Broome, referred to as the ‘Pearling Capital of Australia’, is one of Australia’s most remote towns and fringes over one million miles of arid outback in the north west corner of Australia’s largest state: Western Australia. Renowned as the gateway to the breathtaking Kimberley and Pilbara regions, Broome offers a uniquely Australian location for business or leisure with an abundance of natural attractions on offer.
Travellers to Broome will find an endless array of adventure pursuits with world class fishing and four wheel driving options available year round. Cable Beach is the most famous of all local attractions, named after the underwater telegraph cable that was installed in 1889 linking Broome with Asia, Cable Beach is simply breathtaking with over 22 kilometres of shimmering white sands framed by jagged ochre cliffs and vivid turquoise waters.
Twilight is an ideal time to enjoy a cocktail at the west facing Sunset Bar or take a famed trip on the back of a camel; one of Broome’s most iconic experiences. Another natural phenomena in Roebuck Bay is the beguiling ‘staircase to the moon’, appearing at certain times of the year. For an ideal vantage point, Matso’s Brewery – Broome’s very own microbrewery – serves up cold beer (including chilli and mango varieties) for eager staircase spotters.
Broome is known as ‘the town built on the back of buttons’, thanks to a rich pearling past led by the region’s ability to grow some of the biggest oysters in the world. Broome is a popular year round destination with no real summer or winter, instead characterised by ‘the wet’ and ‘the dry’ seasons. The dry season is the most popular time to visit with warm days, balmy nights, clear blue skies and little rain, extending from April/May through to September/October. The ‘wet’ is equally spectacular but travellers should expect very hot days, isolated thunderstorms and torrential downpours.