The exotic pearling town of Broome offers some deliciously indulgent eco-resorts dotted across its spectacular landscape.
Broome's Cable Beach, with 22 kilometres of white sand, kissed by warm, crystal waters, and is justifiably world famous and the ideal place to watch the sunset on a balmy, tropical night.
From fiery red ochre cliffs contrasting with bright turquoise waters to pearl diving sagas and dinosaur footprints -the history of Broome is as captivating as the scenery.
Situated in the state's far north, a two and a half hour flight from Perth, it's an oasis of colour, culture and eclectic characters.
Broome's colourful lifestyle, chilled out vibe and vibrant landscape has made it a Mecca for artists, writers and musicians.
The town's multicultural mix was shaped by a romantic pearling history when Japanese, Filipino and Malay pearl divers arrived in droves seeking their fortune.
Today, thanks to Broome's unpolluted waters, South Sea pearls are among the most coveted in the world. Witness first-hand how Broome pearls are cultured at a local pearl farm.
Pearl showrooms line the streets of Chinatown - splash out on a pearl (or two!) as the ultimate memento of your trip. This is also where you'll find art galleries, shops and cafes -the perfect place for some retail therapy.
One of Broome's natural treasures is the Staircase to the Moon. For three days after the full moon from March to October, reflections stretch out across shiny mudflats creating the beautiful illusion of a long silver staircase.
Another interesting natural attraction is Gantheaume Point, where you can see dinosaur footprints believed to be more than 130 million years old.
Accommodation-wise, there are plenty of plush hotels, up-market resorts and eco retreats to choose from.
For the budget traveller, there's a good selection of hostels.
Book ahead in winter!
Activities you can engage in:
- Off Road Driving
- Art and Craft
- Camel Riding
- Fishing - Beach
- Fishing - Game
- Fishing - Deep Sea
- Jet Boating
- Bush Tucker
- Animal Viewing
Experiences you can enjoy:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- The Arts
- Caravan and Camping