Staircase to the Moon 2016

Planning a holiday to the Pilbara or Kimberley in 2016.  Why not time it with the 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.

You can see this trick of the light 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.

Staircase to the Moon Dates 2016 (Broome)

24 March 6.33pm
25 March  7.11pm
26 March 7.50pm

22 April 5.50pm
23 April 6.30pm
24 April 7.12pm

22 May 5.54pm
23 May 6.40pm
24 May 7.29pm

21 June 6.16pm
22 June 7.09pm
23 June 8.04pm

20 July 5.56pm
21 July 6.53pm
22 July 7.50pm

19 August 6.37pm
20 August 7.36pm
21 August 8.35pm

17 September 6.21pm
18 September 7.21pm
19 September 8.23pm

16 October 6.04pm
17 October 7.07pm
18 October 8.11pm

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