Population: Approx 16,000
Once the pearling capital of the world, Broome is a unique and exotic town with a romantic and often flamboyant history. Surrounded by the sparkling turquoise waters of Cable Beach, with craggy red cliffs and endless white sands, Broome's stunning natural beauty and relaxed tropical feel will capture your imagination. Allow yourself time to explore Chinatown and the pearl and art galleries Broome is famous for. Learn about Broome's pearling past and the secrets of cultured pearling today or simply soak up the colour, moods and the magic that is Broome.
Climate: Broome enjoys mainly dry, sunny days during the peak months of May to October, making it a perfect escape from the winter chills of Southern Australia, with an average daily temperature of 30c. Make sure you pack your swimsuit, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent and a good book. Evenings can be cooler at this time of year, with an average overnight temperature of 16c, however it can drop as low as 6c, so warm clothing is recommended. The tropical summer is typified by humid days and balmy nights, with cooling rainfall, spectacular lightning shows and superb sunsets. Tropical Cyclones are a seasonal natural hazard that may occur between November and April. Should this happen during your stay, please contact your hotel reception staff for instructions and information.
Special Events: For 3 days of each month between March and October, Broome experiences a natural phenomenon known as "Staircase to the Moon". Caused by the reflection of a full moon at low tide over the mudflats of Roebuck Bay, this is a "must do" if it occures during your stay. Viewing is best from Town Beach or the Mangrove Hotel.
The Broome Turf Club Race round operates between June and August. Check our website or ask our reservations staff for dates.
Distances from Broome: Derby 221km, Fitzroy Crossing 396km, Port Hedland 612km, Kununurra 1044km, Perth 2230km
If your adventure sees you driving into the Kimberley or Pilbara from Broome, please check road conditions with Main Roads WA at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or call 138138. Please be aware that you are entering remote areas and ensure you are prepared.