Pearls, Sunsets & The Magic Of The Best Broome Attractions

Dear readers, allow us to take you to a laid-back town in the Kimberly region of Western Australia that boasts the prettiest sunsets and hides pearls beneath its waters. A small town where a mystical staircase appears from the ocean to the moon, the charm of a prehistoric era lingers and the rust-iron red of the Earth meets the turquoise blue of the ocean. 

In this blog, we are thrilled to introduce you to the best Broome attractions and things you shouldn’t miss when you’re in this relaxed corner of the world.

See the incredible ‘Staircase to the Moon’

Staircase to the Moon in Broome from a sunset cruise

Every year between March and November, along the Kimberly and Pilbara coastlines, a natural wonder unfolds. As the full moon graces the night sky, its reflection dances upon the tidal flats, creating a beautiful illusion of a staircase leading straight to the moon right from the water. This natural phenomenon is known as the ‘Staircase to the Moon’. 

One of the prime locations to experience the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ is Roebuck Bay in Broome.  ‘Staircase to the Moon’ and sunset cruises in Broome are quite famous with visitors. These cruises offer the perfect blend of witnessing the ‘celestial staircase’ and enjoying a classic Broome sunset; a two-in-one experience that captures the essence of this charming coastal town. So, make sure your visit here aligns with this rare celestial occurrence.

Should your plans change and you're unable to visit during this time, a cruising experience should still be your go-to choice to explore the vast coastline, landscapes and wildlife! Find our popular Broome cruises here.

Guided pearl farm tour

First-hand pearling experience with Broome guided pearl farm tour

The town’s rich history is rooted in the art of pearling. Hence, do not miss a pearl farm tour during your visit! This is easily one of the top things to do in Broome, Australia. You will gain insight into the fascinating journey of a pearl from the shell to the showrooms. Witness the workings of a commercial pearl farm, learn about pearling history from the locals, observe how pearls are harvested, and even get a taste of the delicious pearl meat.

If a pearl farm tour doesn’t really catch your fancy, choose one of the Broome cruises that offer live pearl harvesting demonstrations. These experiences provide a glimpse into the pearl farming culture. Whichever adventure you choose, be prepared to be mesmerised as you delve into Broome's pearling legacy.

Meet the diverse marine life

Humpback Whale spotted on a whale watching tour in Broome

Your trip to any coastal town is incomplete if you do not set out to meet the local marine friends. From rare Snubfin Dolphins to common seabirds, a wide range of marine creatures call Broome ‘home’. 

Just a simple kayaking along the coastline will present you with many marine life sightings. Look out for seabirds, turtles, and even whales! Another popular activity is whale watching in Broome. Apart from these majestic creatures, you can also spot many other native sea creatures on these tours. 

For a more immersive marine adventure, venture out to Rowley Shoals Marine Park, situated 300 kilometres west of Broome. Made of three coral atolls, this unique location provides stunning diving and snorkelling sites. Here, you can see countless tropical fish, rare corals, sea turtles, manta rays, mollusks, dolphins and many other fascinating species that you can only spot in Australia.

Everyday is a beach day in Broome

Black-necked stork spotted in Broome

How can we forget the splendid Broome beaches, especially when the town boasts some of the most unique beaches in Western Australia. Broome’s famous Cable Beach is a spot where you can treat your eyes to the white spread of sand, the blue ocean, stunning red cliffs, and beautiful sand dunes. Do hop on an iconic camel ride here, simply for the experience!

Towne Beach, Roebuck Bay and Gantheaume Point beaches are some of the other beaches you should explore when you’re in town. In Broome, each day invites you to unwind, soak up the sun, and take in the coastal beauty that defines this idyllic town.

Broome beckons with the promise of enchanting experiences. So why wait? Dive into the magic that awaits you here!

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