Staircase to the Moon

From March to October witness a breathtaking natural phenomenon known as Staircase to the Moon.It is caused by the rising of the full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide - creating a beautiful optical illusion of stairs reaching to the moon.

It occurs along the coastline at Onslow, Dampier, Cossack, Point Samson Peninsula, Hearson Cove, Port Hedland and Broome.  Staircase to the Moon is a natural attraction and its visibility varies in strength depending on weather, sunset, moonrise and the tide.

The Staircase to the Moon in Broome is often complemented by the local markets at Town Beach.  Here you can sample local fare, purchase crafts and delight in talented local entertainers.

The times vary slightly for each location, so make sure to check with the local visitor centre for up to the minute information.

2014 Staircase Dates (Broome)  

17 March 6.22pm
18 March 7.03pm
19 March 7.46pm

16 April 6.28pm
17 April 7.17pm
18 April 8.10pm

15 May 6.00pm
16 May 6.56pm
17 May 7.56pm

13 June 5.41pm
14 June 6.43pm
15 June 7.46pm

12 July 5.27pm (sunset 5.30pm) worth a look
13 July 6.31pm
14 July 7.35pm
15 July 8.37pm

11 August 6.18pm
12 August 7.21pm
13 August 8.21pm

9 September 6.02pm
10 September 7.03pm
11 September 8.03pm

9 October 6.44pm
10 October 7.43pm
11th October 8.40pm

Dates and times provided by Greg Quicke’s Astro Tours


Staircase to the Moon

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