Broome is an historical pearling town situated in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. It is developing as a tourist resort, popular with Australians, in the dry season (from May to September).
In the dry months the weather is ideal. It has sunny days with temperatures around 30C and balmy evenings and nights when the temperature falls to the low twenties.
The town is situated on the Indian Ocean and the main beach, Cable Beach, is a beautiful expanse of golden sand. The sunsets on Cable Beach are magnificent and can be enjoyed on the beach or from one of the restaurants on the esplanade.
Things to See and Do
* The beaches – Cable Beach and Town Beach
* Pearl Luggers
* Willie Creek Pearl Farm
* The Wharf
* Gantheaume Point
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 2,645,615 km²
Population –14,436 wet season to 45,000 tourist season
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location – The port is located at the southern tip of the Broome peninsula, just 10km from the town.
Transport Links – Qantas, AirNorth and Virgin Blue offer flights from Perth, Darwin and Kununurra.
Broome is also accessible by bus from Perth and Darwin.