Roebuck Bay, Broome

The colours of nature at Roebuck Bay, Broome are a feast for the senses, with pindan red stained sands washed by clear blue…

Broome

Where the red dirt meets the ocean, the colourful pearling capital of Broome beckons travellers from around Australia and the world.

Once a sleepy outback pearling town, Broome has long been renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and unique character.

The town is surrounded by the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, with the white sandy stretch of Cable Beach contrasting with the red rocks of Gantheaume Point and the dusky sands of Roebuck Bay. Compact to explore, Broome’s two main areas are Chinatown in the heart of old Broome, and Cable Beach, home to resorts and restaurants

How to get to Broome

Broome is serviced by twice daily direct flights from Perth year round, a three times weekly nonstop flight between Darwin and Broome, as well as seasonal direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Find more information here.

About Broome

Broome’s natural environment draws visitors from around the world. The amazing turquoise waters and the intensely coloured red earth leave an indelible impression and continue to inspire artists and photographers. Roebuck Bay is a haven for thousands of migratory birds, and the waters around Broome attract fishing enthusiasts keen to try their hand at catching some of the tropical species. Whales, dolphins and turtles all populate local waters, and the dinosaurs that roamed the ancient lands have left their mark, with their footsteps preserved in reef rock in Roebuck Bay and along the coast towards the Dampier Peninsula.

Learn about the rough and tumble early days of pearling, when Broome’s name was known the world over for the size and quality of its mother of pearl, and browse the jewellery showrooms to discover the exquisite Australian South Sea Pearl. Evidence of the past can be seen around the town, including restored pearling luggers, the world’s oldest outdoor picture gardens and heritage buildings.

A well known holiday destination, Broome is also the gateway to further adventure in the Kimberley region, with extended tours and cruises departing from Broome as well as car and campervan hire. 

When is the best time to visit Broome?

The warm and dry winter months, from May to October, is the Kimberley's Dry Season and the most popular time to travel. A smaller number of visitors choose to travel in the quieter months between November and April, during the Wet Season. Some tour and accommodation options may not be available at this time of year.

See & Do

Chinatown

Once a bustling hub of pearl sheds, billiard saloons, opium dens and brothels, Broome’s…

Beaches

Broome's location on a peninsula means it has water on both sides and many beaches to…

Accommodation in Broome & on the Dampier Peninsula

Broome

Choose to use Broome as your starting point to the adventures of the Kimberley and Pilbara or stay a little longer to Slip into Broome Time, with almost every…

Day trips from Broome

Broome Aviation

Join us on the most spectacular scenic flights in the Kimberley. Broome Aviation has operated…

Getting Around

Whether you’d prefer to hop on a bus, hire a bike or a scooter, pick up a car or call a taxi, Broome has plenty of options to help you get around!

Broome Transit

Broome Transit Tours run a variety of tours around Broome and the surrounding areas. Tours have expert guides and clean, air conditioned vehicles. Locally owned and run.

Sunrise Car Hire Broome Pty Ltd

Sunrise Car Hire are the Broome car hire specialists. Located in Cable Beach we can assist you with the right vehicle choice and show where to go, to get the most out of your Broome holiday. As a…

Thrifty Car and Truck Rental - Broome

Thrifty Broome is part of a franchise that covers the Kimberley region of Western Australia and all of the Northern Territory; it is owned and operated by people who live in this region. The Kimberley…

Broome Restaurants 

Broome locals love to eat out, and the dining scene is lively and varied. Restaurants are dotted around the Chinatown
and Cable Beach areas, perfect for a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Bali Hai Café

The Bali Hai Cafe captures the essence of Broome. Fresh produce and other high quality…

Papa Fuego

The Conti is home to Papá Fuego. Capturing the tropical setting and dialling it up with a…

The Aarli

The Aarli is located in the heart of Chinatown and is the perfect place for all day dining…

Can't miss experiences

Astro Tours

The ultimate journey to the stars! Broome's Astronomy Experience, led by ABC's Space Gandalf, is a 2-hour educational and entertaining mind bender using big…

Combi on Cable Beach, Broome CJ Maddock

Three Days In Broome

Visit one of Australia’s most unique towns to stroll along one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, see the sunset from a camel train and explore…

Sightseeing Tours of Broome

Kimberley Quest

Kimberley Quest offers the ultimate in wilderness expedition cruising between Broome…

Air Kimberley

Air Kimberley has been flying the skies of Western Australia for 29 years, exploring ancient…

Mabu Buru Tours

Mabu Buru Tours will take you on a very personal journey that explores Yawuru Culture through…