Where the outback meets the beach…Broome is an iconic Australian destination and definitely one to cross off the bucket list. Located at the western gateway to the Kimberley region, Broome is just a short flight from the culturally rich mining town of Port Hedland and is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway.
If you’ve seen pictures of camels on a beach, chances are it was Cable Beach in Broome. Cable Beach is not only famous for its camel rides, but the 22 kilometres of pristine white sands are perfect for sunbathing in the daytime, or watching fiery sunsets in the evening.
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Approximately 200 kilometres north of Broome, the Dampier Peninsula and Cape Leveque regions boast sparkling sandy beaches and turquoise waters, perfect for snorkelling or fishing. Stop at Sacred Heart Church to check out its stunning pearl shell altar and take a tour of Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm (accessible by 4WD or plane) to learn all about the famous South Sea Pearl.
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With red rock cliffs overlooking shimmering blue Indian Ocean waters below, Gantheaume Point in Broome is the ideal place for capturing stunning photos. Depart on a whale watching tour or fishing charter from Gantheaume Point beach or walk to the 130 million year old dinosaur footprints, preserved in reef rock at the bottom of the cliff.
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Discover what makes the perfect pearl! Take a guided tour of Willie Creek Pearl Farm, cruising the beautiful waters of the protected Willie Creek to view live oysters in their natural habitat, or get a birds-eye view of the tidal estuary overhead in a helicopter. Willie Creek Pearl Farm is ideally located just 38 kilometres north of Broome, but if you’d rather stay in the city, head to Chinatown, the location of the popular Pearl Luggers tour.
Each year between June and August, the Broome Turf Club hosts the Broome races and Broome Cup. The biggest social event of the year, Broome Cup Day attracts horse racing fanatics from near and far and includes a Fashions on the Field competition, live entertainment, plenty of food and great racing!
Mantra Frangipani in Broome is situated within walking distance to the shores of Cable Beach as well as Broome’s major attractions, restaurants and bars. Enjoy the tranquillity of the fully self-contained apartments, relax by the two designer swimming pools or cook up a barbecue dinner for the family.
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