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About Broome on a self drive Darwin to Broome holiday

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About Broome on a self drive Darwin to Broome holiday

Broome

Broome is a unique town, on a peninsula, where one of the world’s last great wildernesses meets the Indian Ocean. Broome’s exotic pearling town past has left a rich history and a unique multi-cultural mix of people. Our pristine waters, wide empty beaches, abundant wildlife, tropical climate and breathtaking colours attract thousands of visitors each year.

Broome on the north Western Australian coastline - Its history is a history in which you will lose yourself and want to learn more. Around 1861 Broome entered ton a new chapter in Broome's history book. The 'Pearl Oyster' named Pinctada maxima was discovered in Roebuck Bay and apparently turned out to be the largest pearl shell in the world. Over the next 20 plus years the shallow waters was ravaged for the Oyster by 100's of international and local divers. The history is one you should study upon 1st day in Broome and let's say start in Broome's Chinatown a place to start exploring the colourful history of Broome. More specifically look at Johnny Chi Lane, where around 20 story boards on the walls of the nearby shops tell the whole Broome story. Australia 4wd Rentals can help you source and secure a late model Broome 4wd rentals at cheap and economical rates to fit all budgets from the many national and local suppliers along with Broome rentals oneway options to 12 other destinations such as Darwin or Perth in Australia.

A Broome 4wd hire will give you the freedom to explore in a Broome 4wd self drive hire south to Pilbara, Exmouth down to Perth. Or with your Broome 4wd rental travel north to Cape Leveque. The one destination on the bucket list of many Australian Baby Boomers we find is a one way Broome to Darwin 4wd rental or the other way in a Darwin to Broome 4wd hire. For themselves or a family.

Cable Beach
Broome's Cable Beach is justifiably world famous for its 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand, turquoise water and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets. But what really gives it a top spot on the must-do list is the experience of taking in all its tropical splendour from the seat of a camel train. With flights direct from Perth, Melbourne and Sydney all year round and connecting flights from all other Australian capital cities, you can get to Cable Beach in just a short eight-minute drive or bus trip from the township of Broome. The beach is very much a part of Broome's history, earning its name from the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889, connecting Australia's North West with the world. Word of this beauty spot has travelled far since then, but it's still possible to find your own secluded slice of paradise. Stay at one of the resorts near Cable Beach or just visit for the day from Broome. Take a swim, hop on a boat cruise or just sit and drink in one of best ocean sunsets on Earth.

Broome has a wide range of accommodation options ranging from budget accommodation to luxury resort accommodation. You can stay out at Cable Beach, close to town, or for a truly unique experience you can stay at Coconut Wells. Check out the following links for our personal recommendations:

Cable Beach:
Broome Beach Resort

Cocos Beach Bungalows
Seashells Resort

Close to town:
Moonlight Bay Resort

Coconut Wells:
Coco Eco Nature Retreat

Dining options

There is a diverse range of cuisine on offer in Broome, our personal favourites are:

Café Carlotta - Italian Cuisine Matsos Broome Brewery - Modern Australian
Frangipanis Café Restaurant - Modern Mediterranean

You won't be disappointed!!

Local day trips

Pure, pristine and very precious Wille Creek Pearls have captivated people of all generations from all over the world. We think theyll have the same effect on you.
Well worth the visit; check out their website for more information.

Visit the Broome Bird Observatory 18kms from Broome on the the shores of Roebuck Bay regarded as the most significant viewing site in Australia for shorebirds and among the top four in the world. It has the greatest diversity of shorebird species of any site on the planet and more than 800,000 birds visiting the area annually.

Further afield

There are many wonderful places to visit throughout the Kimberley region. Check out our self drive itineraries for inspiration. Station stays are great places to savour a taste of outback life and to enjoy the natural Kimberley wilderness. There are plenty of stunning gorges and waterholes for fishing, and an abundance of wildlife and rare fauna to experience.

