Things To Do in Broome

If you’re visiting Broome, you’ll be excited to know that you won’t be stuck on things to do! From camelback rides, crocodile park adventures, pearl farm tours and not to mention the many awe-inspiring nature landscapes you must see—incredible experiences are waiting for you in Broome.

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Places to see in Broome

Cable Beach

It should come as no surprise that the first natural wonder on our list is Cable Beach. Renowned for the beach’s pristine white sand and glorious crystal clear water, it’s the perfect spot to relax on a sunbed, enjoy a dip in the ocean or spend a romantic evening watching the sunset. With our resort only a short walk away from this iconic beach, when you stay at Cable Beach Club you’ll feel as though you have your own private shore.

Gantheaume Point

Walk in the steps of dinosaurs at one of the world’s most renowned paleontological sites—Gantheaume Point. Dating back to over 125 million years ago, when the tide is low, you can spot dinosaur footprints on the preserved reef rock. Located beside the beauty of Broome’s pure blue water and visionary red rock, this is an essential visit to include on your Aussie bucket list.

Roebuck Bay

Stretching from Broome down to Bush Point and Sandy Point, Roebuck Bay is one of Broome’s most beautiful natural attractions. If you’re visiting in March to late October, you can witness the dreamy Staircase to the Moon. This is when a full moon rises over the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay, creating a glorious moonlit staircase.

Coconut Well

Coconut Well is one of Broome’s best kept secrets. Only accessible by 4WD, it’s an outcrop of limestone rock with a tidal lagoon and hundreds of rockpools for you to relax and soak in. Remember to take your snorkel so you can spot the many pools of fish swimming in the lagoon that fills during high tide.

Dampier Peninsula

A place like no other with the striking contrast of pindan cliffs, white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters—creating a visionary backdrop to your holiday adventures. Accessed via Cape Leveque Road, the terrain is a sealed all-weather road but a high clearance 4WD will have more route choices you’ll find on your travels.

Buccaneer Archipelago

Located off the coast at the head of King Sound is the 800 islands known as the Buccaneer Archipelago. Due to their isolation, the islands are in pristine conditions, with ancient Precambrian sandstone rocks over 2 billions years old, high cliffs, patches of rainforest and a border of mangroves. Marvel at their beauty by air or by boat and feel as though you’ve travelled to somewhere only imaginable in a good book.

Broome Activities & Adventures

If you love travel and adventure, you will love these exciting activities in Broome. From impressive naturescapes, feeding crocodiles, boat tours or whale watching—experience something different in Broome. Start your adventure here…

Horizontal Falls

As the name suggests, Horizontal Falls is an unusual body of water where the tide flows horizontally. Hurtling through two narrow coastal gorges with intense movement the Horizontal Falls offers adrenaline seekers an exhilarating experience by boat or by seaplane. Soar through the waterways and encounter the sheer power of nature.

Camel Rides

If you’re visiting Cable Beach, a camel back ride is a unique experience you simply mustn’t miss. As the sun sets, the heat simmers and the beach quietens, camel riding tours are hosted along the shore offering an impressive sunset that is hard to beat. Camel rides are also available in the morning for those who prefer a sunrise.

Boat Tours

There’s so much to discover when it comes to Broome’s coast. From the epic Horizontal Falls, Cygnet Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago, Cape Leveque and not to mention the rare and cute snubfin dolphins—discover the incredible beauty of Broome on one of the many award-winning boat tours.

Crocodile Park

There’s something spectacular about seeing a crocodile in-person. With their mighty-jaws and their eerie reptilian appearance, you will want to make sure you get a front row ticket to the daily feeding tour showcasing some of the largest crocodiles in Australia.

Scenic Flights

Broome offers incredible scenic flights that showcase the immense beauty of the natural environment. Take a flight and feel your jaw drop as you get the best view possible of the ancient gorges, horizontal waterfalls, giant tides and extraordinary colours spread across the land. It’s truly a remarkable experience!

Fishing Charters

Broome offers the ultimate fishing holiday. With the stunning Indian Ocean coastline rich in bluewater fish from queenfish, trevally, mackerel, tuna and barramundi—Broome is a favourite amongst fishermen. For insider knowledge, head on a fishing charter and be taken on a reef fishing trip, overnight fish, dive charters and more. The best bit? Bring in your catch to Cable Beach Club and our chefs will prepare your delicacy for you to enjoy for dinner.

4WD Touring

With Broome’s impressive coastline boasting over 22km of white beach, Broome is one of the most sought-after destinations for 4WD-ing. In fact, Broome holds some of the longest beaches in WA! Access Cable Beach with your 4WD vehicle in the ‘north of the rocks’—find the ramp at Cable Beach Road West.

Kayaking

Choose to cruise through the waterways or take your paddling seriously as you kayak through the rock sculptures, blowholes and sea caves spread across Broomes’ beaches. From Gantheaume Beach to Entrance Point, Town Beach to Gantheaume point or from the Broome Bird Observatory—adventure awaits, one paddle at a time. 

Whale Watching

During July – September, enjoy a cruise along the ocean with Broome’s local Humpback whales. Home to the world’s largest population of Humpback whales, more than 35,000 are expected every year. 16 metres long and weighing up to 45 tonnes, this is an unforgettable experience you’ll want to save in your calendar.
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Broomes History & Culture

Originally founded in the late 1880s as a pearling port, Broome became a coveted coastal town. Many different cultures from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Japan, Europe and Aboriginal Australians blended together in hope of finding fortune in pearl farming. This history flows through Broome today, showcasing a vibrant melting pot, offering great personality and soul throughout the town. Discover more about this beach town…

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tours

Award-winning Willie Creek Pearl Farm opens their doors to visitors to educate and offer great insight into the fascinating process of modern pearl farming. From the oyster’s shell, to the mollusk maturing, to the beautiful pearl that’s formed—Willie Creek Pearl Farm’s tours have become a highly sought after experience.

