Broome Australia

Broome is a historical pearling town situated in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. It is a well developed tourist destination, popular with Australians, in the dry season (from May to September).  In the dry months the weather is ideal. It has sunny days with temperatures around 86°F and balmy evenings and nights when the temperature fall to the low 70s.  The town is situated on the Indian Ocean and the main beach, Cable Beach, is a beautiful expanse of golden sand. The sunsets on Cable Beach are magnificent and can be enjoyed on the beach or from one of the restaurants on the esplanade.  The population of the town expands from about 12,000 in the wet to a high of about 30,000 at the height of the tourist season. The camping grounds are booked out pretty early and accommodation can be hard to find at the height of the season.  Find all of your beach essentials here for your Broome Australia vacation.

Broome Weather – When to Visit

There are two seasons in Broome, the wet season and the dry season. The  dry season lasts from April/May until September/October. During the dry season Broome experiences warm days and clear blue skies with temperatures ranging from 62.6 –  87.4°F. Humidity levels are low and the nights are cool. There is little rain at this time of the year. From mid June to mid August is the most popular time to visit Broome, as all the attractions are usually open at this time.

Best Broome Beaches

Cable Beach, Broome Australia, best Broome beaches, best Broome hotels, best Broome restaurants, best Broome bars, best things to do in Broome Australia
Cable Beach

With its 14 miles of more soft white sand than you can imagine, Cable Beach is the main reason visitors are drawn to Broome. The water is warm and flat, with gentle, ankle-height waves the only disturbance to the expanse of horizon-hugging blue. This beach is famous for sunset camel rides, and watching the sun descend over the water.

Reddell Beach, Broome Australia, best Broome beaches, best Broome hotels, best Broome restaurants, best Broome bars, best things to do in Broome Australia
Reddell Beach

Reddell Beach is a favorite beach among the Broome locals, with the stark contrasts of red pindan bordering the white sandy beach. Examine the unusual rock formations with their intricate erosion patterns along the pristine stretch of beach. The calm refreshing waters are ideal for swimming or paddling with the children, and the lack of crowds makes this well kept secret spot an idyllic location.

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Town Beach, Broome Australia, best Broome beaches, best Broome hotels, best Broome restaurants, best Broome bars, best things to do in Broome Australia
Town Beach

Town Beach is a popular draw-card for holidaying families. Its spectacular calm aqua water makes for perfect photo opportunities. Town Beach is also a popular gathering point to see the natural attraction of the Staircase to the Moon on certain dates throughout the year.

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Gantheaume Point Beach, Broome Australia, best Broome beaches, best Broome hotels, best Broome restaurants, best Broome bars, best things to do in Broome Australia
Gantheaume Point Beach

The Gantheaume Point beach area adjoins Cable Beach and is a popular meeting place on the weekend for locals and visitors to launch boats, or spend the day relaxing, swimming and enjoying a cold drink at sunset with family and friends.

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Entrance Point, Broome Australia, best Broome beaches, best Broome hotels, best Broome restaurants, best Broome bars, best things to do in Broome Australia
Entrance Point

The beach has some interesting rock formations and is a popular location for weddings.  Don't miss Entrance Point beach for it's massive rock formations carved by strong winds which are scattered all over this beach near the port of Broome.

Recommended Broome Tours & Activities by Viator

Broome City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Camel Ride

Explore Broome on a city sightseeing tour that introduces you to interesting attractions like Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest outdoor cinema. Visit Town Beach to learn about Broome’s role in World War II, check out Gantheaume Point for a look at ancient dinosaur footprints, and see Chinatown and the historical port. When booking, you have two options to choose from to end your sightseeing tour—watching the sunset with snacks on Cable Beach or a sunset camel ride along the shore. Learn more about the Broome City Sightseeing Tour

Horizontal Falls Half-Day Tour from Broome

Ride a jet seaplane to Talbot Bay to experience one of Western Australia’s most memorable thrills — a trip through the Horizontal Falls. Aboard the fastest boat in Kimberly, splash through the narrow, cliff-wrapped cataracts with an expert skipper, and then relax on a cruise through the bays and creeks of the remote bay. An onboard barbecue lunch and scenic return flight to Broome top off this truly off-the-track adventure. Learn more about the Horizontal Falls Half-Day Tour.

