Broome is a beach resort town in western Australia’s Kimberley region. Along its Indian Ocean coastline, the white sands of 22km-long Cable Beach offer a dramatic backdrop for sunset camel rides. At Gantheaume Point nearby, dinosaur tracks are revealed in the beach’s red rocks during low tide. Broome’s historic Chinatown overlooks Roebuck Bay, a jumping off point for cruises to local pearl farms.
With its 22 kilometres (14 miles) of more soft white sand than you can imagine, Cable Beach is, for many, the main reason they’re drawn to Broome. The water is warm and flat, with gentle, ankle-height waves the only disturbance to the expanse of horizon-hugging blue. Its name harks back to 1889, when a long undersea telegraph cable connected northwest Australia to Indonesia, opening communication to the world. These days it’s synonymous with sunset camel rides. Watching the sun descend over the water is a must-have experience.
Given Broome’s warm and often humid climate, the locals are regularly seen eating alfresco beneath wide verandas, on open decks or beneath tropical palms. Matso’s Broome Brewery is a favourite, as much for its mango craft beer as its smoked barramundi. Meanwhile 18 Degrees specialises in creative share plates and excellent cocktails. Zensai at Cable Beach Club is the place for a special night out, or for a casual café lunch with a mango smoothie, go to the Wild Mango Cafe.
Cruising the Kimberley’s mottled red cliffs and stretching out your arms under a splintering waterfall is something only the lucky few get to do. All the luxury cruise boats to tour the coastline depart from Broome, making it a popular place for the cruise set to relax pre and post trip (and purchase last minute bottles of Champagne). After pulling away from the town's proud white jetty, the boats pass thousands of islands before reaching ochre cliffs and lonely beaches. Passengers visit breath-taking rock art, spot giant boab trees and learn about the region’s amazing geology, returning with a new sense of calm mixed with wonder.
• Watching the sunset on the endless sandy stretch of Cable Beach
• Trying on the perfect white orbs of cultured Broome pearls
• The trip of a lifetime – cruising the Kimberley, departing from Broome
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