Destination Guide - Broome

Tropical, laid-back and spectacularly beautiful, Broome is synonymous with pearls, turquoise seas and brilliant sunsets. Since Lord Alistair McAlpine put this culturally rich Western Australian town on the tourist map in the 1980s, sun-seekers and nature enthusiasts have kept this balmy paradise on the radar. See 130-million-year-old dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point or Roebuck Bay, stay in award-winning resorts, take a camel ride along Cable Beach, browse the Aboriginal art galleries and watch the workings of a pearl farm.

The Basics

Currency: Australian Dollar ($A)
Population: 10,000
Time zone: +8
Daylight savings: N/A
Languages: English
Electricity voltage: 220-240V
Electricity hz: 50Hz
Electrical plugs: Australian-style plug with two flat angled blades and one vertical grounding blade
Mobile network: GSM

Highlights

  • Cable Beach
  • Gantheaume Point
  • Camel rides at sunset
  • Willie Creek Pearls

Events

Weather

Dry season (April to October) temperatures average around 30°C while the wet season (November to March) is humid and you guessed it: wet; temperatures hover between 30-35°C.


Getting there and around

Broome has a town bus service that operates seven days a week and has a reliable taxi service.

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See & Do

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Nature has been kind to Broome, bestowing a beautiful coastline and balmy breezes. It’s always been somewhere you may marvel at surreal reflections of the moon, connect with a camel or purchase a few pearls. But now this laid-back leisure-ville also offers luxury accommodation, day spas, groovy bars and many ways to enjoy the ubiquitous mango.

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