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BroomeAustralia

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

Cable Beach which includes a sandy beach, a sunset and landscape views

Cable Beach

Pristine beaches and picturesque gardens are well-reviewed features of Cable Beach. Make a stop by top sights like Cable Beach while you're exploring the area.

Cable Beach

Top hotels in Broome

Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Broome Hotel
4.5 out of 5
99 Robinson Street, Broome, WA
The price is AU$199 per night from 20 Nov. to 21 Nov.

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! (674 reviews)

"Great stay at Oaks Broome. Comfortable and clean room with huge bathroom and lounge space/ kitchenette perfect for a family stay. Friendly and helpful staff and relaxed vibe."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2020

Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Cable Beach Resort
Oaks Cable Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
11 Oryx Road, Cable Beach, WA
The price is AU$241 per night from 22 Nov. to 23 Nov.

Located in Cable Beach, this luxury aparthotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Sun Pictures and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Courthouse Markets. Willie Creek Pearl Farm is 22.7 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (438 reviews)

"The pool area was great and the hotel grounds. Bed was very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Oaks Cable Beach Resort
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Cable Beach Road, Cable Beach, WA

Located in Cable Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cable Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Town Beach and Reddell Beach. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (733 reviews)

"Stay was good, room was fine. Staff not great speaking english though, hard to get through to them Food around the pool wasn’t great, Lovely place though, set in perfect setting Overall 7/10"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
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.

Holiday Rentals in Broome

Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Broome Hotel
4.5 out of 5
99 Robinson Street, Broome, WA
The price is AU$199 per night from 20 Nov. to 21 Nov.

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! (674 reviews)

"Great stay at Oaks Broome. Comfortable and clean room with huge bathroom and lounge space/ kitchenette perfect for a family stay. Friendly and helpful staff and relaxed vibe."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2020

Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Cable Beach Resort
Oaks Cable Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
11 Oryx Road, Cable Beach, WA
The price is AU$241 per night from 22 Nov. to 23 Nov.

Located in Cable Beach, this luxury aparthotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Sun Pictures and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Courthouse Markets. Willie Creek Pearl Farm is 22.7 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (438 reviews)

"The pool area was great and the hotel grounds. Bed was very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Oaks Cable Beach Resort
Mantra Frangipani Broome
Mantra Frangipani Broome
4 out of 5
15 Millington Drive, Cable Beach, WA
The price is AU$259 per night from 15 Nov. to 16 Nov.

Located in Cable Beach, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Matso's Brewery, Broome Golf Club and Town Beach. Roebuck Bay and Gantheaume Point ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (406 reviews)

"It’s no place for children,apart from the pool,although on a bus route,that finishes at 6pm. A car is needed but expensive.The resort was tired ,and needs updating in many areas ,staff were excellent and go over and above there duty’s.MANTRA needs to take a good look at this resort,plus it’s top ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020

Mantra Frangipani Broome
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.

Popular places to visit in Broome

Town Beach
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Town Beach

4/5(133 reviews)

This family-friendly beach has an exciting water playground, barbecue facilities and a café with stunning views.

Matso's Brewery
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Matso's Brewery

4.5/5(113 reviews)

Experience the flavours of the Kimberley at this brewery, where you can try tingling chilli and mango beers and seasonal ales at the bayside restaurant.

Willie Creek Pearl Farm
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Willie Creek Pearl Farm

4.5/5(58 reviews)

Overlooking the stunning waters of Willie Creek, this fascinating farm and showroom is devoted to the local pearling industry.

Japanese Cemetery
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Japanese Cemetery

4/5(42 reviews)

This intriguing cemetery boasts a quiet atmosphere of remembrance and is dedicated to the Japanese lives lost to Broome’s pearling industry 

Pearl Luggers Museum
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Pearl Luggers Museum

4.5/5(50 reviews)

Discover Broome’s turbulent past as a frontier town built on the lure of the lustrous pearl at this museum, which features beautifully restored pearl luggers.

Courthouse Markets
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Courthouse Markets

4/5(75 reviews)

Meet in the shady tropical gardens of this pretty marketplace before experiencing some of Broome’s finest arts, crafts and gourmet produce.

Top activities in Broome

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour
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Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

AU$76
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Feeding Tour and Wildlife Park
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Feeding Tour and Wildlife Park

AU$75
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Broome Panoramic Town Tour - The Best of Broome
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Broome Panoramic Town Tour - The Best of Broome

AU$75
Per adult
Broome, Pearl of Australia Audio-Guided Walking Tour
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Broome, Pearl of Australia Audio-Guided Walking Tour

AU$20
Per adult
Kayaking Adventure with Bird and Marine Life Spotting
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Kayaking Adventure with Bird and Marine Life Spotting

AU$85
Per adult
Broome 45 Minute Scenic Creek & Coast Helicopter Flight
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Broome 45 Minute Scenic Creek & Coast Helicopter Flight

AU$472
Per adult

Reviews of Broome

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 45.56962025316456%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 12.658227848101266%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

18 Jan. 2020

I was kept awake most of the night with emergency services 'reverse beepers' on vehicles and the buckling tin of the Primary School that was burning down across the road from my room.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Jan. 2020

Broome is very hot and humid over the Christmas and New Year season so most shops are closed but lots of great activities and tours are still available. The Outdoor Cinema is truly a one-of-a-kind experience!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Dec. 2019

My family loved Broome. We were fortunate enough to do all the activities Broome has on offer, food was amazing, people friendly. Just returning to our accommodation was disappointing and at times upsetting for me as I had saved for a long time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Nov. 2019

We went for our 30th Anniversary, not everything was opened as its now "THE WET SEASON". didn't bother us but if you are looking at some of the unique experiences of Broome check dates as to when they are on. ie Stairway To the Moon.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Nov. 2019

A lot had changed since my last visit 30 years ago. Much more developed. Great place to spend a week without a vehicle. Lot longer for travelling with a vehicle.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Oct. 2019

Weird place very closed shop outlook.

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