Broome Panoramic Town Tour – All the extraordinary sights and history of Broome

This Broome Panoramic Town Tour is a personalized tour to get to know all the unique history, extraordinary stories and magnificent sights of Broome. This stunning tour is in air-conditioned comfort will give you the opportunity to delve into the diverse past that has created the Broome it is today. Learn more about the Broome Panoramic Town Tour

15-Day Camping Tour from Darwin to Broome Including Mitchell Falls

The Kimberley region lies in the far north of Western Australia and its wild landscapes and remote natural wonders are some of the most impressive in Australia. On this epic 15-day tour, take the scenic route from Darwin to Broome and camp out in the outback. Along the way, cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, see the UNESCO-listed Bungle Bungles, visit the West Kimberley Gorges, and explore the Windjana Gorge, Mitchell River, and Tunnel Creek National Parks. Learn more about the 15-Day Camping Tour

Snubfin Dolphin Eco Cruise from Broome

Roebuck Bay is an incredibly diverse ecosystem and its extensive seagrass meadows are home to a myriad of marine life. This Eco Tour takes our guests to see our very rare resident snubfin dolphins in the stunning turquoise bay, and other residents are frequently seen throughout the tour. Look for Dugong, Turtles, migratory shore birds and Bottlenose Dolphins. Learn more about the Snubfin Dolphin Eco Cruise.

Best Broome Restaurants

Zanders

Zanders has a great beachfront location. The menu features a vast choice of dishes with both French and global influences at reasonable prices. Telephone: 61 8 9193 5090 Web: Zanders

Runaway Bar & Restaurant

This cozy eatery serves home-cooked meals in big portions, all day long. It offers fresh seafood and different variations of pasta for lunch and dinner, cold milkshakes and good coffee for breakfast. You will find a cute outside terrace and friendly service. Telephone: 61 8 9192 8111 Web: Runaway Bar & Restaurant

Bali Hai Cafe and Restaurant

This cafe and restaurant serves up tasty food with an Asian flavor influence and fresh ingredients. The tom yum soup is a favorite among guests. The place also boasts beautifully designed interiors and gardens, and a cool deck area for the best sunsets. Telephone: 61 8 9191 3100 Web: Bali Hai Cafe & Restaurant

Cichetti Club

The cuisine is mainly Italian, with other Mediterranean influences such as Spanish tapas. All is paired with good wine, and plates to-share are available. The interiors are carefully decorated and vaguely inspired by Venetian baroque luxury. Telephone: 61 8 9192 0411 Web: Cichetti Club

Wharf Restaurant

The Wharf Restaurant is located on the Port of Broome. This is where high quality Asian-inspired seafood is served along with a fantastic view and laid-back atmosphere. Telephone: 61 8 9192 5700 Web: Whart Restaurant

Best Broome Bars & Nightlife

Captain Murphy's Irish Pub

Are you looking for some dark stout and Irish music in Broome? Then head to Captain Murphy's Irish Pub. Here you can get traditional entertainment in a rustic Pub setting with a selection of beer and bites on the menu. Telephone: 61 8 9195 5900 Web: Captain Murphy's Irish Pub

Bay Club

This chic venue overlooks the waters of Roebuck Bay. Friday and Saturday nights feature local entertainment till late and free snacks. The Sunday session, Sunday by the Bay, has local entertainment from 2pm. Telephone: 61 8 9192 1303 Web: Bay Club

Divers Tavern

Music, entertainment and maritime decorations are only some of the highlights of this Australian bar. At Divers Tavern you can find happy people enjoying a fun night out. This is the ideal starting point for an evening in Broome. Telephone: 61 8 9193 6066 Web: Divers Tavern

Sunset Bar & Grill

When visiting Cable Beach for a long day of sunbathing, why not grab a beer at Sunset Bar & Grill? Here you can enjoy the last hours of light sitting on a spacial terrace with cool drinks. Telephone: 61 8 9192 0470 Web: Sunset Bar & Grill

Matso's Broome Brewery

Matso's Brewery is your place for craft beer in Broome. The microbrewery offers locally produced variations and has a great selection to choose from. The do-it-yourself setting and the cozy atmosphere will enhance your beer experience. Telephone: 61 8 9193 5811 Web: Matso's Broome Brewery

Best Broome Hotels

32 Comments

  1. Jomata

    Hello there,  thank you for this very detailed and informative post,  it’s summer already and i have already planned going on vacation with my family to unwind from the many stress and and I have been having the challenge of deciding where to spend my vacation until my travel agent mentioned Broome Australia and from this review here,  I think my family and i are really going to like it there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I think you would enjoy Broome!  Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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  2. edahnewton1

