Broome Natural Attractions

Broome's Natural Attractions

Beyond one of the most stunning beaches on Earth, nature brings more surprises. 

Broome sits in tropical splendour surrounded by nature's gifts - from Cable Beach (justifiably world famous for its seemingly endless stretch of white sand and Indian Ocean sunsets) to the striking pindan cliffs of the Dampier Peninsula coastal wilderness. 

Take a closer look, and you'll find an incredibly diverse arrange of fauna finding sanctuary here.

Watch majestic humpback whales breaching and spy-hopping as they migrate from their Kimberley breeding grounds to their feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean. Catch a glimpse of the rate and highly sociable snubnose dolphin, found only in the coastal waters of northern Australia. Kayak with the graceful sea turtles. Seek the thrill of a close encounter with crocodiles. Or gaze in awe at the dinosaur footprints embedded in the rock at Gantheaume Point. 

Almost a quarter of the world's bird species can be spotted here too, with many migratory birds stopping to rest and feed in Roebuck Bay. 

It's also one of the few places on Earth where you can witness the extraordinary natural phenomenon that is the Staircase to the Moon. As the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at low tide, the reflection creates a magical optical illusion of a staircase leading up to the moon. Head down to Town Beach for the Staircase Markets to seek out a viewing spot along Roebuck Bay. 

Tip: the Staircase to the Moon occurs between May and October and is visible for only three nights each month. Check the 2016 dates to make sure you don't miss out! 


Bird Migration Roebuck Bay

Broome Hovercraft Dinosaur Tour
Staircase to the Moon, Broome
Horizontal Falls

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