The Resort has an annual Artist In Residence program showcasing the work of local and acclaimed Australian artists. The artists feature on the Club Boardwalk for the duration of their stay and work on a piece that is donated to charity.
15th - 22nd June
Emma Blyth is a West Australian artist well known for her bright, vibrant creations that reflect Australian landscapes from the rugged outback to the picturesque beaches of the south west
Krim Benterrak was born in Marrakech, Morocco, and studied at the Ecole Superieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris. His artwork showcases expressionist and colourist techniques extending to a range of genres from landscapes to still-life and the nude.
Georgia moved from California to Australia in 1984 to help her husband develop a Cotton Farm in the Outback. She painted as a creative outlet and a way to cope with the isolation and loneliness of a new lifestyle in a strange but fascinating new country. She now resides in the picturesque wine growing area of Mudgee, NSW, and travels to share her passion for art and teach.
James is a local Broome artist well known for his vibrant whimsical paintings, which reflect his love for Broome’s history and the vibrant colours of the Kimberley’s spectacular sceneries. James can personalize your painting by adding you and your family into one of his creations.
Perth based Douglas Kirsop celebrates the Western Australian landscape in his oil and watercolour paintings. Douglas has travelled to the north many times to paint the Pilbara, Kimberley, Murchison and the Northern Territory.
Leon was born in the dusty outback town of Meekatharra in 1949 where his parents ran the Meekatharra Hotel. His great love for the outback of Australia shows clearly in his work and his imaginary town of Widjimorphup features prominently. In 1995 he undertook perhaps the largest Australian touring exhibition by a single artist with his "Tiggy Puggenheim Collection". Leon's work features heavily throughout the Resort.
From March to October witness a breathtaking natural phenomenon known as Staircase to the Moon. It is caused by the rising of the full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide - creating a beautiful optical illusion of stairs reaching to the moon.
The Staircase to the Moon in Broome is often complemented by the local markets at Town Beach. Here you can sample local fare, purchase crafts and delight in talented local entertainers.
2014 Staircase Dates (Broome)
15 May 6.00pm
16 May 6.56pm
17 May 7.56pm
13 June 5.41pm
14 June 6.43pm
15 June 7.46pm
12 July 5.27pm (sunset 5.30pm)
13 July 6.31pm
14 July 7.35pm
15 July 8.37pm
11 August 6.18pm
12 August 7.21pm
13 August 8.21pm
9 September 6.02pm
10 September 7.03pm
11 September 8.03pm
9 October 6.44pm
10 October 7.43pm
11th October 8.40pm
Thoroughbred horse racing in Broome has evolved out of the dust and the Broome Turf Club has arguably become one of the most progressive race clubs in Australia, whilst still retaining a well loved country atmosphere.
The Broome Turf Club is carved out of bush land at picturesque Gantheaume Point, just a stones throw from the turquoise waters of Cable Beach. Today the Broome Turf Club has transformed from its rustic ‘pindan’ roots into a relaxing, shady oasis. A day at the Broome races is an experience unlike most others, and one that many international tourists seek to repeat. A highlight of the tourism calendar in Broome, it is a place where members of the multi-cultural community mingle with visitors from far and wide. The race season culminates in the highly anticipated Broome Cup Carnival.
Arguably one of the greatest Australian singers, songwriters and performers of all time, PAUL KELLY is heading to the Cable Beach Amphitheatre for what promises to be one of the shows of the year, Cable Sounds.
Also performing at this incredible event on one of the most iconic beaches in the world are local acts Stephen Pigram and more to be announced.
Cable Sounds kicks off the Broome Cup Carnival highlighted by Ladies Day (Tuesday 12th August) and the Broome Cup (Saturday 16th August).
2 exclusive VIP options available:
VIP at Cable Beach Club Sunset Bar & Grill
Located in the stunning Cable Beach Club Sunset Bar & Grill, enjoy a dazzling evening on Broome’s iconic Cable Beach in your very own exclusive VIP reserved area. Partake from an offering of delectable canapés as you mingle with friends and soak up the breathtaking Cable Beach sunset. A private cash bar will also be available to you along with VIP restrooms. Once the sun’s glorious rays have disappeared over the horizon, relax and enjoy the amazing view from the Sunset Bar.
Tickets are $160.00
1ST CLASS VIP at Cable Beach Club Bar & Grill (All inclusive ticket, food & beverage package)
Located in the superb Cable Beach Club Sunset Bar & Grill, enjoy a fabulous evening on Broome’s iconic Cable Beach at your very own exclusive VIP First Class Function. A substantial & scrumptious array of hot and cold canapés and food is on offer, along with a 4 hour beverage package. (Private VIP restrooms are also available for your comfort). Relax and enjoy the show from Sunset Bar & Grill.
The inaugural Broome Camel Cup will be held at the Broome Turf Club on 30th August 2014.
The day is filled with family orientated activities and will be an annual event on the Broome event calendar.
The day will consist of an afternoon of six camel races, which will include bookmakers and special ‘Broome Camel Cup’ money.
Entry is $50 per adult and $20 per child. Adult entry includes a $500 bankroll of 'Camel Cup money' to place a bet on the camel races. The event will include a raffle and major door prize.
At the completion of the final race, an auction will be held with a diverse array of prizes valued in excess of $20,000. All monies won on camel betting can be used to bid for these prizes.
Activities for children include free camel rides, two large bouncy castles, live music, face painting, children’s tattoos, fashions on the field for children and a treasure hunt.
Shinju Matsuri Festival
Shinju Matsuri - Broome's Festival of the Pearl
Friday 5th September - Sunday 14th September
For 43 years during the full moon of September, Shinju Matsuri has celebrated Broome through 10 days of events. The Opening Ceremony, Float Parade and Mardi Gras, Closing Ceremony and Fireworks are just some of the family friendly free entertainment. Broome’s multi-cultural history and magnificent venues are showcased in all events, and talented local artists perform throughout the festival.
For further information and the program of events please visit Shinju Matsuri.
Melbourne Cup Luncheon
MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON 2014
TUESDAY 4th NOVEMBER
Celebrate the race that stops a nation with an afternoon of fashion, fine food and of course a flutter!
11.00AM arrival for 11.30AM seating
$110 per person (includes standard Australian beer, wine and soft drinks)
Tables of 8 people (mixed tables are available for smaller groups)
Frock up and find a fascinator, with prizes for best dressed and sweeps available on the day!