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Destination Overview: Broome

Population:

13,500

Vacation Packages Available:

Diving
Beach
Nature and Adventure
History

Broome was established as a Pearl Port in the 1880’s and managed to rebuild and salvage the town after two world wars had crumpled the small town. Broome owes its existence to the 'Pinctada Maxima' - the world's largest pearl oyster shell - discovered in Roebuck Bay in 1861. The giant pinctada shells caused a sensation overseas and soon a melting pot of nationalities flocked to the shores of Broome in the hope of making their fortune. Japanese, Malays and Koepangers joined the Aboriginal pearl divers, whilst the Chinese became the shopkeepers in town.

Pearl history runs deep in this area, explore pearl farms showcasing modern techniques, hear stories about the first deep sea divers and take a trip to the Japanese cemetery for 900 divers and reflect on the dangers they faced. See the Dutch Flying shipwrecks at extremely low tide, and purchase your own pearls before you leave for souvenir sakes!

Cable Beach is renowned as one of the most stunning beaches in the world, with 14 miles (22 kilometres) of pristine white sands fringing the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Washed clean every day by tides that can reach over nine metres, Cable Beach provides the ideal safe environment for swimming and relaxation. Caution however is required between November and March when stingers may be present.

Activities: Off Road Driving, Art and Craft making, Birdwatching, Bushwalking, Camel Riding, Cruising, Cycling, Driving, Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Game, Fishing - Deep Sea, Golfing, Mini Golf, Jet Boating, Seakayaking, Photography, Sailing, Shopping, Sightseeing, Swimming, Tennis, Bush Tucker, Animal Viewing, Marine Animal watching, Walking, and numerous water-based activities.

Temperature (monthly averages):

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max °C 33 33 34 34 32 29 29 30 32 33 34 34
Max °F 91 91 93 93 90 84 84 86 90 91 93 93
Min °C 26 26 25 23 18 15 14 15 18 22 25 26
Min °F 79 79 77 73 64 59 57 59 64 72 77 79
Rainfall (mm) 176 176 98 28 30 19 5 2 2 1 8 51
Sunny Days 20 17 23 27 28 28 30 30 29 30 29 26
Sunshine Hrs 9 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 11 11 9

Source:

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) - climate averages