Any visitor to Broome would be familiar with the magnificent Cable Beach. One of Australia’s most spectacular beaches, known for its pristine white sand, crystal clear water – and of course the amazing sunsets. Part of its unique charm is the many ways to explore the beach – like driving a 4WD straight from the car-park onto the beach, or riding a camel in the popular Sunset Camel Tours.
At the tip of Cable Beach and an hours beach walk from the Club, Gantheaume Point is a unique location. Keen photographers will love the views from the cliffs, budding palaeontologists will be excited by the dinosaur footprint casts and anyone who appreciates beauty will be enthralled by the turquois water against the deep red cliffs.
Roebuck Bay has many visitor attractions, including the town of Broome and Town Beach. The colours created by the tides are astounding. When it’s low tide, the turquoise waters disappear to reveal a horizon of mud flats.
Staircase to the Moon
In Roebuck Bay in the cooler months, you can experience the incredible Staircase to the Moon. This naturally occurring phenomenon is created by a rising full moon reflecting off the tidal flats of the bay – a once in a lifetime experience.
Take a walk through Chinatown as a reminder of Broome’s multicultural history. Once a heaving hub of pearl sheds, bawdy billiard saloons and opium dens. There’s plenty of colourful history here.
This is the world’s oldest outdoor cinema, having opened in 1916 and survived the ravages of war, cyclones and king tides. Along with the many movies it has screened, it has its own intriguing stories to tell. Although it has today’s modern technology, it still retains the charming nostalgic feel. Sitting on a deck chair under the stars is a brilliant experience in itself – regardless of the movie!
Pearls on Dampier Terrace
World class pearls and pearling luggers define Dampier Terrace. Explore the many jewellery stores showcasing unique designs with lustrous pearls and diamonds. This is every lady’s dream promenade. For those seeking a historical insight to this fascinating industry, admire the fully restored original Pearl Luggers and heritage listed Old Pearlers Quarters.
Every Saturday morning the Broome Courthouse is transformed into a local arts, crafts and produce market. Meet Broome’s colourful characters in this cultural setting and purchase a taste of Broome - Kimberley art, creative fashion and delicious treats.
Coconut Well is 25kms from Broome and only accessible by 4WD. The main attraction is the lagoon that fills during a high tide, making for some great drift snorkeling. This is the best kept secret in Broome!
Many Japanese migrants settled in Broome during the town’s productive pearling industry boom and many of them died as a result. As the largest Japanese Cemetery in Australia, it dates back to 1896. There are over 700 graves, each with a unique headstone crafted from coloured beach rocks. The cemetery is a moving tribute to the lives lost in the early pearling days.
Known by the local Indigenous peoples as ‘Ardi’, which means ‘heading north’, the Dampier Peninsula is made of several small Indigenous communities. You can take in the striking natural landscapes – including the stunning, secluded beaches – while you experience the unique Indigenous culture and history.
Buccaneer Archipelago is a group of 800-1,000 beautifully rugged islands with secluded beaches, crystal clear waters and lush rainforest. Located north of Broome you can experience the stunning scenery by light aircraft or explore the pearl farms and mangroves that fringe the beaches by boat.
Camels on Cable
Broome’s most iconic experience is a camel ride on Cable Beach. Nowhere else in the world will you take a journey like this! Venture to the shores of Cable Beach and ride on the camel train as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. Morning tours are available.
Broome Town Tour
There’s certainly a lot of interesting history in Broome Town and this is one way to begin to explore the stories and characters that create Broome’s charm. From the boom of the pearling days to today, there has been an eclectic mix of people from around the world calling Broome their home. Explore the landmark buildings and learn the stories behind them.
Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tours
One of the most popular tourist activities in Broome is to experience a Pearl Farm. You can learn first-hand about the industry, a great tour for all ages. Tour guides will show you the process of today’s cultured pearling industry – from the seeding of an oyster, the harvesting and grading of a pearl, through to the final stunning product.
If holding a baby crocodile is on your Kimberley bucket list, this is the right place for you! Get up close and personal with crocodiles on a guided tour and learn about these ancient creatures that inhabit the Kimberley.
For a relaxing sunset experience, set sail along the pristine shoreline of Cable Beach. Sit back with a glass of bubbly and enjoy the magical moment of cruising on this iconic coastline. Cruise on a catamaran or embark on a historical venture aboard a pearl lugger.
Take in the natural sites of Broome and Roebuck Bay on a hovercraft adventure over the tidal flats. You will experience a stunning sunset, witness the wrecks of WW2 flying boats, discover the dinosaur footprints at low tide and enjoy historical commentary of these attractions.
Discover the true wonders of the Kimberley on a scenic flight or helicopter experience. You will truly appreciate this vast region of rugged terrain, amazing gorges and picturesque coastline. The colours of the Kimberley are showcased on these memorable flights and unique experiences can be enjoyed when landing in remote locations.
If it’s a truly unique experience you’re craving – come to only place on earth where you can find Horizontal Waterfalls. An incredible sight from the air and a thrill of a lifetime to ride on; this is one marvel of nature not to be missed. The Horizontal Falls are caused by huge tidal movements forcing masses of seawater through a narrow gap in the high cliff walls.
To get a little closer to the sea life – and experience something both calming and astounding, why not try Kayaking? There’s no better way to witness the remote rock sculptures, blowholes and sea caves of the beaches and sweeping bays along the Broome Peninsula.
This is your chance to get close to these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. From July until September, cruise the tranquil waters of the Kimberley while watching and listening to these giant creatures of the deep. Humpback whales are the fifth largest of the great whales and if you catch them in a playful mood, they might just put on a spectacular display: breaching, rolling and slapping their fins.
With an endless coastline, the largest tides in the southern hemisphere and countless distinctive marine phenomena, this is truly the adventure fisherman’s dream. Spend a day on the Indian Ocean, or enjoy a unique heli fishing adventure. To complete a perfect day allow our Chef to cook your catch of the day in the Resort’s luxury setting.
There’s a lot of astonishing land to cover around here and one of the best ways to do it, if you really want to get close to the land, is with a 4WD tour. There are many different routes and tour companies to take you right across the region, but no matter where you go, you’re bound to find something inspiring.
If you desire a deeper understanding of the region and the people who have been living here for thousands of generations – you need to explore the stories and the significance of Indigenous culture. There are numerous important landmarks and traditional stories that will give you a whole new appreciation of the land and its people.