broome, western australia
Broome is a unique town, on a peninsula, where one of the world’s last great wildernesses meets the Indian Ocean. Broome’s exotic pearling town past has left a rich history and a unique multi-cultural mix of people. The pristine waters, wide empty beaches, abundant wildlife, tropical climate and breathtaking colours attract thousands of visitors each year.
|where is it||broome locationBroome|
|when to go||May thru October are the most popular months for visiting Broome|
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|how to get there||By air||
Qantas has flights to Broome from most major cities in Australia
Drive the Gibb River Road from Northern Territory
From Perth via the coast road (view a map)
From Perth via Newman - view map
|photographic features||Staircase to the Moon (Roebuck Bay) is a natural phenomenon which occurs when a full moon rises over the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. The Staircase to the Moon happens 2 - 3 days a month between March and October. The first two days of Staircase to the Moon generally also play host to the Staircase to the Moon markets at Town Beach.|
Gantheaume Point encompasses a stretch of white sandy beach as well as a red rock cliff face overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, about a ten minute drive from the town centre of Broome
The Gantheaume Point beach area adjoins Cable Beach. The spectacular views from the cliff section of Gantheaume Point is reached by a short stretch of unsealed road. There you will find parking and an interpretive signage centre which showcases the history of the area.
Heading past the the interpretive signage there is a well worn track whch leads to a cast of dinosaur footprints. The real dinosaur footprints preserved in reef rock can be seen at very low tide at the bottom of the cliff. Should you wish to hunt for these, it is recommended you contact the Boome Visitor Centre for further information and be aware of Broome's huge tidal movements.
Anastasia's Pool was created amongst the rocks by the former lighthouse keeper for his wife Anastasia who suffered from arthritis and believed the salt water which filled the pool at high tide had possible healing properties. The pool's siding collapsed in January 2014 when a storm partially destroyed the pool. As yet it hasn't been repaired. The contrasting colours of the deep pindan red cliffs and the shimmering turquoise ocean is breathtaking and provides stunning photo opportunities.
Broome Bird Observatory
Located on the north shore of Roebuck Bay, Broome Bird Observatory is the shorebird capital of Australia and one of the world's great bird-watching destinations.
|nearby destinations||walmadan (james price point)|
|gibb river road gorges|