Your holiday in Broome is the perfect coastal escape in a laid-back town surrounded by some of Western Australia’s most spectacular natural beauty. An oasis of characteristic ochre cliffs, sugar-white beaches, and crystal-clear aquamarine ocean, this colourful pearling town also serves as an ideal gateway for exploring the surrounding Kimberley region.
Broome is a town full of culture and heritage. Its immaculate waters are ideal for cultivating pearls, and you can tour working pearl farms such as Willie Creek and Cygnet Bay to find out how these delicate gems are cultured. Alternatively, drop by one of the many pearl showrooms when strolling through the lively, multicultural streets of Chinatown. It’s also possible to visit local Aboriginal communities such as Beagle Bay, where the local people are happy to share their traditional culture with visitors.
Broome holidays bring you closer to nature
Broome is home to outstanding natural scenery. One of the town’s best-known spots is Cable Beach, a gorgeous 13.6 mile stretch of soft white sand overlooked by the luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa – perfect if you are interested in experiencing a special romantic occasion or honeymoon in Broome.
The best way to experience the beach’s full beauty is with a mystical camel ride at sunset, with the sky changing colour around you as the sun sinks over the horizon.
Another must on your Broome holidays is Roebuck Bay, which is home to an incredible array of wildlife, such as dolphins and hundreds of bird species. During the colder months, when the moon is full, you can witness a stunning optical effect known as the Staircase to the Moon. Meanwhile, the dark red bluffs of Gantheaume Point conceal 130 million-year-old dinosaur footprints, which are a great way to impress your kids on a Broome family holiday. Further afield you can adventure into the outback along the Gibb River Road, which is lined with magnificent gorges, or explore the striated sandstone domes of Purnululu National Park.
Great sample itineraries
From rugged crimson landscapes, azure waters and spotless beaches to historic culture, there’s so much to explore here. Take a look at some of our Broome holiday itineraries for inspiration.
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“To visit a truly historic Broome institution, see a film at Sun Pictures open-air cinema. It’s the oldest outdoor cinema in the world, with canvas deck chairs set out under the stars to relax in while you watch – bring a pillow or blanket to make things extra cosy.”
“Explore further by journeying north to the coastal wilderness of the Dampier Peninsula. Here you can visit the thriving Beagle Bay Aboriginal community, enjoy an Asian-inspired lunch at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, or relax amid the white sands and turquoise waters of Cape Leveque.”
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Broome holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
Staircase to the Moon
For two nights every lunar month between April and October, Staircase to the Moon brings together market stalls and fresh food stand to celebrate a local ethereal optical illusion. Watch as the full moon rises above the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay, creating a beautiful vision of a stairway leading up to the lunar surface.
Mud & Saltwater
Mud & Saltwater is an annual short film festival in September showcasing movies by local filmmakers about Broome and the surrounding area. Held in Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest open-air cinema, it aims to inspire others to explore and protect the incredible natural beauty, heritage and culture of the region.
At the end of November, you can enjoy three days of non stop mango madness on your Broome holiday at the fun and fruity Mango Festival. As well as live music events and a quiz night, you can try all manner of mango-infused cuisine, including cakes, jams, and even beer.
At the beginning of March, Broome transforms into a colourful, glitzy wonderland to celebrate Pride with a multi-day Mardi Gras festival. Featuring cabaret, drag queens, dance parties, and even a catwalk competition, it’s a larger-than-life event that’s not to be missed.
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