasts will take pleasure in wandering the art galleries. You'll find both traditional and contemporary artworks, from pottery to breathtaking photographs; don't miss the pieces made by indigenous artists. Local craftsmen are great at soap and candle making, producing decorated sea shells and natural skin products.