Local Artists and initiatives
Yane’s Photo Gallery
Yane Sotiroski is a professional photographer based in Broome, Western Australia. Specialising in aerial and landscape photography each image portrays the beauty and essence of the Kimberley
Big Girl Skirts
The organisers had the idea of involving the Aboriginal women from across the Kimberley who’re living in Broome indefinitely while undergoing kidney dialysis treatment. On the first Sunday of each month the skirts are sewn by volunteers and then sold throughout the Kimberley.
Hidden Valley Handicrafts
Unique handcrafted, natural soaps, candles and skin care products hand made with love in Broome WA Australia. Available at the Broome Courthouse Markets or the shop in Bluehaze.
Yuen Wing General Store
Owned and operated by the Yuen family offering a wide range of merchandise from groceries to camping gear. Wings offers everything you need and a lot that you didn’t know you needed. Located in the heart of Chinatown.
Places to visit in Broome
Gantheaume Point includes a stretch of white sandy beach as well as a red rock cliff face overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, about a ten minute drive from the town centre of Broome. Locals gather to fish and relax and visitors enjoy searching for the dinosaur footprints.
Cable Beach is a (22 kilometre)-long stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of sand dunes, red ochre cliffs and fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Take an iconic camel ride or enjoy the surf and sand.
Located a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Broome and overlooking the stunning turquoise coloured Roebuck Bay. Town Beach is perfect for a picnic or swim at high tide. At low tide town beach hosts the flying boat wrecks.
Built to replace the old jetty near Town Beach, this massive structure can accommodate large cargo and cruise ships at any tide. The wharf is a popular fishing spot and is open to the public except during cargo operations.
The delightful multi-cultural mix of people in Broome is highlighted with a wander through Chinatown. Johnny Chi Lane hosts a shady cafe and an eclectic mix of shops. Pearl showrooms, Sun Pictures, along with a variety of retail outlets and sidewalk cafes create a vibrant impression.
Once the hub of the pearling industry in the early 1900s you can now walk on the jetty when the tide is high for a bit of fun and history.
Things to do
Relationships Exhibition Heritage Centre Broome (Sisters of St John of God)
Located at the heritage listed Old Convent. Get an insight into the relationship formed by the Sisters with the people of the Kimberley since 1907.
Broome Crocodile Park
Australia’s biggest collection of salt water crocodiles at Malcolm Douglas crocodile park offers a 3.00pm feeding spectacle.
Lurujarri Heritage Trail
9 day cultural walking journey along the song cycle between Minyirr (Broome) and Minarriny (Yellow River) Part of this trail is located close the chez Marguerites.
Broome Bush Walks
Paul is a local naturalist and a bush guide who has a deep love for the environment. Having studied the flora and fauna of the Kimberley for twenty years, his extensive knowledge and field experience will enlighten you as you discover the many natural secrets of Broome.
Willie Creek Pearl Farm
Situated on a picturesque tidal creek, a tour provides insight into modern cultured pearls. Buy a pearl from the shop or relax in the cafe/restaurant.
Broome Hovercraft Tours
Experience the magnificent sights and history of Broome from Roebuck Bay aboard the Broome’s unique hovercraft. You can also enjoy the view from Thousand Stars Cafe/restaurant, a new initiative situated right on the bay.
Broome Staircase Markets
Held during the full moon at Town Beach. Experience the festive atmosphere to celebrate the moon rising over the mudflats at low tide. There are a variety stalls and food vans.
A day at the races is an experience rather than a race day. Races operate fortnightly from the 28th of May to the 13th of August.
Festival of words for book and word lovers – workshops, meet the author nights and more.
Places to eat
The iconic Mangrove Hotel has magnificent bayside views, and is perfect for an evening sundowner on the boardwalk or a pleasant meal admiring Roebuck Bay or the mud flats depending on the tide.
Sunset Bar Cable Beach Club Broome
Relaxing at the Sunset Bar & Grill with the sun setting over the Indian Ocean and watching the camels wander by is a truly memorable experience. Cocktails can be complemented by meals from the casual bar or you can enjoy an a la carte dinner from the grill.
Broome Bus Service
Travelling with Broome’s Town Bus Service is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to see Broome. Operating an hourly day service 7 days per week, all year round. Bus stops are near to all major accommodation on the way through Town Beach, Chinatown, Broome Boulevard Shops and Cable Beach.
Informative local travellers guide. Can be purchased almost anywhere.