Broome is a unique, exotic town and a gateway to the raw wilderness of the Kimberley. Established as a pearling port in the 1880s, Broome boasts a multi-cultural population made up of the many nationalities that flocked to the shores of Roebuck Bay in the hope of making their fortune from the pearling industry. Broome’s unique beauty needs time to explore. Pristine beaches and bays fringed with glistening white sands, red cliffs and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean are some of the wonders of this coastal delight. The climate is also something to boast about with warm sunny days, balmy nights and summer tropical storms during the monsoon season.
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Top things to do in Broome
Cliffs & beaches of Cape Leveque
Travel through Aboriginal-owned land along a 4x4 track to Cape Leveque, a spectacular spot with stunning red cliffs and pristine beaches set on the tip of the rugged Dampier peninsula. En route, visit the church at Beagle bay, notable for its mother-of-pearl altar, and the Lombadina Aboriginal communities. Spend a relaxing afternoon swimming in the coastal waters and enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot on Cape Leveque.
Discover Aboriginal history & culture
Learn the history of the region from the perspective of the Aboriginal people who have lived here for thousands of years. Learn traditional fishing methods and discover how wild plants and fruits can be used as medicine or food, you can also sample some native fruits. An array of bird species can be spotted in the wetlands area such as brolgas (Australian cranes), Australian pratincoles and jabiru storks.
Sample local food & drink
Explore the highlights of Broome through its culinary delights including a visit to the mango orchard at Kanagae Estate, trying fresh oysters at the Broome jetty and local beer tastings at the Matsos Boutique Brewery. Learn about the land from an indigenous perspective, sampling traditional bushtucker at Minyirr Park, and finish the day watching the sunset on Cable beach.
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