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
Taste Of Broome
Taste of Broome is a unique multi-arts performance and cuisine experience created around the distinctive Indigenous culture within Broome’s multicultural community.
Promoting the vibrant soul that is the essence of Broome’s identity this ticket only event showcases music, media, dance, food, arts and drafts, tradition & heritage.
Friday 30th May
Thursday 26th June
Friday 27th June
Friday 25th July
Friday 14th August
Friday 12th September
Venue: Goolarri Media, 7 Blackman St
Doors open at 5.30pm, show starts at 7.30pm
VIP Tickets $80 (Complimentary drink, taste plate and VIP seat)
General Admission Tickets $40
Tickets include entry, 90 minute concert & Indigenous performance.
Local cuisine, art and crafts are for sale at the venue.
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!
Chicken and herb terrine, slow roast tomato, artichoke, rocket pesto
Cone Bay barramundi, saffron potato, crab, asparagus, lime and herb
Lemon and almond pudding, citrus gel, strawberry salsa, candied pistachio
Cable Beach Polo
Register your interest here for the 2015 Cable Beach Polo.
16th & 17th May 2015
The pristine white sands of our very own world-renowned Cable Beach plays host to two days of exhilarating international beach polo action.
Broome's unique beach polo spectacular, Cable Beach Polo, is free to watch from the sand or enjoy the action in marquee comfort and mingle with the players.
It is a sporting spectacular which attracts people from around Australia and the world - leading polo players, tourists, media and celebrities.
The tournament will take place on Cable Beach in front of the Broome Surf Club.
The 2014 event program:
Saturday 24th May
The Kimberley Challenge Cup II Final
Performance by Barry Southgate
Paspaley International Beach Polo Cup II Qualifier Matches
The Kimberley Challenge Award Ceremony
• Venue: Cable Beach Arena
• Gates Open: 11am – 4pm
• Ticketed Entry to VIP Marquee or Scouts Family Day Enclosures
• Public viewing areas, available free to the general public
Sunday 25th May
“Welcome to Country” by Yawuru Elder
Broome International Airport Cup II Finals
Fashions on the Field
Fashion by Le Louvre featuring Kimberley Girls
Paspaley International Beach Polo Cup II Finals
Broome International Airport Cup II Award Ceremony
Paspaley International Beach Polo Cup II Award Ceremony
Pinctada Cable Beach Polo 2014 Farewell
• Gates Open: 12pm – 5:30pm
• Ticketed Entry to VIP Marquee or the Kimberley Beach Polo Lounge
• Viewing areas around the field on Cable Beach, available free to the general public
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.