Visit one of Australia’s most unique towns, take a trip to the world’s only horizontal waterfalls, stroll along one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, see the sunset from a camel train and even have a pearl massage. Sounds like a great holiday? Our three day Broome itinerary will help you plan your spring escape!
September’s Shinju Matsuri festival is a Broome favourite, with events and activities galore from 10-18 September 2016. Look for the Shinju logo below for details on events during your holiday!
If the lure of the hotel buffet hasn’t caught your eye, grab your bathers and head to Cable Beach for an early morning stroll to enjoy the cool temperatures and a swim before breakfast with a view at Zanders or the Sunset Bar & Grill, or just a short stroll from the beach at the Zookeepers Café. Everything you need for a relaxing morning on the beach is available from Broome Beach Hut, located on the beach just in front of the Surf Lifesaving Club.
The first day of a break is all about the wind down from everyday life, so why not spend the afternoon by the pool at your resort – perhaps even with a cocktail in hand!
If you’ve driven into Broome you might have seen a few road trains on your way – now it’s time for something a little different – a camel train! Sunset is the most popular time for the famous Cable Beach camel rides and as these unexpectedly graceful creatures stroll along silhouetted against the sun, a postcard perfect photo op is created for those viewing the sunset from the beach or the lookout.
For a fantastic dinner you won’t have to venture far from your hotel - many resorts around Cable Beach have wonderful restaurants on site, including the Sunset Bar & Grill, Rambutan, The Club Restaurant and Zensai at Cable Beach Club Resort, The Deck at Kimberley Sands Resort, and the café at Bali Hai Resort. Around Old Broome, The Mangrove Hotel has very popular al fresco dining; at The Oaks Broome the 1861 Restaurant awaits your order and Capt’n Murphys and the Conti Bar & Bistro at the Mercure Hotel both offer plenty of choice.
Shinju Matsuri events by the beach
A View to Asia - an interactive exhibition of sculpture and installations by Cable Beach, September 11-25
Floating Lanterns Matsuri - a special moment of reflection and remembrance on September 16
Sunset Long Table Dinner - join chef Adam Liaw for spectacular dinner on September 17
Festival Finale - music, performers, market food and fireworks to celebrate the end of the festival on September 18