BROOME - Western Australia
Cable Beach Broome near the centre of Broome
is becoming a tourist hot spot, with direct flights not only from Perth
but now from major east coast cities including Sydney and Melbourne.
Broome is a resort town with a rich past, with
beautiful warm weather and palm trees on the edge of the blue Indian
Ocean and the red Kimberley Australian outback.
The beauty of a Cable beach
holiday Broome is that you're in the tropics and you'll come
face to face with one of the world's best beaches, Cable Beach,
with white sand and azure water that people come from all over the world
to see, photograph, swim, walk and surf in.
Camels on Cable Beach in Broome
Broome's tropical palms
are everywhere in this hot outpost only 2 hours' flight north of
Famous Cable Beach
is THE place to be, with its beautiful blue water, 23 kilometre long
beach and even camel trains silhouetted against magnificent sunsets
as big as the sky.
Photo of Sunset at Cable Beach
Broome has a rich pearling
past, with Oriental pearl divers mixing with the local Kimberley Aborigines
to produce a diverse culture evident to this day.
Architecture in Broome
shows its rich Oriental pearling past, with a Chinatown and a predominant
building style that includes corrugated steel sheeting and latticework.
The Sun Picture Gardens in the Broome CBD is
the oldest outdoor cinema in the world. Where else can you hear locals
cheer during a latest-release movie, as a jet roars in above the screen
to land at nearby at Broome airport near the cinema?
CENTRE OF BROOME
The best place to stay in Broome is the famous
Cable Beach Club Resort, accommodation on Cable Beach.
At the Cable Beach Club Resort there are two
big freeform resort pools that are enticing and relaxing. Accommodation
consists of studios, suites and the famous bungalows in corrugated-iron
style that replicate the cottage accommodation Oriental pearlers used
to live in.
Cable Beach Club Resort on Cable Beach
One of the world's great experiences is watching
the sun set over beautiful Cable Beach from the Sunset Bar and Grill,
which is open to the public and a favourite meeting place every night.
The Sunset Bar is great for those sunset cocktails as you unwind and
realise how wonderful life can be.
One of two big resort pools at Cable Beach
Cable Beach Resort was created by of one of Britain's
richest and most powerful men, Lord Alistair McAlpine, who spent a staggering
$500 million back in 1989 developing the whole Cable Beach complex.
The resort to this day is full of Oriental artefacts and has a colonial
grace and charm that sits easily with the luxury that makes it head
and shoulders above other accommodation near Broome.
Photo of Cable Beach Club Resort bungalow near
Broome accommodation, especially accommodation
near Cable Beach, is often booked out months ahead of the tourist season
so book now online to save dissapointment.
There are four restaurants open to the public
at the resort and the quality is outstanding.
For a fine dining
experience, try the Club Restaurant with its Oriental interior including
candlabras with wax burnt down over many years.
The Cable Beach Club Restaurant's interesting
The Kimberley Grill by candlelight around the
main pool is another memorable experience in peak Broome tourist season,
while the Sunset Grill overlooking one of the world's best views
across Cable Beach also has fresh produce including freshly caught local
seafood and a choice of mains for AU$48 for three courses.
At the Thai Pearl restaurant you'll eat on
timber floors overlooking another pool with freshly-caught fish including
the local barramundi a must-have.
The peak tourist season in Broome is from June
till October with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius when the southern
Australian winter is at its coldest. That's another reason
people love coming to Broome, just a short flight from cold winters
to the warm tropical delights of Broome.
WHAT TO DO IN BROOME
The biggest attraction in Broome is the famous
Cable Beach. Go straight there, enjoy the views and the perfect
temperatures and take a stroll along the white sands of this setting
Broome has everything from sunset camel
rides along Cable Beach to hovercraft rides from the centre
of town across Roebuck Bay and onto rock formations that reveal fascinating
sights including pre-historic dinosaur footprints.
On weekends, try the colourful
markets in Broome's Chinatown or shop along Johnny Chi Lane where
there are shops and cafes everywhere.
Photo of Chinatown near Broome's centre
For a lasting memory of
Broome, buy some of Broome's famous pearl jewellery in a beautiful
setting at famous names including Kailis, Paspaley and Linney's
which you can find in Cable Beach Club Resort's quaint reception
Try a half day fishing trip near Broome where
you're bound to catch a big fish such as delicious trevali or go
game fishing for palagics. If you ask nicely back at the Cable Beach
Club restaurant, they may even cook your fish catch fresh for you.
Try the Mangrove Hotel near the centre of Broome
for the outstanding Broome phenomenon known as Staircase to the Moon.
It's an optical illusion as the moon shines on the piled layers
of the mudflats at low tide, appearing to produce steps right up to
the moon in the night sky.
It's a joyful pub atmosphere on a
grassy bank as you join the locals for a drink. This Broome town beach
phenomenon occurs from April to October.
Broome is renowned for its fresh local seafood,
caught in clear waters near Broome and delivered fresh to your table
on the same day.
Even if you don't stay at the award-winning
Cable Beach Club Resort, the four restaurants in at Cable Beach Club
are open to the public. Go to the Sunset Bar and Grill for one of the
world's best beach views.
Try the Wharf restaurant near the Broome harbour
for Asian-inspired fresh seafood including the whole reef fish or prawns
with a subtle garlic infusion.
The Old Zoo Cafe near Cable Beach is also a favourite
for breakfast, although the nearby Cable Beach Club Resort has much
Others include the Italian restaurant Carlotta's,
or if you want a good-quality pub meal surrounded by locals larger than
life, try the Roebuck Bay Hotel or Diver's Tavern near Cable Beach
Blooms near Sun Picture Theatre in the centre
of Broome has atmosphere at night. Matso's Brewery serves meals
as well as exotic beers including fresh mango beer and a refreshing
alcoholic Ginger beer.
Photo of Cable Beach Broome
SUMMARY OF BROOME
Broome is one of those best beach
holidays that is a refreshing delight. It's a tropical outpost
full of palm trees and white beaches that go for miles and miles. Direct
flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to Broome make an ideal beach
holiday, especially in the colder winter of big Australian cities.
Calm sunsets, cheap accommodation and cyclone surf makes Broome a worthwhile
visit in the wet season.
beauty of Broome is that it has one of the
world's best beaches
with great beach holiday accommodation
near Broome at
Cable Beach Club Resort, surrounded by quality holiday experiences
that make this a memorable best beach holiday.
Photo of Cable Beach sunset taken from bar at Cable Beach Club
Photos of Broome on the Kimberley Map