    Hey nice article you have there. I have heard about Broome before now but not as concise like this. I am  amazed with all its recreational and mind-blowing facilities to make an adventure a memorable one. Having known the perfect time to visit (June to Mid August), I will definitely take advantage of this season to explore this amazing beach with my family, it will definitely be a pleasant and memorable experience for us

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I think it would make a lot of good memories for your family.  I am glad you enjoyed my Broome Australia post.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  3. Skuchmane

    Wow, what great information on Broome Australia.  I have been looking at planning an Australia vacation when this pandemic is over.  I had not heard of Broome before, but it looks amazing.  You’re Broome Australia guide is inspiring and amazing.  Thanks for sharing such exclusive concise information with us, thanks for the info, you truly are the best

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Well thank you so much!  I am really glad you enjoyed your visit to my Broome Australia guide.  I appreciate you taking the time to leave me comments as well.

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  4. Philebur

    Hello there, thanks so much for putting this information together for Broome Australia.. I must say i really did enjoyed going through your guide as it contains a lot of needed information for planning a vacation to Broome.  After reading this amazing guide, I am ready to plan my vacation to Broome.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great!  Please let me know if you need any additional information.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  5. LineCowley

    Hi there, I love going to Australia and I have been fortunate enough to do a road trip from Sydney, all the way up the east coast to Cairns, but I have never been to the West coast. Broome certainly looks like a place that I will have to unclude next time we do a road trip.

    The 15-day Camping Tour sounds awesome and that way I can include Darwin as well. Australia has so much to offer. Thank you for putting together such a great selection of things to do in and about Broome. I will definitely bookmark it to incorporate it in my next trip. Liné

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds great!  Sounds like you are ready for your next Australia trip.  If you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Mojisola Kupolati (Debbie)

    Your review of “Broom Australia” is an eye-opener to a potential holiday destination which I am going to propose to my family for our next holiday. Many of the fascinating things we have learnt from our family friend who lived in Australia is being confirmed here. The beach resort is full of natural sensations. I will also like to experience the sunset camel ride and the dinosaur trails which are part of the tourist attraction of the resort. Thanks. Debbie.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome Debbie.  I am glad you enjoyed.  I think your family will agree that a Broome Australia vacation will be wonderful.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  7. Hilde

    I am so happy I came over your website. It was an adventure in itself just surfing around on your website.  I think Broome looks like a beautiful travel destination. On my list of places to go after reading your article. I had no Idea Broome could offer such beautiful beaches and landscapes. I am not an Australian resident so I wonder how long time in advance do I have to apply for a touristvisa? 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It’s actually quite simple to get a tourist visa.  You can actually get it on the internet as long as you have your passport.  There will be a small fee, but pretty easily done.  Broome is wonderful.  Thank you for stopping by beach travel destinations.

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  8. Paw Simon

    Hi! Thanks for showing me such a beautiful place. I like travelling and see the beauty of the country side. I have been to Thailand, Burma, Loas, USA, and Canada. Some of my friends live in Australia and invite me to visit, but I didn’t have a chance to go there yet. My grandma-in-law and some of the family there too. Right now I try to do my online business and wish to be successful. If I have money and time, I would like to visit this place that you mention in this post and thanks for the contact and the interesting information. I’m so much interesting in 15 days camping tour. I believe it will be such a great experience if I have a chance to be there and spend time there. I will safe this website and wait till I have a good chance and visit that place. Thanks and be safe.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much.  I agree that the 15 day camping tour is the way to go.  I have not done that yet, but it is one of the things I plan to do when I am in Broome next.  Thanks for visiting my Broome Australia guide.

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  9. Cynthia

    Thank you for the travel tips for Broome, Australia. I must say, during this Covid 19 time when travelling is not permitted, reading travel destinations like your site, is both motivating and depressing lol

    I am a big traveler and was travelling when the Covid hit and I had to cancel the remaining of my 1 year sabbatical, that I had planned for over 7 years. I do not think I will ever be able to take that time off again from work.

    I have been to Australia many years ago but would love to return with my husband who has never been. I have been to Cairns, Sydney, Byron<s Bay and Noosa, but I have never been to Broome. The beaches and nightlife look absolutely stunning and full of fun. We will definitely consider Broome as one of the destinations when we make it to Australia. 

    Great site with lots of information!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes motivating and depressing sounds about right.  I am ready to travel, yet I want to stay safe.  So I just workout at home and try to stay in shape and ready for when this is all over….one day.  Here in Florida we are now on our second wave of the pandemic which is sad because people just need to follow the guidelines.  You are a lucky girl to have been to so many places in Australia!

