20+ Best Things To Do in Broome, WA


things to do in broome

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Broome’s Best Attractions

Broome is the likely destination for your cruise along the Kimberley Coast. It’s an amazing town with a lot to offer and a fascinating history.

Broome is unlike any other town in the world. It’s a small, isolated community in North-Western Australia’s Kimberley Region. Here is where the Indian Ocean meets one of the last great wildernesses in the world. Broome’s rich pearling history has left a unique melting pot of multi-cultural people.

Every year thousands flock to our beautiful waters and wide empty beaches. We also have abundant wildlife, a tropical climate, and stunning colours.

There are two seasons to choose from: wet and dry. The average temperature is 33 degrees on most days, with the possibility of 33 and dry or 33-degrees humid. It can be ” Kimberley cold” during dry seasons, with temperatures dropping to an average of 13 degrees Celsius in the evening.

This is a guide to the local area for your convenience. These things to do are also broken down into different categories: relaxation, nature, food attractions, must-dos, WOW, activities and cultural.

Horizontal Falls Scenic Flight & Day Cruise

Horizontal Falls Tours

horizontal falls

Many people consider spending time in the Kimberley Wilderness to be one of their most memorable experiences. The Go Horizontal Falls day trip includes a visit to the world-famous Horizontal Falls by fast boat. There is also a scenic flight above the Falls and the Buccaneer archipelago. All ages are welcome (over 3 years old). You will leave Broome at 8:30 and return by 5 pm.

For more information visit: Horizontal Falls Tours

Riddell Beach

riddell beach

Although not as well-known as Cable Beach, it is still easy to find. Broome Beach is a beautiful beach with amazing rock formations. It’s worth packing an esky to head here for a sundowner.

More information at Beachsafe Boome

Visit Dinosaur Footprints

dinosaur coast

Recent discoveries by Palaeontologists in Broome have led to the discovery of more dinosaur footprints – some of the largest in the entire world. Visit us before everyone else!

More info at: Dinosaur Coast


roebuck bay

Broome’s waters are great for fishing. You can fish in Roebuck Bay, Mangrove Jack, and Threadfin salmon. You have the option to rent a boat, fish from the shore or hire a charter fishing vessel.

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More information visit Broome

See Staircase to Moon

staircase to moon

This rare phenomenon occurs from March to October at specific times over Roebuck Bay. The moon rises above exposed mudflats at very low tide, creating a beautiful vista. This is worth coordinating your Broome dates to witness!

More information at Australia’s North West

Rent a Brolly at Cable Beach

cable beach

It’s a great way to relax on one of Australia’s most popular beaches. You can relax on a sun-lounger under an umbrella at one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. You can rent SUP’s, Kayaks, and other active equipment if you feel like it!

More information at Australia’s NorthWest

Broome Aquarium

broome aquarium

The aquarium is a brand new attraction in Broome. It recreates the marine environment around Broome from Cable Beach to the nearby creeks and Roebuck Bay. Learn about the complex marine ecosystems surrounding Broome.

More info at: Aqua Broome

Discover the stunning colours of Gantheaume Point

gantheaume point broome

Broome is not complete without seeing the red rocks and the turquoise water of the ocean. A visit to Ganethaum Point is a must. Cable Beach is just a short distance away. A short stretch of unpaved road leads to the spectacular views at Gantheaume Point’s cliff section. You will find parking there and an interpretive signage center that explains the history of this area. You will see locals leaping from the rocks into sparkling waters at high tide, or someone laying a lazy line to catch fish below.

More information at Australia’s Northwest

Watch a movie at the oldest outdoor picture theatre in existence!

sun pictures broome theatre

Sun Pictures is an iconic Broome icon that’s rich in history. Enjoy piping hot popcorn while you relax on deck chairs beneath the stars.

More information at Sun Pictures

Broome Historical Museum – Broome’s incredible history

This adorable little building, which is run by volunteers, is filled to the brim of artefacts, photos, and tons of Broome pearling memorabilia.