Image Sourced: Willie Creek Pearls 

Broome Town

Broome’s heart and soul flows through the Broome Town. Stroll through the streets and soak up the glorious charm that makes up the area. Browse the local shops, enjoy a bite to eat and get chatting with the locals. You’re guaranteed to fall in love with the incredible stories and culture that makes up the land.

Chinatown

Chinatown is an important historic site of Broome, representing the great history of Broome’s pearling during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Must-see attractions include Johnny Chi Lane, Sun Pictures, Roebuck Bay Lockout, Streeter’s Jetty, Morgan’s Camp and walking through the streets and admiring the unique art and design of the town.

Pearls On Dampier Terrace

Broome boasts the finest pearls and pearl jewellery in the world. It’s simply a must walking through the stalls on Dampier Terrace and admiring the lustrous pearls displayed in the showrooms. Keep on walking down to Dampier Creek to see the fully restored original Pearl Luggers and heritage listed Old Pearlers Quarters.

Sun Pictures

Located in Broome’s Chinatown, is the world’s oldest cinema Sun Pictures. Dating back to the turn of the century in 1903. Originally, the building was an Asian emporium selling general goods and clothing. In 1913, the store was bought by Master Pearler Ted Hunter who transformed the building into a theater. Today, the beloved theater is cherished by locals for its historical significance, it’s world fame and the great films that continue to screen.

Indigenous Culture

Broome’s local Yawuru culture is core to Broome’s history. Around 40% of Broome’s population are First Nations people, comprising a vast range of languages, stories and heritages. To discover and learn the great importance of Broome’s First Nations, embark on a tour provided by the local Yawuru tour guides.

Japanese Cemetery

Throughout history many Japanese migrated to Broome in hope to prosper from the growing pearl industry. The cemetery pays tribute to the Japanese divers who lost their lives due to illnesses relating to diving from decompression sickness or other means, which was prevalent in the early days.

Shinju Matsuri

Between 20 August – 4 September, Broome celebrates Shinju Matsuri (festival of the pearl), an event that showcases the incredible heritage and history of Broome. From culinary experiences, art exhibitions, performances and a float parade, if you’re visiting Broome during this time, this is not to be missed.

Image sourced: visitbroome.com.au

Best Restaurants & Bars in Broome

The best way to explore a new place is trying all of the delicious local food and drink. This couldn’t be more true for Broome. With a rich cultural heritage and a coast abundant with sea life, prepare yourself for a fresh, unique and deletable culinary experience. See below for the best spots for a bite…

Cichetti Club

Breakfast, lunch and dinner—Cichetti Club delivers an impressive spread of gourmet dishes for every meal. From 7am – 10am, grab yourself a takeaway toastie, pastry and coffee. For lunch, pick yourself up a takeaway panini on the boardwalk. For dinner, indulge in an impressive spread of delicious Italian dishes washed down with a vintage glass of red. Located at the main entrance of the Resort, Cichetti Club will ensure you are well fed during your stay at Cable Beach Club.

Sunset Bar

Spoiled with panoramic views of Broome’s iconic Cable Beach, the Sunset Bar is quite possibly the most scenic bar to enjoy a bite and a drink. Enjoy a buffet breakfast, a delicious pizza for lunch or an exquisite 3 course meal for dinner. Make your meal a memorable experience by booking a table overlooking the beach front.

Kichi Kichi

Located at our Cable Beach Club resort, Kichi Kichi is a contemporary Thai restaurant offering mouthwatering dishes for lunch and dinner as well as fresh and fruity cocktails to wash down your meal with.

Courthouse Markets

Every Saturday morning, local creators pop up their stalls to present their homemade arts, crafts, homewares, produce and food. Browsing the shops offers great insight into the great community and culture Broome holds. Remember to take your tote bags (and an empty stomach), there’s plenty of goodies that will catch your attention.

Moontide Distillery

Moontide Distillery has bottled the essence of Broome in their selection of gins. Combining native and local botanicals to craft unique and complex flavours and using Kimberley monsoonal rainwater, every bottle of gin has been made in respect and admiration of the land. Cable Beach Club has partnered with Moontide Distillery to provide a complimentary tasting paddle for all villa guests upon arrival or you can visit the distillery and experience a guided tasting.

moontide gin distillery in broome

The Aarli

The Aarli showcases the creative and eclectic mix of culture that is core to Broome’s history. Situated in the heart of Chinatown, on the menu you will find a diverse range of contemporary Asian dishes from kingfish sashimi, prawn wontons, steamed buns and hot and sour buns.

Where to begin

Now that you know the best things to do in Broome, now comes the hard part… deciding where to start!

First thing’s first, we recommend booking your stay at Cable Beach Club to be in the most ideal location possible. There’s nothing worse than having to waste holiday time on travel. At Cable Beach Club, you’ll be right on the beach with one of Broome’s best restaurants down stairs and all of the best tourist spots within close proximity.

Work your way through this list and make note of your favourites. Just remember to take a camera, you’ll be spoiled with photo-worthy moments to fill your holiday album.

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