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  10. Tina

    Oh man, now I want to travel and see new and exciting places I have never been before. You certainly do make it all very appealing. I love the beach, love being in the sun and very much enjoy seeing new places and meeting new people. After having been cooped up for over a month and a half with all the CoVid-19 stuff going on, I am beside myself as to how ready I am for the beach right now. Oh how I wish I could visit every single place you talk about here. Well, I can dream if nothing else.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You and me both Tina,  I would just love to be a traveling beach bum going from one wonderful place to another.  That would be the life!

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  11. Selenity Jade

    Oooh!  This is a new destination I hadn’t heard of before!  So gorgeous, thank you!  I’m curious though.  If the dry season is the best time to visit, how bad is the wet season?  Some people like going in the off-season, so I’m just curious if it’s just a lot of rain, or is it cold and rainy? Or rather, I guess it’ll be getting to springtime in the southern hemisphere by the time the dry season is over in Broome, so it would be rainy and HOT, maybe?

    Can I just say, 15 days of camping in Australia would be the best vacation EVER.  Wow!  Thanks for the article. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      The wet season is associated with tropical cyclones and monsoon rains. The majority of rainfall occurs between December and March (the Southern Hemisphere summer), when thunderstorms are common and afternoon relative humidity averages over 70% during the wettest months.  It will still be hot…in the 90’s.  Some people don’t like that kind of humidity.  I live here in Florida, and when it rains it is humid, but I don’t really mind it all all.  I agree, a camping trip in Australia, especially along the beach would be pretty awesome!

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  12. Fernanda

    Thanks for the review regarding Broome in Australia. I have always wanted to go to Australia, specially the beaches (as I come from a tropical country). Broome looks like a beautiful place, with lots of activities to do! If I am coming from overseas, what is the easiest way to get there (closest airport)? Hopefully I get to visit it after this whole pandemic is over. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You can fly directly into Broome International Airport.  That is the quickest way to get there.  Not sure where you are at now, so can’t really tell you which is the best route.  Yes, I think we all have a lot of traveling to do once this pandemic is over.

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  13. Teboho Lekhanya

    Hi,

    Thanks so very much for this appetising article! You have really done justice to Broome WA!

    This is a town I vaguely remember hearing of. It’s surprising because it’s, based on your description and the attached stunning photos, absolutely one of the most beautiful and endowed parts of Australia.

    I have tried to explore the attached map (and thanks for providing it), but I was unsuccessful in really orientating myself. I have been to WA, and remember driving through some of the small towns I see on the map. But is Broome to the North or South of Perth? How many kilometres to Perth

    I slept in one of the camp sites in this part of WA and was completely overcome by the friendly atmosphere. One family of tourists had even been to my home town in Africa – imagine how emotional our meeting was! And the safety and tranquility is just overflowing.

    I absolutely love History and the History of Science, so for me, the greatest attractions include Broome’s role in World War II, and the ancient dinosaur footprints of Gantheaume Point.

    Thanks very much for a brilliantly written article, in the most beautiful English language! 😊

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Teboho for stopping by and I appreciate the comments you took the time to leave as well.  Broome is to the south of Perth, and about 842 km away.  And yes, Broome is a great Australia destination.

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  14. Shawn T

    Great Article, Australia is a place that I very much want to visit, the part i’m not excited about is the long plane ride! However, I love the seemly temperate weather, the calm beaches, and you’ve really highlighted a lot of great places to stay as well as enjoy will in Broome.

    Shawn

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Shawn.   Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Antonio

    Hi

    You make Broome sound like an idealistic  place to visit. There are so many different things to do and should appeal to a body from a young age to the elderly.  It seems to me that you cannot beat the Australian  climate and hospitality  but one of my main concerns is the high temperatures that you will experience and the large crowds that go when visiting  a tourist are. I really enjoy how you break up the sights, what to expect and the great eateries  to go to.

    You make me wish I was right there now but as I am in lockdown I have to wait.

    Thanks

    Antonio 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, we are all pretty much in lockdown darn it.  Here we did go to phase 2 yesterday, so restaurants and movie theaters are now open.  You will find Broome to be less crowded then some of the other more well known Australian beach towns.  I wish I were there too!

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  16. Mohammad

    Oh I wish we could head off to a sunny resort now… can’t wait until the world gets a bit back to normal!

    Some of these beaches look absolutely heavenly, would love to try some of them out someday. I’ve never been down-under, but it someone I’d like to visit and check out.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, I can’t wait till the world is back to normal as well!  I have lots of vacation plans awaiting me 🙂  Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments.

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