Broome is a stunning coastal resort, located in Western Australia’s Kimberley region. Known as one of the most exotic towns in Australia, Broome is famous for its incredible sunsets, view of the sky blue Indian ocean and it’s white sandy beaches.
If you’re travelling Western Australia in your campervan, Perth to Broome is a beautiful trip. Travelling along the National Highway 1 and National Route 1, you will find many incredible white sandy beaches and picturesque local towns along the way. Campervan trips are an excellent way to explore the real Australia and off the beaten track. You won’t be short of fascinating wildlife encounters on this route either!
Once you arrive in Broome, there are many things to keep you entertained during your stopover.
Camel tours are big in Broome, with both daytime tours and sunset tours available. These tours begin at Cable Beach and are bookable either online or when you arrive to Broome.
The Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa is a luxury resort hotel and spa and inside the resort you will find there is four fantastic restaurants – Sunset Bar and Grill, The Cichetti Club, Kichi Kichi and Zensa. The Cable Beach Club is the perfect place to treat yourself to a night of luxury whilst staying in Broome. The resort heads out onto Cable beach, one of the best spots in the town, and is only a short 10 min drive from the CBD.
For any Jurassic Park fans out there, Broome is one of the few places in the world you can see Dinosaur footprints! Just hop in your camper, drive 6 km outside of Broome to the seabed close to Gantheaume point and will you be able to see the footprints embedded into the ground. It must be seen to be believed.
One of Broome’s most well known attractions is The Staircase to the Moon. The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon, caused by a rising full moon reflecting on exposed mudflats at low tide which creates an optical illusion of a staircase reaching up to the moon. It’s worth noting that it’s only possible to see this miracle 3 nights a month between March and October.
Roebuck Bay is stunning location that’s worth visiting whilst you’re in Broome and is the best place to see the Staircase to the Moon. During sunset it can get quite busy so be sure to get your spot early.
Just 2 km outside of the CBD you’ll find Streeters Jetty. The jetty was the original jetty that pearlers use to use and is a beautiful viewpoint. Visit when the water is just coming in and you will see how fast the tide moves, if you stand in the right spot when the tide is in, it even looks like you are walking on water!
Broome has some wonderful night markets. The Staircase Markets are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street over the two nights of the full moon April to October and Thursday Night Markets are are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street every Thursday night from from June to September. Enjoy local cuisine, live music and a variety of local stallholders. It’s the perfect place to pick up some fresh produce and veggies so you stock up for life on the road.
Broome has a tropical climate, defined by a wet and a dry season and not your usual spring, summer, autumn and winter! The wet season generally lasts from November until April, while the dry season runs from May until October. During the wet season Broome experiences heavy, short downpours of rain, usually in the afternoons or late evening. It is still hot though, with average temperatures ranging between 25 – 33.°C November is the hottest month of the year with high levels of humidity, even at night. Between January and March is the monsoon season, which can bring rain and possible flooding and cyclones. Average rainfall during this time is 463.7mm (18.2″) and thunderstorms with spectacular lightning displays are common.
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- Broome Vacation Village Caravan Park – good spot for families with great facilities
- Discovery Parks Broome – fantastic beachfront location
- Broome Caravan Park – a peaceful and relaxed retreat whilst being only a few kilometres from Cable Beach & Chinatown
- Tarangau Caravan Park – a quiet park where you can relax and enjoy your tropical holiday
- Cairo Cafe – wholesome Lebanese food
- M & J’s Pizza Base – great spot if you’re looking for some tasty yet great value pizza
- The Good Cartel – cafe known for it’s amazing breakfast and great vibes
- The Deck Poolside Bar & Restaurant – serving us beautiful seafood located on Cable Beach
- Zensai – part of the Cable Beach Resort, serving up Japanese cuisine and Sushi