Broome is situated on the north west coast of Western Australia. The small community has a past rich with history, but not without tragedy.
Broome was important to Australia’s early pearling industry and is still one of the world’s most well known pearl centres.
Local Aborigines were among the first pearl divers, but were slowly replaced by Japanese divers in the early 1900′s. Due to lack of underwater breathing apparatus many divers lost their lives. A cemetery in Broome reflects the hardship of this era.
At certain times of the year the “Staircase to the Moon” (a phenomenon occurring at full moon that should not be missed) gives the impression, on a waterless Roebuck Bay, of a stairway to the moon.
Cable Beach stretches along the Indian Ocean’s rolling coastline. Enormous white sandy beaches appear as the huge tides recede, exposing some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Some of the many attractions and activities to experience:
- Broome Crocodile Park
- Willie Creek Pearl Farm
- Broome Bird Observatory
- Camel Treks
- Sun Pictures
- Cape Leveque
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Gantheaume Point
- Scenic Flights to Derby
- Anastasia’s Pool
- Dinosaur Footprints