See a new side of Australia – where the outback meets the ocean

Gateway to Western Australia’s wild and beautiful Kimberley region, Broome's (Rubibi) reputation precedes it. Along with world-renowned beaches, it has an excellent foodie scene, road-trip opportunities galore, fabulous festivals, and a thriving pearling industry with a unique history.

But it’s the beaches that most folks come for. While the iconic Cable Beach (Walmanyjun) is undoubtedly the main attraction, don’t miss charming Town Beach, the eco-wonderland of Roebuck Bay Marine Park, and locals’ favourite, Reddell Beach.

There’s plenty to do away from the water too. Learn about the Aboriginal history of Rubibi (Broome’s Indigenous name) on a cultural tour. Wander Chinatown for a glimpse into the town’s multicultural history and catch a movie at the world’s oldest operating picture gardens, Sun Pictures. Quench your thirst at the celebrated Matso’s Brewery and dine in style at one of the many acclaimed restaurants.

Meanwhile, the Kimberley beckons. From remote, rugged coastline to horizontal waterfalls and ancient rock formations that’ll take your breath away, it’s all within reach.

Starting 25 June 2024^, Jetstar will fly direct from Singapore to Broome (seasonal flying till October 2024). Don't miss out on these out-of-this-world experiences just 4 hours away – book that flight and create memories that will last a lifetime!

^Singapore - Broome flights commence 25 June 2024, subject to regulatory approval. Other terms and conditions apply.

Things to do

Bliss out on Cable Beach

You've seen the photos: a procession of camels being ridden along a stretch of gleaming wet sand, silhouetted against a fiery sunset sky and shimmering ocean. Welcome to Cable Beach! Even in a country synonymous with sublime coastline, Cable Beach is special. If its silky white sand and aquamarine water, rolling dunes and legendary sunsets aren't enough, the fact that it’s 22km long seals the deal: there's room enough for everyone! Whether you swim, sail, stroll or join a sunset camel train, you'll never forget Cable Beach.

Walk in dinosaurs’ footsteps at Gantheaume Point

Journey back in time at Gantheaume Point (Minyirr), home to Australia’s oldest dinosaur footprints. Some 130 million years ago, more than 20 types of dinosaur roamed this scenic promontory, and their ancient prints are visible at low tide in the reef rock. Join a tour or download the app to get the most out of your visit. While you're there, be sure to stop and soak up the views: with its vivid red pindan cliffs and clear turquoise water in every direction, Gantheaume Point is one giant photo opportunity!

The changing tides of Roebuck Bay

Roebuck Bay (Yawuru Nadulagun) is one of 12 Ramsar Nature Reserve wetland sites in Western Australia and is one of Broome’s most beautiful natural attractions. The changing colours in the ebb and flow of Roebuck Bay are amazing. At low tide, the milky turquoise waters retreat to expose a horizon of mud flats. The bay is also home to some incredible wildlife including hundreds of birds, making it popular for bird watching.

Dive into Broome’s pearly past

Explore Broome’s pearling history with a tour group or on a self-guided walk. Since the late 1880s, when the prized South Sea Pearl Oyster was first discovered in Roebuck Bay, the town has been a global pearling hub. Stroll Chinatown, the site of an early workers’ settlement where Asian, European and Indigenous labourers lived side by side. Browse showrooms of stunning locally made pearl jewellery. Pay tribute to all the divers who lost their lives at dedicated cemeteries and monuments, and learn more about the town’s rich pearling heritage at the Broome Historical Museum.

Explore the Kimberley

Take advantage of Broome’s proximity to the best of the Kimberley and hit the road for a day or two. Head south to the pristine Eighty Mile Beach for endless white sand, translucent water and abundant wildlife. Take a tour north to the mind-blowing Horizontal Falls (Garaanngaddim). Jump on a flight inland to ancient rock formations Purnululu (also known as the Bungle Bungle), to see geology at its most awe-inspiring. Or immerse yourself in the timeless Aboriginal culture of the magnificent Dampier Peninsula.

Eat, drink and enjoy

Eating and drinking your way around Broome is one of the best ways to explore the city’s rich migrant heritage. Whether you fancy fine dining near Cable Beach, cocktails and nibbles, takeaway at the beach or local fusion restaurants in Broome's Chinatown, a melting pot of cuisines from Aboriginal, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese and Malaysian influences. There’s something for everyone!

Useful information

Aiport information

Broome International Airport (BME)

Distance to town: 2km; to Cable Beach 4km

Taxi A taxi from Broome Airport to Cable Beach takes less than 10 minutes and costs around AUD $20-30. To town, it takes less than five minutes and costs around $15-20.

Shuttle Some hotels and resorts operate shuttle services to and from the airport.

Hire car Several hire car companies have branches at Broome Airport.

When to go

Broome’s tropical climate means it has distinct wet and dry seasons. With glorious warm days, balmy nights and lots of sunshine, the dry season (May to October) is the most popular time to visit. The wet season (November to April) is hotter and rainier, peaking between January and March, when flooding and cyclones can occur.

For a taste of Broome at its most festive, time your trip to coincide with the legendary Shinju Matsuri (Festival of the Pearl) in late August. This two-week extravaganza showcases the town’s colourful heritage with street parties, amazing food and drink, performances and art. Other annual events worth catching include the fun-filled Broome Pride (around late February) and the lip-smacking Broome Mango Festival (late November).

Getting around

Being flat and relatively compact, Broome is easy to explore on foot or bicycle (chat to the team at the Broome Visitors Centre about bike hire). The Broome Explorer bus runs hourly services between Cable Beach and Broome town, a great way to get around. You can purchase a single ticket or get maximum bang for your buck with one of their handy passes (24 hour, 72 hour or 10 trips).

Upcoming events

Broome International Airport Marathon | 14 July 2024

Run the most picturesque beach marathon in Australia in the perfect 'Dry Season' conditions.

Shinju Matsuri | 17 August – 1 September 2024

Immerse yourself in this annual carnival for the senses at Shinju Matsuri, Japanese for 'festival of the pearl', celebrating Broome's unique multicultural and pearling history since 1970.

Staircase to the Moon | 21 – 22 August 2024

Experience an extra-magical side of Roebuck Bay on the evenings when the Staircase to the Moon makes an appearance. This spell-binding cosmic phenomenon occurs when the light of the full moon hits the exposed tidal flats, resulting in an illuminated ‘staircase’ effect.

Broome Rodeo | 23 August 2024

Broome Rodeo Club brings all the excitement, action, thrills and spills of a country Kimberley rodeo.