BEACHED AT BROOME
The West Coast of Australia has a year-round tropical climate, which makes exploring during the winter months just perfect! Broome’s laid back, touristy vibe will make you feel welcome as you participate in all manner of activities such as fishing, diving, swimming, kayaking and interacting with marine life.
It would seem the whole of Broome gathers every sunset along cable beach, to watch the magnificent sun sink over the horizon. Cable Beach was named after the telegraph cable which linked the new colony with England in 1889. Each afternoon, camels gracefully plod along the beach in single file, silhouetted against the Indian
A Pearling History Lead boots and bronze helmets were the necessity in 1881 in order to collect as many pearls and shells possible. Old Broome, Chinatown and Town Beach area are great areas to wander around and take in the history of this once-booming pearl town. Lunch at the Roebuck Hotel, which is a great example of yesteryear, and visit the original jetty to see the old pearling luggers and Museum. Take a tour to a ‘Pearl Farm’ and participate in how pearls are farmed and made ready for sale – very interesting! (tip: check out the Info Centre and pick up some helpful ‘what to do’ brochures in and around Broome)
Do a Family Night at the world’s oldest open air Picture Garden in downtown Broome! Sit in fabric deck chairs (tip: take your pillows) and marvel at the planes coming in low to land right over the top of the picture screen! Either the beginning or the end of your Gibb River Road adventures, Broome is sure to make you want to linger a little longer as you explore this beautiful area of Western Australia.