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Located on the turquoise shores of Roebuck Bay, Mangrove Hotel is a perfect setting for discovering the tourist attractions such as the gorgeous Staircase to the Moon phenomenon and the supremely rugged beauty of Broome.
With world-class beaches, parks and geological sites only minutes away, our idyllic location on the NorthwestCoast is a one-of-a-kind paradise for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts.
Walk into downtown to catch a show at the oldest outdoor cinema in the world, Sun Cinemas, or learn about Broome’s famous pearling history at Pearl Luggers. Check out boutique shops and impressive pearl showrooms in our historic Chinatown neighbourhood or research what to see in Broome at our Visitor Information Centre.
Tourists can experience colourful sandstone cliffs and genuine dinosaur footprints just ten minutes away at Gantheaume Point. Afterwards, go for a camel safari on beautiful Cable Beach – this stretch of Australian coastline has achieved international fame for its turquoise waters and impeccable white sand.
If you’re travelling between March and October, you wont want to miss a “Staircase to the Moon ” occurrence. This natural wonder happens when the tides of Roebuck Bay recede beneath a rising full moon, creating the illusion of a golden staircase ascending into the heavens. Mangrove Resort Hotel is the best place in town to view this rare event.
With so much to see and experience in Broome, you just may need to extend your trip!
Broome Tourist Attractions
Staircase to the Moon
This natural phenomenon is caused by a full moon rising over the exposed mudflats of Roebuck Bay at extremely low tides, creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon. It occurs March to October for three nights every month. The best location to view the Staircase to the Moon tourist attraction is at the outdoor bar at the Mangrove Hotel.
Named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable that reaches shore here, Cable Beach is situated 7 km (4.3 mi) from town along a good bitumen road. The beach itself is 22.5 km (14.0 mi) long with beautiful white sand, washed clean daily by tides that can reach over 9 m (30 ft). The water is crystal-clear turquoise and the gentle swells hardly manage to topple over as they roll up onto the almost perfectly flat beach. Caution, however, is required when swimming from November through March as box jellyfish are present during those months. There have been cases where crocodiles have been sighted off the shore, but this is a rarity and measures are taken to prevent these situations. Four-wheel drive vehicles may be driven onto the beach from the car park. This allows people to explore the beach at low tide to a much greater extent than would be possible on foot. Sunset camel rides operate daily along the beach.
Cable Beach is also home to one of Australia's most famous nudist beaches. The clothes optional area is to the north of the beach access road from the car park and continues to the mouth of Willie Creek, 17 km (11 mi) away.
Located directly east of Cable Beach, over the dunes, is Minyirr Park. This coastal reserve is administered by a collaboration of the Shire of Broome and the Rubibi people.
Broome Camel Safaris
Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Broome’s most loved camels, the Camels in Blue! Meet Alison Bird – Broome’s most respected and experienced camel operator with over 30 years experience working with these often misunderstood animals. Alison has caught camels, trained camels, brought up orphaned calves and been involved in camel export.
Enjoy a morning, pre-sunset or sunset tour along the iconic Cable Beach. Alison and her team will ensure your experience is safe, educational and, most of all, enjoyable!
Take advantage of Alison’s fantastic and affordable professional photography service, plus bring your camera along and we will also take photos for free!
Wilderness and Wildlife Park
This park is home to colourful birds, a cassowary, dingoes (including the rare white and a black), hundreds of kangaroos, euros and wallabies, emus, jabirus, snakes and lizards. Daily feedings showcase some of the largest crocodiles on display in Australia.
Guests enter the park through the jaws of a giant saltwater crocodile. Constructed over several months in 2005, this giant fiberglass head is already recognised as the best example of its kind in the world.
Broome Hovercraft offers several scenic and historic tours around Roebuck Bay. The company features charter flights and will cater to a wide range of special occasions. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience!
Broome Visitors Centre
The Broome Visitor Centre is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation established to assist people in planning, booking and making the most out of their visits to Broome.
Chinatown is a delightful reminder of the early multicultural mix of people in Broome. Take a wander through this original commercial centre of Broome, which was once the bustling hub of pearl sheds, billiard saloons, entertainment houses and Chinese eateries. Chinatown is now home to some of the world’s finest pearl showrooms along with a variety of retail outlets. Sidewalk cafes add a splash of colour to the pavements.
Broome Town Beach
Town Beach faces the waters of Roebuck Bay and is home to a great playground and café. The playground has swings, steel-framed climbing equipment covered by shade sails and soft ground to cushion falls. A water playground with buckets, squirters and water cascades is also here.
The Town Beach Cafe is open for coffee and light meals during the day. Public toilets are available near the playground.
Experience more than 140 years of Broome's unique maritime heritage. Take a historical journey through the life and times of the pearl divers on two of the last surviving pearl luggers, which are brought to life through one-hour guided tours.
Call 08-9192-2059 for tour times and details.
Kooljaman at Cape Leveque is a unique wilderness-style luxury camp on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, 220 km north of Broome. The Djarindjin and One Arm Point Aboriginal communities jointly own it. Here you can enjoy a diverse range of nature-based experiences, including gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, swimming in azure waters, photography, beachcombing, bush tucker tours, spectacular walks, whale watching and bird spotting.
Recognised as the “oldest open air cinema in operation” by the Guinness World Records, Sun Cinemas now boasts an air-conditioned entertainment complex with twin cinemas, seating up to 377 people. Technologically, it rivals any of the best cinemas in Australia today. It’s available to host events and includes a café and parking for up to 65 vehicles.
Located approximately 6 km from town, this is a scenic area with red cliffs and turquoise water. In the sandstone at the water's edge are petrified dinosaur footprints over 130 million years old (visible only when tides are less than 1.5 metres). Take care while exploring as the reef area is fragile. For the benefit of visitors, a plaster cast of the tracks has been embedded at the top of the cliff. On the north side of Gantheaume Point is Anastasia's Pool, a small manmade rock pool built by a former lighthouse keeper for his wife Anastasia, who was crippled with arthritis.