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Broome is a unique town at the edge of a region called the Kimberley, in Western Australia. Broome has a rich cultural heritage, born out of a fascinating history revolving around the revered pearl.
Pearl shell grows large, both in size and quantity, in the warm turquoise waters around Broome, and this has been its attraction since they first discovered the shiny shell over 100 years ago.
Today pearling is a multimillion dollar industry, and still very much a part of Broome's heritage, as is mining, and of course, tourism.
Broome has many thousands of visitors each year, with accommodation stretched to the limit in the peak season; caravan parks, resorts and hotels overflowing with holiday-makers eager to experience the endless stretches of golden sand on world famous Cable Beach.
There are many fantastic tours available that can inform and entertain, each as diverse and interesting as Broome itself. Find out more about the history, the pearling, or the history of pearling, you are sure to find a tour that is right for you.
Broome is also the starting point for many who choose to venture into the wild Kimberley region. With its spectacular gorges, rugged mountain ranges and endless plains, it is awe inspiring wilderness at its finest. Often described as one of earth's last frontiers, the Kimberley is not for the faint hearted. Although it is one of the most remote areas on the planet, it holds treasures for those who dare to explore the timeless beauty within. The Gibb River Road is an ideal way to explore this region, passing right through the heart of the country, but is only accessible by car during dry season, and even then, make sure you have a sturdy and capable four wheel drive vehicle.
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