Staircase to the Moon

Wiitness 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.

2015 Staircase Dates (Broome)  

6 March 6.29pm
7 March 7.07pm
8 March 7.45pm

5 April 6.24pm
6 April 7.05pm
7 April 7.48pm

4 May 5.46pm
5 May 6.31pm
6 May 7.21pm

3 June 6.06pm
4 June 7.01pm
5 June 7.59pm

2 July 5.47pm
3 July 6.47pm
4 July 7.47pm

1 August 6.34pm
2 August 7.36pm
30 August 6.19pm
31 August 7.22pm

28 September 6.03pm
29 September 7.06pm
30 September 8.09pm

28 October 6.50pm
29 October 7.52pm
30 October 8.52pm

26 November 6.33pm
27 November 7.33pm

Dates and times provided by Greg Quicke’s Astro Tours

 

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