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Broome: wonderful beaches and pearls

Broome is located along the north-western coast of Australia, south of Dampier Land and west of the wild Kimberley, of which Broome is the southern gateway. Founded around 1880 as a pearl port. It became a center of attraction for many immigrants who came here to work in the flourishing pearl industry.

The city territory was originally inhabited by the Yawurru Aboriginal tribe. The first Europeans discovered the Broome region in the late 17th century. But the city was founded only in 1883 and was named Broome in honor of the then governor of the colony of Western Australia, Frederick Broome. A few years later, due to the pearl trade, the city underwent a sudden development attracting immigrant workers from all over Australia and also from Japan and China. Still today in the city center there is a lively Chinatown with shops, restaurants and bars.


Broome is today a small town of 15,000 inhabitants, famous for being the most important seaside resort on the northern coast of Western Australia. The city is known for the beautiful Cable Beach. A long stretch of white sand, which is located 7 km from the city center and offers spectacular sunsets. Cable Beach stretches for about 20 km and is a large beach lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean. Cable Beach is one of Australia’s most popular beaches.

Another famous beach in Broome is Roebuck Bay located on the eastern shore, where thousands of migratory birds stop. A curiosity to be observed on this beach is the Staircase to the Moon phenomenon. A phenomenon that occurs when the full moon rises. In the event of a full moon and a favorable tide, the reflection of the full moon on the wet seabed creates the visual aspect of a ladder to the moon.

Other attractions are Crocodile Park dedicated to crocodiles and Broome Bird Observatory dedicated to birds. For dinosaur lovers, Gantheaume Point is located just 7 km from the city center. Here in case of low tide it is possible to observe the fossil footprints of dinosaurs dating back 130 million years ago.

Broome is the gateway to Kimberly, one of the wildest regions of Western Australia. From here it is possible to continue east along the Great Northern Highway and the Gibb River Road.

The city is connected to the rest of Australia by an international airport. Broome International Airport (BME), which has flights to Perth, Darwin and other Australian cities.

The climate of Broome.


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