THINGS TO DO

SEE & DO

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SEE & DO

BROOME MUSEUM

Visitors interested in exploring the remnants of the history of the town should start and the Broome Historical Museum which has an excellent range of memorabilia relating the town’s pearling past.

67 Robinson St, Broome WA 6725


Adults: $6.00

Seniors: $4.00

Children 12-16: $1.00

Children under 12: Free

GANTHEAUME POINT

Gantheaume Point outcrops of Broome Sandstone, deposited in shallow water in this area about 130 million years ago. Footprints from dinosaurs of that time, and plant fossils, are preserved in the sandstone. At very low tide, dinosaur footprints can be seen about 30 metres out to sea.

TOWN BEACH WATER PARK

Broome’s Town Beach faces out into the beautiful turquoise-hued waters of Roebuck Bay and is a fantastic spot for an afternoon by the ocean. Visit Town Beach to enjoy the scenic waterfront views and take advantage of the excellent amenities, which include a fun-filled playground and water park for kids, as well as a café and barbecue facilities.

STAIRCASE TO THE MOON

This natural phenomenon is best seen from Roebuck Bay in Broome, when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide and creates a beautiful optical illusion of stairs reaching to the moon. The Staircase Markets are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street over the two nights of the full moon April – October. Extra bus services run during this time – check with Town Bus Service for times.

ROEBUCK ROADHOUSE

Discover why Broome locals love this place! Our traditional Pub Menu has a focus on simple, quality food. Best known for our huge succulent steaks and value for money. We recommend the famous burgers and oysters! Located 30km out of town.

MALCOLM DOUGLAS CROCODILE PARK

The park is home to breathtakingly colourful birdlife, a cassowary, kangaroos, euros and wallabies, as well as emus, jabirus, snakes and lizards. The famous daily feeding tour showcases some of the largest crocodiles on display in Australia at 3:00pm.


Broome Rd, Roebuck WA 6725

Adults: $35.00

Concession: $30.00

Family (2A, 2CH): $90.00

Child (5-15YRS): $20.00

CABLE BEACH

Cable Beach is a 22 km stretch of white sand beach on the eastern Indian Ocean. Cable Beach was named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889.

JAPANESE CEMETRY

The Japanese Cemetery at Broome (which is the largest Japanese cemetery in Australia) dates back to the very early pearling days and bears witness to the close ties Japan established with Broome in the early twentieth century. The first recorded burial in this cemetery is 1896. Hundreds of young Japanese divers died either from the bends (diver’s paralysis) or from drowning.1 Port Drive, Broome WA 6725

MATSO'S BREWERY

Relax, sit back on the veranda and enjoy Matso's famous beer tasting paddle. You can always get your favourites Ginger Beer, Mango Beer, Hit the Toad Lager and Bishop's Best Dark Lager along with seasonal beers like the recent Copperhead India Pale Ale plus Chilli and Lychee!60 Hamersley Street, Broome WA 6725

THURSDAY NIGHT MARKETS

The Thursday Night Markets are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street every Thursday night from June to September. Enjoy local cuisine, live music and a variety of local stallholders.

12 MILE BIRD PARK

If you’re a bird lover, you will love 12 Mile Bird Park.  Located 12 miles out of the beautiful town of Broome, this Bird Park is not to be missed as one of Broome’s great attractions! There are over 600 birds, 80 different species and 93 aviaries with more being built all the time. 24 Yamashita Street, Broome WA 6725

Adults: $15

Children (5-15years) and Pensioners: $10

BIRD OBSERVATOR

The activities of the Broome Bird Observatory are all ultimately aimed at the conservation of the migratory shorebirds which traverse the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and visit Roebuck Bay each year.

SUN PICTURES

One of the most interesting places to visit is the Sun Pictures building in Carnarvon Street which was built in 1916. Thought to be the oldest open air cinema in the world it is now owned by Lord McAlpine. It showed silent movies until 1933. It still operates with the old canvas deck chairs and is a pleasant and unusual way to spend an evening in Broome. Sun Pictures also runs a modern, indoor cinema in town.

 

8 Carnarvon St, Broome WA 6725

STREETERS JETTY

Download the app Jetty to Jetty for the Heritage walk trail.The jetty was named after Edwin William Streeter, the owner of the adjacent land and operator of the business that used the jetty. It was built in the late 1890s and was used to moor pearling luggers9 Dampier Terrace, Broome WA 6725

NAGULA JARNDU

Nagula Jarndu maning Salt Water Woman is a centre who supports Aboriginal women to produce, exhibit and sell distinctive hand crafted textile products with motifs and colours sourced from the unique Broome landscape.A must see in Broome.3/12 Gregory St, Broome WA 6725A

COURTHOUSE MARKETS

The Broome Courthouse Markets are held in the beautiful Heritage listed gardens of the Broome Courthouse. Started over 25 years ago by a small group of locals wishing to trade local product, they have grown to become a major tourist attraction in Broome and host up to 115 creative stalls over the Dry Season. Trading every Saturday all year and Sunday from April – October.

THE MANGO PLACE

Lots of experimenting with beautiful Broome Mangoes has produced an extensive range of unique mango products. From homemade icecream to chutney and sauces. Visit the Mango Place to taste the different creations.Lot 4, Kanagae Dr, 12 Mile, Broome WA 6725