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.

Known for

Family-friendly, Beaches and Romantic

Top hotels in Broome

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Kimberley Sands Resort & Spa - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
10 Murray Road, Broome, Cable Beach, WA
AU$209/night
5 Sep. - 6 Sep.
4.4/5Excellent! (539 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Sun Pictures and within 6 mi (10 km) of Matso's Brewery and Broome Golf Club. Town Beach and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (539 reviews)

"We loved the beautiful gardens and relaxation areas right outside our room. It was all beautifully appointed."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2019

Kimberley Sands Resort & Spa - Adults Only
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Mercure Broome
3 out of 5
Weld Street, Broome, WA
AU$158/night
15 Sep. - 16 Sep.
4/5Very Good! (756 reviews)

This family-friendly Broome hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bedford Memorial Park and Matso's Brewery. Roebuck Bay and Broome Historical Society Museum are ...

4/5Very Good! (756 reviews)

"Renovation required , suggest steak house , security system upgrade however staff are amazing and friendly , especially Courtney , please ensure her management is aware of her efforts to make my stay as enjoyable as possible, she is a valuable asset to your establishment."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2019

Mercure Broome
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Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Cable Beach Road, Cable Beach, WA
AU$469/night
23 Aug. - 24 Aug.
4.6/5Wonderful! (687 reviews)

Located in Cable Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cable Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Town Beach and Reddell Beach. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (687 reviews)

"Great location near the beach with a selection of restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Popular activities in Broome

Town Beach
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Town Beach

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

Willie Creek Pearl Farm
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Willie Creek Pearl Farm

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

Courthouse Markets
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Courthouse Markets

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

Japanese Cemetery
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Japanese Cemetery

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

Matso's Brewery
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Matso's Brewery

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.

Gantheaume Point
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Gantheaume Point

Check out dinosaur footprints, a historic lighthouse and mesmerising red-rock formations that contrast with the turquoise water at this rocky headland.

Top activities in Broome

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour
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Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

AU$76

Located just 38kms north of Broome, join us and discover the journey of the Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl from shell to showroom amidst the magnificent Kimberley landscape. With ever changing scenery and an array of things to do, Willie Creek Pearl Farm offers a fantastic day out.

Full-Day Cape Leveque Explorer Tour from Broome
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Full-Day Cape Leveque Explorer Tour from Broome

AU$240

Leave Broome behind and explore the untamed coastline around the Dampier Peninsula and Cape Leveque on this eye-catching excursion. Stroll beaches framed by deep red cliffs, meet with Aboriginal Australians to chat about their culture, and get an up-close look at the pearl farming industry.

Discover Broome Tour with Pearl Masters High Tea
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Discover Broome Tour with Pearl Masters High Tea

AU$55

Discover Broome by Willie Creek is the perfect way to start off your Broome holiday. You’ll see Broome’s major landmarks and local attractions, from ancient rocky outcrops to rugged landscapes and the spectacular coastline.

Pearl Luggers Tour
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Pearl Luggers Tour

AU$19

Discover the history of pearling in Broome and be captivated by the tale of 'The Sea, The Men and The Legend'. Be captivated by 150 years of history as you discover how Broome's unique maritime and pearling heritage unfolded amongst the mangroves on the foreshore of Dampier Creek.

Broome 3 in 1 Tour: Croc Park, Bird Park & Mango Place
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Broome 3 in 1 Tour: Croc Park, Bird Park & Mango Place

AU$99

Must See! Broome Three In One Tour - Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, 12 Mile Bird Park & The Mango Place. This tour takes in all three in one afternoon. Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park Enter another world through the jaws of a giant saltwater crocodile.

Broome Explorer Bus - 72 Hr Value Add Pass
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Broome Explorer Bus - 72 Hr Value Add Pass

AU$35

The 72 hour Value Added Pass allows for unlimited travel on the routes of the Broome Explorer Bus. It also provides a range of exclusive offers to allow you to make the most of your time in Broome. Take advantage of special deals with: Willie Creek P

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