Are planning on going to Australia this summer? Then you better swing by Broome, a town in the Kimberly region in Western Australia. This historical town is a must see tourist spot which will surely offer you a lot of things to do in Broome. So what are you waiting for? Here is a list of the most famous tourist attractions in this wonderful town.
- Visit Cable Beach. One of the things to do in Broome is camel riding by Cable Beach. Cable beach is the main beach in Broome facing the Indian Ocean. It is named after the telegraph cable between Broome and Java. Sunset and sunrise camel rides are offered daily in this beach. You can also swim and sunbathe in this beach. Another thing you can see here are dolphins and whales at Gantheaume Point. It is located at the southern end of the beach where you can observe migrating dolphins and whales at the tip of the lighthouse.
- Check out the Staircase to the Moon in Roebuck Bay. Roebuck bay is situated at the eastern shore of Broome. Another one of the numerous things to do in Broome is visit the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ in Roebuck Bay. The ‘Staircase to the Moon’ is where a receding tide and a rising moon occur giving a stunning natural phenomenon. During these nights, there is a food and craft market you can check out on Town Beach. You can also observe a lot of migrating birds in Roebuck Bay. It serves as a seasonal migration and mating site for East Asian and Australasian birds. You will be able to observe the most birds in summer.
- Visit Broome’s Japanese Cemetery. This cemetery was meant to pay tribute to numerous Japanese lives lost in Broome after the boom of the pearling industry. A lot of people immigrated to make money off of the booming pearling industry. Many of these people are of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Javanese descent. Harvesting oysters was a risky job. Hundreds were killed harvesting the oysters. This cemetery features traditional Japanese-style gates with information written in Japanese and English. This cemetery houses up to 700 graves. These graves were meant to commemorate the Japanese divers who have perished from drowning or decompression sickness while on the job. Make sure to visit the Japanese cemetery during your sight-seeing tour. It is located between the Broome Cemetery and the Chinese Cemetery.
Now that you have a lot of things to do in Broome, book a flight now and explore this beautiful city!