Check out the following station links.
Home Valley Station


About the Kimberley

• The Kimberley in Australia is one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth, with rustic unique outback landscapes and landmarks billions of years in the making. Covering app 423,000 square kilometres in north Western Australia and with a population of less than 40,000 people, it’s here you’ll encounter some of the most extraordinary outback adventuresand folks in Australia. Discover ancient gorge country with hikes and trekking a must in planning your Kimberley vacation to enormous cattle stations, pristine coastline and sandy beaches, to one of the oldest cultures on the planet and the world’s only horizontal waterfalls.

Self drive along the Gibb River Road from Broome or Darwin is a Australia four wheel drive hire camper or wagon. The Gibb River Road was initially constructed as a beef road to transport cattle from the surrounding stations to the ports of Derby and Wyndham.It spans some six-hundred and seventy kilometres from Derby to the junction of the Great Northern Highway between Wyndham and Kununurra.

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Stairway to the Moon
 

Stairway to the Moon

From March to October witness a breathtaking natural phenomenon known as Staircase to the Moon.

It is caused by the rising of the full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide - creating a beautiful optical illusion of stairs reaching to the moon. It occurs along the coastline at Onslow, Dampier, Cossack, Point Samson Peninsula, Hearson Cove, Port Hedland and Broome.

Staircase to the Moon is a natural attraction and its visibility varies in strength depending on weather, sunset, moonrise and the tide. The Staircase to the Moon in Broome is often complemented by the local markets at Town Beach. Here you can sample local fare, purchase crafts and delight in talented local entertainers.

The times vary slightly for each location, so make sure to check with the local visitor centre for up to the minute information. 2014 Staircase Dates (Broome)
Dates and times provided by Greg Quicke’s Astro Tours.

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Approx. Distances from Perth Approx. Distances from Perth
01. Darwin -4040
03. Wyndham -3229
12. Karijini NP - 1400
13. Ningaloo + Coral Bay - Perth-1200Km
14. Monkey Mia - 856
...... Monkey Mia/Shell Beach 100Km Long
...... Monkey Mia/Shark Bay
15. Kalbarri -533
16. Kalgoorlie -596
17. Perth -0
18. Margaret River -277
19. Albany -409
20. Esperance -721
21. Adelaide - Perth 2712
..... Melbourne - Perth -3438
Approx. Distances from Broome (unless stated) Approx. Distances from Broome (unless stated)
1. Darwin -1867Km
2. Katherine -314Km
3. Kununurra -1042Km
3. Kununurra - Darwin -850Km
3. Kununurra - Lake Arglye -79Km
3. Kununurra - NT Border -57Km
3. Kununurra to El Questro -162Km
0. (Gibb River Road 710Km Long)
3. Wyndham -1057Km
4. Mitchell Plateau - Broome - 880km
5. Bungle Bungles - Kununurra -299km
.... (In Purnululu National Park)
.... (Highway to park 53km)

6. Halls Creek -683Km
6. Halls Creek - Kununurra-370Km
7. Fitzroy Crossing -395Km - 7/8 is Tunnel Creek - 380Km
8. Derby -221Km
9. Broome -Cape Leveque - 217Km nth of Broome
10. Port Hedland -597Km
11. Alice Springs to WA Border -740km (Via Tanami Hwy)
12. Exmouth - 1394Km
12. Karijini NP – Broome or nearest main destination -1024km Broome <>Tom Price
13. Ningaloo + Coral Bay - 1110Km Sth Broome
17. Perth - Broome - 2227

Approx. Distances from Perth Approx. Distances from Perth
01. Darwin -4040
03. Wyndham -3229
12. Karijini NP - 1400
13. Ningaloo + Coral Bay - Perth-1200Km
14. Monkey Mia - 856
...... Monkey Mia/Shell Beach 100Km Long
...... Monkey Mia/Shark Bay
15. Kalbarri -533
16. Kalgoorlie -596
17. Perth -0
18. Margaret River -277
19. Albany -409
20. Esperance -721
21. Adelaide - Perth 2712
..... Melbourne - Perth -3438
Please note locations and distances on the map above are approximate locations and measurment of distances. Any maps featured in this website are not to scale and should be used as a guide only.

 

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