Top 5 Things To See and Do in Broome
A stunning optical illusion of a stairway reaching to the moon is formed as the rising full moon reflects off the exposed mudflats of Broome’s Roebuck Bay on an extremely low tide. Visitors and locals alike flock to The Mangrove Hotel or Town Beach Markets for prime position to view this spectacular natural phenomenon. Staircase to the moon dates can be found here.
A Love Affair With Film
Constructed in 1903 by the Yamasaki family, Sun Pictures is considered the world’s oldest outdoor picture garden and perhaps the only picture theatre in the world to have been subjected to continual tidal flooding. A much-loved Broome icon steeped in history, patrons are able to relax in deck chairs under the stars and enjoy regular film nights. The occasional sounds of aircraft coming in to land directly overhead certainly adds to this unique Broome experience. Get your outdoor cinema tickets here.
Who is Space Gandalf?
Affectionately known as “Space Gandalf”, local Broome legend Greg Quicke has long been guiding people on the ‘ultimate journey to the stars’. With a growing national and international TV presence, Greg’s world class astronomy experience, under some of the best stargazing skies on the planet is a must-do event when visiting Broome. Join Space Gandalf on his 2-hour star gazing tour from April – October each year. Be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment: http://www.astrotours.net
The Local Haunt
Held in the beautiful heritage listed gardens of the Broome Courthouse, these local Broome markets certainly showcase the flavour, art, culture and rich community spirit of this vibrant town. Soak up the local vibe, inhale the gastronomic delights and meet the colourful characters of our charming coastal Kimberley town. For market dates visit: https://www.broomemarkets.com.au/
Sunset Over The Ocean
It may sound cliché but a sunset on Cable Beach simply cannot be missed. 22kms of white sandy beach stretches along the coast and meets the sparkling waters of the Indian ocean to form Broome’s infamous Cable Beach. Named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java, this world famous beach offers the perfect vantage point for the sun setting on another glorious Broome day. Stroll, swim, SUP, lounge about – but whatever you do don’t miss a sunset over the ocean on Cable Beach.