holidays . accommodation . tours
Describing Broome as a gem of Western Australia (WA) is fitting in light of the town’s history as a pearl producing destination. However, its features such as its gorgeous beaches and breathtaking coastal scenery that really make it deserving of such a description and of the glowing reviews that it receives in Broome tourism publications.
Cable Beach is the town's best known and most scenic sandy strip. It is a great place to enjoy relaxing days on soft white sands and in crystal clear waters or romantic evenings watching golden sunsets. Naturists can make good use of the beach’s nudist section located at its north end. Among Broome’s other beaches, Town Beach with its famous ‘Staircase to the Moon’ phenomenon is notable, while Roebuck Bay with its extensive migratory bird population is also well worth a visit.
A Broome holiday needn’t focus entirely on the beach, as there are plenty of other attractions around. The Broome Bird Observatory is a must for lovers of wildlife; with some 22 species of birds of prey resident in the park, this place is an ornithologist’s dream. If you prefer your beasts a little beastlier then the Broome Crocodile Park is sure to please.
If Broome tours are an essential entry on your holiday itinerary, then be sure to check out the fascinating Broome Heritage Trail which provides an insight into the history of the town. Take the one-hour long tour entitled ‘The Sea The Men The Legend’ provided by Pearl Luggers and get an interesting introduction to the town’s thriving pearl industry.
Broome accommodation options are ample and provide well for the volume of tourists that the town receives. There are cheap and cheerful establishments on hand for budget travellers as well as luxury five-star hotels for those in a position to splurge. For something somewhere in between, the Roebuck Bay Hotel Motel or the Ocean Lodge are ideal choices.
With daily flights from Perth to the town’s domestic airport and coach services along the length of the Western Australia coast, Broome travel options make for easy connections for the majority of visitors.