Broome Travel Guide

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Broome Overview

Broome, located in the far North of Western Australia is an extremely popular tourist destination. It's a small town of around 15,000 which doubles in the tourist season. It's prime industries include tourism and pearling.

Broome is renowned for its long flat idyllic beaches and its beautiful tropical climate.

The main beach - 'Cable Beach' is a very long flat beach with white sand and turquoise waters. Tides are quite large and the waters can contain stingers in the wet season. Many popular activities are situated on Cable beach including camel rides, nude bathing, fishing, and occasionally surfing. The northern part of the beach is also accessible by 4wd.

The pearling industry thrives here due to the unique water conditions and is a significant tourist beacon.

Broome has an international airport making it easy for tourists to access. The town also acts as a gateway to the Kimberley region which contains many important and interesting tourist destinations.


Be aware of the local indigenous population. There has been and will continue to be attacks on tourists. Last year a young female backpacker was gang raped in one of the scrub areas on her way home from a night out.

Do not trust the justice system, almost all the offenders have already been let off due to "having a bad childhood"

Don't be stupid, walk with friends and keep alert.