Broome is one of the most extraordinary places to visit in Western Australia. Broome tours can offer many ways to experience the town’s history, culture and stunning landscapes. Broome offers a unique holiday experience full of colour and natural phenomena. This beachside town is known for its amazing sunsets, beautiful beaches, pearling history and unique culture. To get the most out of this spectacular Kimberley town, here are four free things you can do while in Broome.
Enjoy a Dip at Town Beach
Town Beach is a family-friendly beach where you can enjoy the day surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters. The kids will love the nearby water playground or you can relax and take in the scenic waterfront views while enjoying a BBQ. Town Beach Café is also located right on the waterfront where you can enjoy breakfast and lunch with stunning ocean views.
Explore Chinatown on Foot
Chinatown is the multicultural soul of Broome. Beginning in the 1880’s when pearling crews set up their camps, Chinatown has grown into a multicultural, historical and boutique retail hub that is not to be missed.
Spend a day wandering around the historical Chinatown and stop at one of the many tasty restaurants or cafes along the way. You’ll find plenty of places to shop as well, and enjoy a variety of novelty shops. Along your walk you will find reading plaques that describe the town’s early years and take you on a journey through the towns pearling history, tourism boom and the struggles of World War II.
Experience the Sunset at Cable Beach
Broome’s iconic Cable Beach is most travellers’ first stop. The stunning beach and surrounding landscape are the perfect setting for watching the sun ‘dropping’ below the horizon. Arrive early and nab your preferred position, whether it be the raised grassed area, on the shoreline or at the popular Sunset Bar & Grill.
Shop at the Markets
Broome has some of the best markets to experience on your trip. On Saturdays you can head over to the Courthouse Markets and indulge in the largest arts and crafts markets in the Kimberley. The Courthouse markets feature quality handmade items such as jewellery, soaps, candles and glassware along with live music and food stalls. Or visit the stores in Chinatown’s Johnny Chi Lane. From May to October you can also experience live music, local cuisine and a wide variety of stallholders at the Staircase to the Moon Night Markets for the 2 nights of the full moon.
It’s true what they say that the best things in life are free. In Broome, you need not tear your wallets to have real fun and make the most of your vacation. If you know where to go, then you shouldn’t have to worry about money. All it takes is your time and probably some great company to truly enjoy the wonders that Broome can offer.
Contact Broome, Kimberley & Beyond for more information about Broome tours and accommodation.