More information at Broome Historical Society & Museum

Buddha Sanctuary

buddha sanctuary broome

This beautiful garden is a place where you can relax, meditate, or practise yoga. The 3.5-Metre Crystal Sitting Buddha exudes grandeur and promotes healing and wellness.

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More information at Cable Beach Club

Visit the Cemetery

broome cemetery

Broome’s Japanese Cemetery pays tribute to the many Japanese Pearl Divers who died due to the bends (divers paralysis), and to the cyclones at the sea. More than 700 graves are available. Peaceful, tranquility and remembrance in a quiet environment

More information visit: Trip Planner

Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Park

malcolm douglas wilderness park

As you pass through the giant saltwater crocodile heads, discover this wilderness park for adventurers! There are many things to do for all ages, including crocs, dingoes and bilbies as well as snakes, snakes, and lizards. This shop features amazing vintage footage from Malcolm’s adventures.

More information: malcolmdouglas.com.au

Meet the legend Space Gandalf

space gandalf greg quicke

Greg Quicke, also known as “Space Gandalf”, is the master of Astronomy and is a world-famous figure. He gives a 2-hour tour that covers planets, big telescopes, and tells a lot of stories about everything in the planetary universe.

More information visit Broome

Visit the Broome Courthouse Markets

The Courthouse market is alive with colour every Saturday morning (check times for Sunday evenings and Thursday nights). Enjoy the local arts and crafts, the delicious gastronomic delights of the many food vans, and meet the people of Broome.

More information at Broome Courthouse Markets

Relax at Bali Hai Spa

bali hai spa broome

The Traditional Balinese Village treatment recipe will make you feel like you’re in Bali, surrounded by lush rice terraces. After your spiritual and physical experience, you will feel calm and peaceful upon your return.

More information: balihairesort.com

Take part in a cultural tour led by Bart Pigram

Bart Pigram, a Yawuru from the West Kimberley in northwest Australia is Bart. Born and raised in Broome, Bart is passionate about telling the story of Broome’s history. Bart founded Narlijia Tours, a tour company that combines knowledge from his saltwater lifestyle and professional training as an curator. In the Yawuru language, Narlijia is ‘true to you’. This is Bart’s desire to share his Aboriginal and multicultural perspectives first-hand.

More info at: Narlijia Tours

Go to the Crab Races

Every Sunday, Broome’s Crazy Crab Races offers you the chance to try your luck. For the Crazy Crab Races, join Rabbit, your crabby compere and his crabby critters. It’s fun for the whole family and helps local charities and organizations.

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More information visit: Divers Tavern

Back a winner at Broome Turf Club

The Broome Turf Club is a tranquil, serene oasis that has evolved from its rustic roots as a ‘pindan’. International tourists love to spend a day at Broome’s races. It is a unique experience that they highly recommend. It is an iconic part of Broome’s tourism calendar. Here, members of the multi-cultural community mix with visitors from far and near.

More information at Broome Turf Club

Visit Broome’s Amazing Galleries

Broome is home to many talented galleries and artists. You will find something you love, from Sobrane’s stunning wall art and outdoor “birds” around the town to James Down’s vibrant Broome colours, Yane’s photographic masterpieces, Suzy France’s breathtaking landscapes, and amazing Indigenous Art at Short St Gallery.

More at : Broome

It’s all about old Pearling days

Broome is all about pearls. Once the largest Pearling Port on the planet, Broome’s past is filled with stories of pearl divers, luggers and skulduggery. To learn more about Broome’s rich pearling history, you can visit pearl farms and buy pearls.

More information at Australia’s NorthWest: Pearls and Pearling

Sunset Drinks at The Club

Broome sunsets are simply amazing. Even better is a Cable Beach Club sunset bar, surrounded by palm trees and watching the sun slip behind the Indian Ocean horizon.

Come in to enjoy a bite of Broome

This remarkable tribute to Broome’s culture and history is worth a visit if you’re in town. A Taste of Broome features a music and photo show that showcases the unique Indigenous culture of Broome’s multicultural population. This event features music, media and dance as well as food and arts, heritage and tradition.

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