You have to see it to believe it! This amazing natural phenomenon takes place along the Pilbara and Kimberley Coastline, when the full moon rising across the exposed tidal flats creates the impression of a staircase leading to the moon.
Best locations to view Staircase to the Moon
The Broome Explorer Bus operates extra services departing from the Town Beach night markets and the Mangrove Hotel approximately 30 minutes after moonrise, travelling to the Cable Beach area.
Staircase to the Moon may be viewed from the western side of the Peninsula at Gambanan campsite, or from Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.
First Avenue in Onslow is a beautiful spot for Staircase to the Moon.
Head to the Lookout at Settler's Beach in Cossack for Staircase to the Moon in this beautifully restored ghost town.
Karratha & Dampier
A half an hour’s drive from Karratha, Hearson’s Cove’s expansive mud flats make it an ideal spot to watch the Staircase.
A special Staircase to the Moon viewing deck is located next to the Cooke Point Caravan Park on Goode Street.
Staircase to the Moon Dates and Times 2019
In the Pilbara, the Staircase appears a few minutes later than Broome, so please check with the local visitor centre for the correct times for that location. Dates and times have been supplied by Greg Quicke's Astro Tours. Visibility varies in strength depending on weather, sunset, moonrise and the tides.
For the 2019 Karratha Staircase to the Moon dates and times, please click here.
Broome Dates & Times