With its red earth, turquoise oceans and unique history, Broome beckons visitors from Australia and around the world. Broome acts as a gateway to the Kimberley region and all its adventures. The town has white, sandy beaches, the tropical Indian Ocean waters, and red rocks, but it has far more to offer. So, here we’ll look at what you can expect from Broome tours and the areas to visit to help you plan your dream break.
Located at the heart of old Broome, Chinatown is a shoppers paradise. Whether you want to do some serious retail therapy or have a more sedate morning visiting galleries and enjoying coffee and a light lunch, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Chinatown.
Chinatown has been established in Broome since the first pearling crews set up camp in their tin sheds in the 1800s. Since then, the area has developed into an iconic tourist town with boutique retail outlets and historical significance.
You can meander the streets by yourself or follow the Chinatown trail, but it is certainly worth planning some serious time in your itinerary to visit Chinatown.
Another iconic sight in Broome is Cable Beach. Stretching 22 kilometres, with its white sands, turquoise waters and red rocks, you can walk the beach and take in a spectacular sunset. Cable Beach is also home to many of the Broom’s resorts and restaurants. Whether you want to take a romantic stroll or a more adventurous camel ride, Cable Beach is a must see on any Broome tours.
Get Into Nature
Another attractive feature of Broome and Kimberley tours is that you can get into nature. The area is packed with some superb sights and unspoiled scenery. You can watch the thousands of migratory birds at Roebuck Bay, explore the dinosaur footprints in the reef rock, or watch the dolphins, turtles, and whales in the local waters. If you want to plan a real adventure, head into the Kimberley outback to see the flora, and fauna, discovering secluded swimming spots and spectacular falls.
Insight into the Pearling Industry
When considering itineraries for the best Kimberley tours, be sure to think about learning about Broome’s pearling industry. You can learn about the early days of the pearling industry when Broome was known around the world for the quality and size of its mother of pearl offerings. There is evidence of the past throughout the town including heritage buildings, the world’s oldest outdoor picture gardens and restored pearling luggers. You can browse the jewelery showrooms to see the exquisite Australian South Sea Pearls or visit a pearl farm to learn about how cultured pearls are created.
With so much to see and do in and around Broome, it is easy to see how you can experience different Broome tours. When planning your holiday, you will need to think about the type of break you would enjoy.
If you enjoy action and adventure, consider fishing or adventure tours where you get out into the Kimberley to see some amazing flora and fauna, visit falls and discover the unspoiled beauty of the region.
However, if you would prefer a more sedate pace, you can stick closer to the town with shopping excursions, visits to the historical sites and plenty of beach time.
Whatever type of break you would enjoy, you’ll find something to see and do in and around Broome.
The Kimberley region has a wet and dry season, rather than the traditional four seasons in other areas of the world. The dry season runs from May to October and offers warm, dry weather and is the most popular time for Broome tours. During the wet season between November and April, it is quieter, but there are still some tours available. However, you need to carefully consider your itinerary, as the heavy rains can cause road closures and other issues that could impact your trip.
Broome is a fantastic destination with access to remote and rugged scenery and sights. Because of this diversity, it is worth taking some time to plan the itinerary of your tour to ensure that you enjoy the type of break that you prefer.
If you are considering Broome tours, be sure to speak to us. The Broome Kimberley and Beyond team is on hand to answer any questions, guide you through the options for the best Kimberley tours, and discuss tour requirements. We would be delighted to help you to plan all the details to bring your dream holiday into reality.