Things to do in Broome
Activities, Attractions and Tours
Ah, Broome, the Pearl of the north, with its eternal summer feel over winter, the gateway to majesty of the Kimberley, the Cable Beach Sunsets, its living history, and the eclectic vibe of a remote town that answers to no-one. Broome is truly a place to let yourself go.
When you are looking for things to do in Broome, pardon the pun, the world is your oyster. There is truly a huge array of activities to do. The ten iconic things to do in Brome that you need to think about including as you start planning your itinerary.
Broome Camel Rides
A popular tourist attraction on Cable beach is taking a sunset camel ride. It offers a sense of adventure as the "ships of the desert" sway up the sand in a long line. Most of the camels have once been wild but were easily tamed.
Willie Creek Pearl Farm
This Pearl Farm lies 38 km north of Broome, off Cape Leveque Rd. It offers a rare chance of visiting a working Pearl Farm and is worth the trip. Tours of the farm are given daily so check the tour time before you leave as the owners will only show you the farm during these open times. The managers of the pearl farm demonstrate the intricate process of cultured pearling, including live oyster seeding. A great educational demonstration for those interested in the pearling industry. Their showroom houses an extensive display of locally handcrafted jewellery and loose pearls for purchase at very competitive prices. Self drive tours available times vary depending on the season. Phone (08) 9193 6000 for tour times and details. Bookings are essential.
Grab an adventure to never forget with a remarkable and remote wonder of the natural world. Take the seaplane and land at the falls, or take a flight to Cockatoo Island and take a boat trip through the Buccaneer Archipelago, and then the fast boat through the wonderful falls.
Broome Crocodile Park
The park is home to dangerous salt water crocodiles as well as Australian fresh water crocodiles. Everything from small babies to massive 5 metre crocodiles can be seen. Don't miss the afternoon feeding! Kiosk facilities available. Phone (08) 9193 7824 for hours and complete details.
Officially opened in 1916, it is believed to be the oldest operating picture garden in the world. This unique indoor/outdoor theatre has withstood the ravages of war, cyclones and king tides. Housed in the foyer is an excellent display of movie memorabilia. Taking in a movie under the stars at Sun Pictures is a must do when visiting! Located in Chinatown. Current movies are shown every night. Phone (08) 9192 3738 for features and show times.
Enjoy Roebuck Bay and the Indian Ocean through a trip searching for the snubfin dolphins and ocean wildlife of Roebuck Bay. The whale migration season from June to August gives the thrill and excitement of seeing mother whales with their new calves.
Staircase To The Moon
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon rising over the exposed mudflats of Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. Occurs March to October for 3 nights every month. Great locations to view the Staircase include the outdoor bar at the Mangrove Hotel and Town Beach. Staircase Markets take place during most staircase dates at Town Beach, and feature a great selection of foods and crafts.
Broome Golf Club
The only 18 hole fully grassed course in the Kimberley. Situated adjacent to Habitat Resort Broome Open to the public. Spectacular views over Broome. Hire clubs, club house facilities 18 hole competition on Saturdays. Call (08 9192 2092) for information.
Situated in the old Matsumoto General Store is Matsos Restaurant and Broome Brewery. A range of boutique beers is available from the Matsos Brewery which is also open as a restaurant nearly everyday of the year.