Broome

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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

Broome Time Resort
Broome Time Resort
3.5 out of 5
1 Cable Beach Road East, Cable Beach, WA, 6725
The price is AU$249 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly motel in Broome. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (382 reviews)
"Comfortable and reasonably priced. Friendly efficient staff."

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

Broome Time Resort
Seashells Broome
Seashells Broome
4 out of 5
4-6 Challenor Drive, Cable Beach, WA, 6726
The price is AU$336 per night from 8 Jun. to 9 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly apartment in Broome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (373 reviews)
"Solo traveller staying for one night. Room overlooked the road and carpark which wasn’t ideal but didn’t bother about it for one night. Room is very spacious and well equipped. Resort well maintained and also a great location. As a solo traveller I found it to be a bit unsecured at night, returning ..."

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2022

Seashells Broome
Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Broome Hotel
4.5 out of 5
99 Robinson Street, Broome, WA, 6725
The price is AU$420 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Broome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (716 reviews)
"Great location, lovely friendly staff who go out of their way to help. We were upgraded to a pool view spa suite and a late checkout"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2022

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.
Seashells Broome
Seashells Broome
4 out of 5
4-6 Challenor Drive, Cable Beach, WA, 6726
The price is AU$336 per night from 8 Jun. to 9 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly apartment in Broome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (373 reviews)
"Solo traveller staying for one night. Room overlooked the road and carpark which wasn’t ideal but didn’t bother about it for one night. Room is very spacious and well equipped. Resort well maintained and also a great location. As a solo traveller I found it to be a bit unsecured at night, returning ..."

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2022

Seashells Broome
Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Broome Hotel
4.5 out of 5
99 Robinson Street, Broome, WA, 6725
The price is AU$420 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Broome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (716 reviews)
"Great location, lovely friendly staff who go out of their way to help. We were upgraded to a pool view spa suite and a late checkout"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2022

Oaks Broome Hotel
Oaks Cable Beach Resort
Oaks Cable Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
11 Oryx Road, Cable Beach, WA, 6726
The price is AU$431 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Broome. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (508 reviews)
"We had an incredible time here. We stayed during wet season, so it wasnt very busy and we got to enjoy some fantastic storms from our deck. The property is very clean and the staff were very friendly. The pool is huge and the property is very well maintained. So many beautiful birds and tropical ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2022

Oaks Cable Beach 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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