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Broome
Travel Guide

Western Australia showing a river or creek and boating

One of northern Australia’s iconic destinations, this remote pearling town has perfect beaches, exotic marine life, fascinating history and a laid back atmosphere.

Visit Broome, situated on the north-western coast of Western Australia for its beautiful beaches, exotic marine life and interesting history.

Cable Beach is widely considered one of Australia’s best, with 22 kilometers (14 miles) of calm waters and gorgeous scenery. Throw on your swimwear, grab a towel, and hit the beach. The sand is gold and the waters an immaculate turquoise. If it gets too busy, head over to Reddell Beach. It’s just as pretty and you’re unlikely to see more than a couple of people. Those with kids will also want to check out Town Beach. You’ll find a little water park and a great café.

Bird watchersshould check out the Bird Observatory on Roebuck Bay to learn about the thousands of migratory birds that visit the area each year. Jump aboard a charter boat to go deep-sea fishing or whale watching.

History buffs will enjoy the Broome Historical Museum where they can learn about the town’s past and its history as a pearling settlement. Walk through the Japanese Cemetery to see the graves of over 900 Japanese divers who died working in the industry. Anyone interested in how things are run today should visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm.

In the evenings, go for a camel ride along the beach and watch the sun go down or catch a film at the open-air cinema. Broome is a top spot to unwind and soak up some sun. Go for a swim, work on your tan, and forget about the rest of the world.

Broome was founded back in the 1880s as the base of a pearling industry that’s still going strong. Nowadays it’s also a popular holiday destination, with huge numbers of tourists flooding the town each year. Like much of northern Australia, it only has two seasons: wet and dry. The wet season sees torrential downpours with the waters warm but full of stinging jellyfish. Visit May through September for balmy weather, perfect swimming conditions, and cool evenings.

Where to stay in Broome

Beaches of Broome
Beaches of Broome
3.5 out of 5
4 Sanctuary Road, Cable Beach, WA
The price is AU$150 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Located in Cable Beach, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Cable Beach and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Sun Pictures. Courthouse Markets and Johnny Chi Lane are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (222 reviews)
"It ticked all the boxes. The location is terrific."

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2021

Beaches of Broome
Moonlight Bay Suites
Moonlight Bay Suites
3.5 out of 5
51 Canarvon Street, Broome, WA
The price is AU$263 per night from 3 Jul. to 3 Jul.
Situated on the waterfront, this spa aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Matso's Brewery and Bedford Memorial Park. Courthouse Markets and Pearl Luggers ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (472 reviews)
"Well-located and spacious. Would recommend"

Reviewed on 23 May 2021

Moonlight Bay Suites
Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Broome Hotel
4.5 out of 5
99 Robinson Street, Broome, WA
The price is AU$388 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Situated near the airport, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Broome Historical Society Museum, Bedford Memorial Park, and McDaniel's Lookout. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (683 reviews)
"It was clean comfortable and value for money. Reception staff obliging. It was well located and within a few yards of the Broome bus stop. Highly recommend to both singles,couples, and families. A good four star property"

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Oaks Broome Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Bali Hai Resort & Spa
Bali Hai Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
6 Murray Road, Cable Beach, WA
The price is AU$360 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Located in Cable Beach, this spa villa is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Cable Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Sun Pictures and Courthouse Markets. Johnny Chi Lane ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (302 reviews)
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Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2021

Bali Hai Resort & Spa
Cable Beachside Villas
Cable Beachside Villas
4 out of 5
2 Murray Road, Cable Beach, WA
Offering direct access to the beach, this Cable Beach apartment building is 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from Roebuck Bay.
4.8/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
"Grate location very clean and tidy staff were friendly great value for money."

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019

Cable Beachside Villas
Habitat Resort
Habitat Resort
4 out of 5
225 Port Drive, Minyirr, WA
The price is AU$474 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
This family-friendly Broome apartment building is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Broome Golf Club and Roebuck Bay. Town Beach and Gantheaume ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (52 reviews)
"Great gardens and surroundings. Well kept and lush, lots of different plantings. Would have liked a daily resort bus into Broome proper since it was quite a distance from the township. Just a morning and afternoon bus would have been appreciated."

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

Habitat Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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