A beach resort town in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, Broome is a stunning destination with rich history, colourful culture, and a laidback vibe. It is home to numerous tourist attractions and offers quite a few exciting activities for fun seekers. Here, take a look.
Go Bird Watching to Broome Bird Observatory
Broome Bird Observatory aims ‘at the conservation of the migratory shorebirds which traverse the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and visit Roebuck Bay each year.’ In the wet season, the land turns ‘hot and steamy’ giving way to exceptional wildlife encounters. To spot bush birds, the best time of the day is early morning (6 AM to 8:30 AM) and to observe shorebirds it is two hours on either side of the high tide.
Walk Back in Time at Broome Museum
Broome Museum offers an insightful perspective into Broome’s varied cultural history. There are well presented visual displays, photographs, and artefacts. It’s a lovely place to learn about the town’s interesting pearling history which has developed into a first-class export industry today. Prospective visitors should check out the opening and closing times.
Watch the Sunset at Cable Beach
Anyone with an eye for nature should visit Cable Beach. The 22 km of pristine white sands and turquoise waters welcome you in an indefinably beautiful way. At dusk, the sky acquires a unique scarlet-orange glow. The annual ‘Staircase to the Moon’ phenomenon, occurring from March to October, is not to be missed come-what-may!
Chill out with a Beer in Hand at Matso’s Broome Brewery
Matso’s Broome Brewery is an award-winning microbrewery and often considered as a wonderful Broome treasure. Quite a few exotic drinks are available here such as Ginger and Mango Beers, Bishop’s Best Dark Lager, Pearler’s Pale Ale, Lychee Beer, and Chilli Beer. Matso’s Broome Brewery is a fabulous function venue too! It is open 7 days a week till late at night. Get to this spot with your friends and share delightful moments together!
Shop at the Chinatown
Chinatown is perhaps the perfect reminder of the early multi-cultural amalgamation of people in Broome. You can stroll through the original commercial centre of Broome, which was once the vibrant hub of pearl sheds, billiard saloons, entertainment houses, and Chinese restaurants. Currently, Chinatown is a point for the world’s premium pearl showrooms and retail outlets. Sidewalk cafes make the overall scene more colourful.