From its pristine beaches to its natural beauty and rich history, Broome in Western Australia is a total pearler.
Once upon a time, the pearling industry put the remote coastal town of Broome on the map. Today, Broome’s multi-culturalism connects with its diverse neighbours, much like the Kimberley lives by the gravitational pull of its tides. Broome is a world class holiday destination, and the gateway to the Kimberley in the North West of Australia.
Only a two-and-a-half hour flight from Perth, Qantas, and Virgin Australia also run flights from other major capital cities and internationally. If you’re up for the challenge of driving over 2,000 kilometres from Perth to Broome, give yourself between five to seven days and stop off along the way at the Pinnacles, Kalbarri, Coral Bay, Exmouth, Karijini National Park, and Eighty Mile Beach.
Situated as a gateway to the awe-inspiring Kimberley region, Broome serves as the perfect starting point for those keen to explore one of Australia’s last true wildernesses. Adventurers can embark on exciting 4WD expeditions, explore the rugged gorges and cascading waterfalls, witness ancient rock art, or take a scenic flight over the breathtaking landscape. The diverse and untouched natural beauty of the Kimberley unfolds at every turn, leaving visitors totally smitten with the area.
You don’t have to be an adventurer to enjoy Broome, either. The foodie scene here is exploding with the region specialising in fresh seafood from the area. The weekly Courthouse Markets, which hero fresh produce, artisan craft and local art, are also a must-visit.