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.