Staircase to the Moon 2022, Broome

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Staircase to Moon is a natural phenomenon best witnessed in Roebuck Bay, Broome.

The experience usually occurs over 3 nights on a full moon, between March and November. As the full moon 'rises' from below the horizon it's brightness reflects on the exposed extremely low-tide mudflats creating an illusion of a 'staircase to the moon'.

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Staircase to the Moon - Mangrove Hotel, Broome

Staircase to the Moon 2021 Moonlight Bay Suites View

Staircase to the Moon - Moonlight Bay Suites, Broome











During the event periods Night Markets are held at Town Beach. Guests staying along Roebuck Bay at Mangrove Hotel and Moonlight Bay Suites are in the prime position. A new lookout, built in 2019, provides a great viewing location from Chinatown for a small group. It is recommended to arrive in your preferred location early and secure the best vantage point.

If you're planning a Broome holiday in 2022 we suggest timing your getaway with Staircase to the Moon. Here are the dates:

Saturday 19th 6.55pm
Sunday 20th 7.34pm
Monday 21st 8.16pm

Sunday 17th 6.09pm
Monday 18th 6.55pm
Tuesday 19th 7.45pm

Tuesday 17th 6.27pm
Wednesday 18th 7.28pm
Thursday 19th  8.33pm

Wednesday 15th 6.13pm
Thursday 16th 7.21pm
Friday 17th 8.29pm

Thursday 14th 6.07pm
Friday 15th 7.15pm
Saturday 16th 8.19pm

Friday 12th 5.58pm
Saturday 13th 7.01pm
Sunday 14th 8.00pm

Sunday 11th 6.40pm
Monday 12th 7.36pm
Tuesday 13th 8.30pm

Monday 10th 6.17pm
Tuesday 11th 7.11pm
Wednesday 12th 8.06pm

Wednesday 9th 6.50pm
Thursday 10th 7.45pm
Friday 11th 8.40pm

Stairway to the Moon 2022 dates with 3 nights of moon-rise times for Broome supplied with thanks by Greg Quicke from Astro Tours. The experience is a natural occurrence, out of our control, therefore subject to other weather conditions, i.e. clouds can affect the phenomenon.

Broome, Kimberley & Beyond is a destination specialist and can assist with planning your perfect getaway including Broome accommodation, tours, transport and airfares.