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Broome is an exotic pearling town with a spectacular landscape of white sand beaches, red ochre cliffs and cobalt blue waters.

Home of natural wonders such as the Staircase to the Moon, Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point – where 130 million years old dinosaur footprints can be seen – Broome is an oasis of colour and character.

The southern gateway to the Kimberley, Broome sees the desert meet the sea.

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Broome is home to one of Australia’s most unique and striking landscapes. Situated in the secluded north west throes of Western Australia, the quaint pearling town is flanked by endless cobalt blue ocean, white sand beaches, red ochre cliffs and rust orange earth. The southern gateway to the Kimberley, Broome witnesses the desert meet the sea with remarkable ancient history and breathtaking...

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Broome is the gateway to the west Kimberley region of WA, where the outback meets the ocean. The spectacular red earth, turquoise water, white sands, green spinifex, blue sky and brilliant burnt orange sunsets create an amazing landscape.

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Approx 15,000
55,795 km2
Time Zone: 
GMT +8
English (official)
Australian dollar (AUD)
220 – 240v 50Hz


Broome’s population is spoilt for culinary choice, with more than 50 menus on offer in the region – touching on everything including Indigenous, Mediterranean, Asian and Modern Australian fares.

Local specialities abound with fresh seafood and local produce a plenty. Indigenous delicacies, such as pearl meat and barramundi, are served up at the Cable Beach Resort’s Club Restaurant. The Wharf Restaurant offers an extensive local seafood selection amid alfresco dining, with views over Roebuck Bay. Located on Cable Beach, Dunes of Divers also focuses on local produce, serving favourites like Kimberley rib eye and Divers’ famous BBQ ribs. While The Old Zoo Café does a Kimberley Taste plate of crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi, camel and pearl meat.

Broome’s status as a pearling outpost has seen the town attract a strong Japanese and Chinese connection, and in turn a dining culture with a notable Asian influence. Noodlefish Roku is a firm favourite, with an innovative and ever-changing menu of fresh flavours; while Aarli Bar is also popular, with a choice of 20 Asian tapas plates.


The retail scene in Broome has come a long way from the days when pearls merchants hawked their rough treasures on the street corners. Now pearl showrooms thrive, clothing shops sell designer wares, and galleries highlight the best of the region’s art and culture.

Thanks to Broome's unpolluted waters, South Sea pearls are among the most desirable in the world. At least 12 pearl showrooms line the streets of Chinatown, selling prefect keepsakes at a range of price points.

Chinatown is also Broome’s retail hub. Shekki, on Carnarvon Street, is the town’s beach wear authority, stocking a large range of swimsuits, summer ensemble and cool cottons from brands like Seafolly, Jets, Sunseeker, Baku and Ginja. Down the road Betty’s Frocks places emphasis on quality clothing for the mature woman, with brands such as In Your Dreams Day and Night, Verge and Mela Purdie. Around the corner on Short Street, Shimmer showcases a unique range of jewellery and high fashion items from labels like Charlie Brown, Fossil and DKNY. Chinatown is also home to The Paspaley Plaza – an open air mall with 22 specialty stores.

As the southern gateway to the Kimberley, Broome is a great place to shop for indigenous art. Old Broome Lockup Gallery sells art by local Aboriginal painters, along with photography, carvings, didgeridoos and music. The Gecko Gallery specialises in Central Desert and Utopia art. Housed in a century-old house, the Short St Gallery – Broome's first gallery – focuses on contemporary indigenous Kimberley art. While the Murranji Gallery boasts a huge collection of images from the northwest. More local arts, as well as crafts, incense, candles and hemp clothes can be found at the Courthouse Markets or the Town Beach Markets during the Staircase to the Moon.

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