Broome is a lot More than Beautiful Beaches
Broome is a pearling town at the western gateway to The Kimberley region of Western Australia. The pristine waters, wide empty beaches, abundant wildlife, tropical climate and breathtaking colors attract thousands of visitors each year. Ride a camel along Cable Beach, shop for pearls in Chinatown, visit the dinosaur footprints or bird watch in Roebuck Bay. Soak up the Indian Ocean sunsets and catch the ‘moon staircase’ illusion on a full moon.
Another fun tour is taking a journey to the tip of the Dampier Peninsula to experience the remote coastal wilderness area of Cape Leveque and local Aboriginal communities.
Traveling over rugged terrain on the unsealed sections of the road, the first stop is the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Here you will visit the famous Sacred Heart Church with its exquisite Pearl Shell Altar, built in 1918 by the Pallotine Monks.
Another point of interest up here is One Arm Point – a remote Indigenous community with amazing views of the Buccaneer Archipelago. You can enjoy a guided visit to the trochus hatchery and learn about the Bardi Jawis strong connection to their rich culture and saltwater traditions. Visit the aquaculture center, where a range of local art and artifacts can be admired and purchased.
There are some magnificent pearls farms up in this area and for the inner adventurer, there are exhilarating sea safaris on the Buccaneer Archipelago famed for enormous tidal rush, standing waves and intense whirlpools.
There is not only incredible beauty in Broome and its surrounding areas, but also a lot of cultural and natural historic elements to be uncovered.