Chase the Sun in Broome this season
Us West Aussies are lucky enough to be able to wonder freely around our state which means there’s so much more to see and do than the usual jet setting trip off to Bali for that family holiday, especially when it comes to chasing the warmer weather.
We’ve taken off from Perth and explored WA’s Coral Coast through Geraldton, Kalbarri, Coral Bay, the Kimberley region and Exmouth (read it here) but let’s keep going that little bit further and get to iconic Broome, an incredible town with so much culture, history and of course jaw-dropping beaches and sunsets.
Whether it’s a few days road trip or a quick 2 and half hour flight with the family, husband, wife, girlfriends or Mum, this place has something for everyone and in our eyes is an absolute bucket list destination.
Sunset drinks on Cable Beach
You can’t come to Broome and not step onto the bright white sandy beaches to watch the sunset, with a drink and platter you have a perfect start to your Kimberley trip. Either head on down and take a picnic rug or if you have a 4WD, back it up and watch the sunset and the camels…that’s when you know you’re on holiday!
Broome Courthouse markets
An iconic Broome tradition every Saturday morning (sometimes Thursday evenings and Sundays), there’s a great atmosphere around this area of town when you can soak up the local arts and crafts, indulge in a sweet treat from one of the many food vans and wander around immersing yourself amongst the Broome community. The perfect spot to shop for a souvenir to take home.
More info at: Broome Courthouse Markets
Where the desert meets the sea..literally! Walk amongst red rocks looking out to the aqua blue ocean, no trip is complete without checking this out. 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. At high tide you will find locals jumping from the rocks into the sparkling waters, make sure your phones charged because this is one stunning sight you don’t want to miss photographing.
Image: @travel_by_ml, @niklas.christl
Lunch at Matso’s Brewery
After all the exploring, of course, you’re going to need to refuel, and what’s better to quench your thirst than a tasting paddle of Mastso’s famous brews. From their classic ginger beer to their mango beer or angry ranga, paired with a delicious meal from local produce, maybe it’s a wagyu beef burger or fish and chips. With the sun shining and sitting out on the veranda, this makes for a perfect outing.
Broome is all about the Pearl, once the largest Pearling Port in the world, Broome’s history is steeped in stories of luggers, skulduggery, pearl diving and the infamous pearl masters of Broome. You can visit pearl farms, buy pearls and visit the Pearl Lugger museum to discover Broome’s culturally rich and entertaining pearling past. If you’re going to treat yourself, this is the place to do it!
More info at Australia’s NorthWest: Pearls and Pearling
Historical Society and Museum
Run by volunteers this quaint little building is full to the brim with artefacts, photographs, and loads of Broome pearling memorabilia. Take a trip down history and immerse yourself into the culture and history of Broome, and trust us, you’ll be surprised at all the things that happened to shape what it is today.
More info at Broome Historical Society & Museum
If you have a little spare time, Eco Beach is located 130km south of Broome and is a must to stop by, especially if you’re driving. This pristine coastline is the perfect spot for a day trip or to stay a few nights at the award-winning Eco Beach Resort. Pitch a tent up, lay down your towel and your set for the day.
Sunset drinks at Cable Beach Club
For a casual evening out in the warm weather, head to Cable Beach Club, the best view in town to watch the sunset over dinner and a cold drink in hand. Made up of lots of bar tables to get the perfect view, this is a night to remember. You’ll also be front row to watch the camels come and go…now that’s when you know you’re in Broome!
Malcom Douglas Wilderness Park
Where else do you get to watch crocodiles being fed, hold a baby croc and also look at some of Australia’s native animals? Take a tour around the park by the local tour guides and learn all the history and information about the park and the animals. This is one for the memories and something the whole family will love.
With flight deals on at the moment to urge our West Aussies to wonder out yonder, we highly recommend putting this on your list, or if you’re returning, venture out and try something you’ve never done before! Around each corner, this town is filled with a bustling atmosphere, rich history and of course a rare stretch of coastline! Let us know of any must-do activities and we can add them to our list!
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