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, Point Samson Peninsula, Hearson Cove, Port Hedland and Broome.
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.
2013 Staircase Dates provided by Australian Government Geoscience Australia: