A destination the whole family can enjoy, Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia has everything from idyllic beaches to dinosaur footprints! These are some of the highlights.
One of the main allures here is the 22 kilometre-long Cable Beach. Within easy reach for those finding accommodation in Broome, this white sand beach offers a fun-filled day out; soak up the sun, play in the shore, swim in the ocean, surf the waves and even enjoy a sunset camel ride!
Staircase to the Moon
This unique natural phenomenon can be seen at the Town Beach which is around a five-minute walk from Oaks Broome. Every month the light of the full moon reflects off the Roebuck Bay mudflats during low tide to create what looks like a “staircase” leading to the moon. This beach is a great place to unwind during non-full moon days too!
One of the key attractions in Broome is the dinosaur footprints which can be seen at low tide and are said to be around 130 million years old! They can be found at Gantheaume Point which features fascinating rock formations, a small rock pool known as Anastasia’s Pool and a lighthouse too.
Chinatown in Broome
Chinatown in Broome is an ideal place to explore; it’s home to Asian and colonial-style structures and is the prime shopping hub too. Among the attractions here are the many pearl showrooms, The Shell House with its range of shells and Pearl Luggers where you can learn more about the history of pearling.