Look beyond the camel's back by checking out these things to do in Broome.
As if Broome wasn't enticing enough with its brightly-hued natural assets – Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point, Roebuck Bay, need us to say more? – more colours have been added thanks to a slew of new openings and tours around town.
From tantalising gourmet eats, eclectic street artworks and nights of Corroboree, let your senses go into overdrive as we uncover new things to do in Broome.
Where to eat and drink in Broome
Go on a mini holiday while on holiday basking in the flavours of Latin America at Papá Fuego.
Playful, fun and full of colour, this lively restaurant and bar in The Conti Hotel oozes the festive mood – and delicious foods – of South America. It's a place to bring your mates to embark on a journey via the palate, with share plates inspired from across the continent with a uniquely West Australian twist. Get your fork into dishes such as Peruvian seafood rice with locally caught prawns, mussels, squid, and flame-grilled over WA hardwood. Savour the fresh tangs of Shark Bay scallop ceviche. Or relish in a hearty steak, Argentinean style.
Make sure to pair your feast with an equally delicious cocktail – just ask the friendly floral-shirted waitstaff for the latest Latina-inspired concoction.
Visit: The Conti Hotel
Spinifex Brewing Co - Zookeepers pop-up and Cable Beach Alehouse
Popping up at the Zookeepers building in Cable Beach for 2023, Spinfex Brewing Co are planning an epic season. Not only will they be serving up delicous share plates, cocktails and of course Spinifex brews, they'll also be overseeing the build of their new Alehouse just down the street!
Visit Zookeepers by Spinifex Brewing Co for dinner from 17 March 2023, and watch out for an opening date for the Cable Beach Alehouse later in the year.
Visit: Zookeepers by Spinifex Brewing Co
Short St Café
Take a seat at Broome's new social hangout, Short St Café. Selling barista coffee and freshly baked goods that touch on nostalgia (honey joys, anyone?), we understand why this Chinatown café is a hive of activity at all hours. It's the perfect place to enjoy a cuppa, milkshake or a quick bite and quickly get accustomed to Broome's relaxed pace of life. Sweet.
Visit: Short Street Café
New experiences in Broome
Wakaj: a night of Corroboree
Deepen your connection to country through story, song and dance. Join guide Johani – a proud Yawuru, Karrajarri, Nyul Nyul, Bardi man – in Wakaj - a typical social gathering. The cultural experience begins around a yarning circle with billy tea, and freshly made damper served in a bushland setting. You'll hear stories from Johani and then elder Mervyn, both offering insights into local culture.
Storytime soon turns into a sundowner performance. Two campfires light up the sandy stage on either side, with Mervyn leading Pintirri Dancers into a captivating corroboree traditionally known as Maru. Sit back and become mesmerised by young and old Pintirri Dancers performing traditional Karajarri songs under a starry sky. The intimate performance is truly something special and a must-do in Broome.
Visit: Mabu Baru
ART-rageous Art Cultural Tour Bus Tour
Spend half a day exploring Broome's ecletic art scene, from textiles, jewellery, prints and more at a tucked away Aboriginal Women's Art and Resource Centre, to visiting the home studio of an incredible local artist, to spending time at some of Broome's favourite galleries. This is an incredible way to get your head around all that Broome's art scene has to offer!
Experience with: Broome and Around Bus Tours and Charters
Tick all the boxes with a sundowner seven-course culinary adventure with Broome Cruises. This exceptional cruise champions the best of Broome. Pleasure-seekers are treated to delectable morsels of locally caught seafood and inclusive of premium WA beverages, all the while journeying along Cable Beach. Tough life, right?
Live entertainment comes in the form of spotting wildlife and witnessing wild pearl oyster fishing. You'll watch nature's treasure chest open with a live pearl harvest on deck. The big question: will there be a pearl? You'll also get to sample some pearl meat, a delicious Kimberley delicacy. Simply marvellous.
Visit: Broome Cruises
Take a walk through history by visiting the newly restored Streeter's Jetty at Dampier Creek. The Chinatown jetty has been a town landmark for centuries. The tramway was built for pearl luggers and merchants in 1897, cutting through mangroves to connect with other jetties at Mangrove Point. Ceasing operation in 1948, the former tramway has become an iconic Broome architectural marvel of a bygone era. Visit the jetty at high tide and see submerged mangroves or visit when the tide is low and witness small mud crabs move from hole to hole in their hurried state: it's up to you to pick your scenescape.
Visit: Streeter’s Jetty
Salty Plum Social's Big Art Walking Tour
Let Salty Plum Social give you another good reason to get up early and carpe diem with their Big Art Walking Tour. Leaving Roebuck Bay Lookout, the tour leisurely meanders through the Chinatown precinct, with local tour guide Chris discussing the meanings behind Broome's new public artworks, including some hidden gems only those 'in the know, know' and riddle solving.
You'll hear stories of Broome's historic pearling days and its cultural influences, all showcased through art. The tour concludes with a hot breakfast and coffee in one of the town's bustling cafes. Now that's one way to start the day!
Visit: Salty Plum Social
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