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Broome & the North West, WA

Broome simply oozes with colour. It’s Western Australia’s secret getaway – right on the Indian Ocean’s doorstep and the gateway to Australia’s last frontier of pristine wilderness – the Kimberley. From its rough and tumble, romantic pearling history to the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, to the turquoise waters, red sandstone cliffs and the endless expanse of white sand at Cable Beach… the colours and moods of Broome will capture your soul. You’ll never want to leave.

Broome owes its existence to the ‘Pinctada Maxima’ – the world’s largest pearl oyster shell – discovered in Roebuck Bay in 1861. The giant pinctada shells caused a sensation overseas and soon a melting pot of nationalities flocked to the shores of Broome in the hope of making their fortune. Japanese, Malays and Koepangers joined the Aboriginal pearl divers, whilst the Chinese became the shopkeepers in town.

Today, remnants of Broome’s exotic past are everywhere. The town’s multicultural society ensures a wonderful array of gourmet tastes, colourful characters and cultural influences. Pearling still remains a thriving industry and the world famous South Sea pearls feature in Chinatown’s string of pearl galleries. Broome’s climate is also something to boast about with warm sunny days, balmy nights and spectacular storms during the tropical summer season. Not to mention the unforgettable spectacle of sunset on Cable Beach!

Moons in your hand

Broome simply oozes with colour. It’s Western Australia’s secret getaway – right on the doorstep of the Indian Ocean and the gateway to Australia’s last frontier of pristine wilderness – the Kimberley.

From its rough-and-tumble, romantic pearling history and the cosmopolitan character of Chinatown, to the turquoise waters, red sandstone cliffs and the endless expanse of white sand at Cable Beach – the colours and moods of Broome will capture your soul. You’ll never want to leave.

Broome owes its existence to the Pinctada Maxima – the world’s largest pearl oyster shell – discovered in Roebuck Bay in 1861. The giant pinctada shells caused a sensation overseas and soon a melting pot of nationalities flocked to the shores of Broome in the hope of making their fortune. Japanese, Malays and Koepangers joined the Aboriginal pearl divers, while the Chinese became the shopkeepers in town.

Today, remnants of Broome’s exotic past are everywhere. The town’s multicultural society ensures a wonderful array of gourmet cuisines, colourful characters and cultural influences.

Pearling still remains a thriving industry and the world-famous South Sea pearls feature in Chinatown’s string of pearl galleries.

Broome’s climate is also something to boast about with warm sunny days, balmy nights and spectacular storms during the tropical summer season. Not to mention the unforgettable spectacle of sunset on Cable Beach!

Broome & the North West Map

Experiences

  • Caravan and Camping
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Honeymoon

Popular Activities

  • Fishing
  • Beach
  • Diving

About Broome & the North West

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Broome & the North West Postcode: 6725
  • State: Western Australia
  • Region: Broome & the North West
  • Latitude: -17.95512
  • Longitude: 122.24146
  • Elevation: 9m
  • Population: 4042
  • Median Income: $42848
  • Area (Sq/km): 5.816
  • Timezone: Australia/Perth

Explore The Outback

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Outback Experiences

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Accommodation

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