TO do list of Broome. WA
Broome is quite spread out but well serviced by local buses. Catch the first bus out and earn your breakfast walking from the point along cable Beach.Join the happy sunseekers bobbing in the gentle waves, swimming at Glorious Cable Beach. Have fish and Chips at the Port. Above all dont missthe camel trains at sunset with their reflections in the wet sand of Cable Beach- a great scenic spectacle.
- Family Travel
Sun Cinemas, old and new
The original old open air Sun Cinema still runs and has an interesting display of equipment and memorobilia in it's foyer. We went to the new Sun Cinema across the other side of the oval to sit in cool air-conditioned comfort on a stinking hot day.
- Budget Travel
Cable Beach is awesome! Twenty two kilometres long. You can see the curve of the earth along the horizon. The tide receeds along way leaving pristine hard pale sand.
There are sand crabs, tropical shells and coral to find.
And if you hadn't already heard, watch a sunset from Cable Beach, there's bars and reastaurants set up to get the best views or you can take your 4wd down onto the beach.
- Work Abroad
- Budget Travel
The Japanese Cemetery is what it says.
Here lie the deceased Japanese that worked in the area. For a very small pay they had to dive for the Mussels that make pearls: the precious Oysters.
A lot of them died because of that dangerous work.
The Cemetery has the typical japanese stile: simple, yet aesthetic.
It is a must see in Broome, but remember that it still is a Cemetery and not only a tourist attraction.
- Road Trip
- Budget Travel
- Historical Travel
Camel Ride at Sunset on Cable Beach
If you are looking for something romantic to do around Broome, this is it: go Camel riding on the Beach at Sunset.
You get picked up at the bus station, then driven close to the beach. There you are introduced to "your" camel. 2 Persons per Camel, one in front of the hump, the other one behind.
Through the dunes you ride slowly to the beach, where you arrive just in time for a wonderful sunset.
Back through the night to the Camel-Station.
All in all a wonderful - romantic evening - ride.
And: did you know that Australian Camels are exported to Egypt and other African countries?
First they imported them to Australia, because they thought they would be helpful in this dry surroundings ... and they were! But some escaped or were sent away, because they were not needed anymore. They did well in the Australian deserts, becoming wild again. Then they were rediscovered. And it was found that they were of better quality than the ones in Africa (less inbred most probably) - and today ... well.
- Horse Riding
Watch a movie at the "Sun Pictures"
The Sun Pictures is the oldest still standing and operating open air cinema in the world.
I have to admit it doesn´t look like much from the outside, but that´s not the important thing.
It is an Experience to watch a film in this surrounding. Even when the sun is down it will be some time before the sky is really black. While the stars come out and you watch the movie, there is a soft wind blowing through the palms and sometimes a gecko or a bat comes by...
- Theater Travel
Dinosaur Footprints at Gantheaume Point
Gauntheraume Point is a red sand-stone cliff at the sea.
Some million years ago (when the area was flat, muddy and not at the sea) a dinosaur walked through and left his footprints....
Unfortunately they can only be seen if the tide is very low. If it is not, there are some replica located higher there.
The information Centre should be able to give the information about the tides - or you can have a look at the local magazines.
But even if your low-tide is not low enough I would go there, just to see the red cliffs and their stark contrast to the tourquoise sea.
(The picture is not manipulated, it does look like that).
- National/State Park
Broome Crocodile Park
The Crocodile Park in Broome is managed by Malcolm Douglas, which is quite a famous person in Australia and elsewhere due to his work in many nature films and documentations.
If you have some time (and maybe not had a good look at australias salt water crockodiles, the "salties"), go there.
Open 1st April to 30th November
Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 5 pm
Feeding hour tours 3 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Guided Tours and Alligator Feeding: 3pm Monday and Tuesday
The park was founded to safe the species, which is not necessary anymore, there seem to be enough crocodiles around today. You can buy there the meat and skin of the crocs as well.
You will be explained the difference between Alligators (not common in Australia) and Crocodiles.
Photography on Cable Beach
I definitely recommend taking your telephoto lens to the beach with you, if you are interested in photography. A pod of dolphins were jumping in the waves close to shore on my first day in Broome - without my telephoto lens they might as well have been a kilometre away.
Every evening we hoped to see the dolphins again, but we ended up disappointed.
Seeing these beautiful animals and their wonderful acrobatics was definitely the highlight of my stay in Broome.
Cable Beach is definitely the main attraction of Broome, and is only a short bus ride away. There are decent facilities here, but it is still very easy, with a short walk, to find your own spot on the beach without being completely crowded.
The sea is good for swimming and the waves are great for body boarding (boards are available for hire).
Sunsets here can be truly spectacular, with many people taking photographs from the raised area by the cafeteria. Personally i prefer to get a bit lower, to capture the reflection of the sun in the wet sand.
Must go and have a look at Cable Beach. The best time for this is at sunset, as it is absolutely gorgeous. Take a camel ride or just have a few drinks on the beach.
But be prepared to see alot of peoples 'bits" hanging out. Seems that Cable Beach is a somewhat nudist retreat, and not many people have any shame in showing what they have (or havent as the case may be) got.
these may infact be some other nationality. Heading towards the famous Cable Beech are the Japanese Cemetery. Filled with graves of long lost divers its an interesting wander and a nice place to take some pictures. It reminds you of the hardship pearl divers would have faced.
What an amazing flight we had along cable beach in August with Broome Helicopters, just on sunset although not cheap, however if you take a few of your freinds it is very affordable!
then an 4 hour trip up to mt hart and accross to the remote walcot inlet and horizontal waterfalls the following day! an expiriance not to be missed with these expirianced guys in there state odf the art machines
we veiwed areas which i am sure could never be seen other than helicopter, even though it was around 37 degrees out side, the luyxuary of this helicopter with leather seats and air conditioning made it an incredable trip, worth every dollar...
- Adventure Travel
- Luxury Travel
Staircase to the moon
Every month, at full moon and the two days after full moon there's a very special thing happening: the 'staircase to the moon'.
At full moon the moon will rise when the sun sets. During this time of the day it's low tide, so the water level in the ocean near the shore is minimal. Because of the low tide there's a huge rippling mud flat. When the moon rises the moonlight will be reflected by the mud flat, which creates the optical effect of a staircase to the moon, hence the name of the phenomenon.
It's quite difficult to take a good picture of this effect (I've tried, but the pictures didn't come out very well), but you can always buy a postcard...(widely available in Broome)
You must see Cable Beach. This...
You must see Cable Beach. This is the most famous beach in the area. This is where the camel photo was taken.
When you are a new arrivals at the beach you are called 'Milk Bottles' because of your white little legs!!
When the surf rolls in you can see the little fish in the clear blue water.
- Diving and Snorkeling
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