Saturday, October 2, 2010

Zoom zoom to Broome

If you have compiled a bucket list for Australian destinations, I hope Broome is at the top of the list. This sunny, open-hearted town in northern WA, on the edge of the Kimberley wears its history on its sleeve, has much to tell us about the past and captures the imagination of a would-be, could-be or is - an adventurer. Some of the old shopfronts remain static and enjoy the vintage look, while flash harry establishments like Paspaley Pearls shine with the gloss of big city shopping.
Recommended for a 24-hour stopover before embarking on the cruise to Darwin around the Kimberley on MV Orion:
* walk along Cable Beach
* have a coffee at the cafe on the beach across the road from the cable Beach resort (the beach cafe at the resort was closed for lunch!)
* spend some money at the boutique shops in Chinatown
* have dinner at the Zoo cafe
* buy a pearl
* take an hour tour round town in a Chinatown taxi
Go to bed, have a good sleep, a lazy breakfast and there you are - 24 hours gone for good.
You'll have to comeback to enjoy the other treats of Broome.

1 comment:

  1. You can certainly experience a lot in Broome in a short time. Visit the Pearl Luggers ( in downtown Broome for a 1 hour tour providing insights into the pearl fishing industry and its fascinating and surprising history. Have coffee or lunch at the buzzing Blooms Cafe Restaurant in Carnarvon Street and dinner and some local boutique beer at Matso's Brewery (