Day trips from Broome check out the visitor center
Broome is a beach resort town in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
While in Broome you can
Hovercraft to see dinosaur footprints
Broome has an abundance of the largest and most diverse dinosaur footprints in the world. The giant prints have been fossilized in rocky surfaces all over the place, but you’ll never notice them without the help of a guide. The driver excitedly tells you about the stegosaurus and brontosaurus prints.
Spot rare snubfin dolphins on an ocean cruise
Snubfin dolphins are a rare type of dolphin, with a rounded nose and fins. Broome has the largest population on earth of these cute-looking mammals.
Hold a cultured pearl freshly plucked from the sea
The pearling industry is very important to this town. Visit a working pearl farm where you can learn about the industry’s astonishing and often brutal history. Or venture further afield to visit, a working pearl farm four hours north of Broome, where you can take a tour or “sea safari.” The Kimberley, has some of the biggest tropical tides in the world. They rise and fall twice daily by up to 12 meters (39 feet).
Oldest working open-air cinema in the world
Heritage-listed is one of the most charming places in Broome. Featured in the box office hit Australia and in the local movie Bran Nue Dae, Sun Pictures still shows current release movies under the stars every night of the week. In keeping with the historic feel, the box office and kiosk are cash only.
Explore Broome on an Aboriginal walking tour
Local Aboriginal man Bart Pigram, of Narlijia Cultural Tours, leads fascinating, two hour through the heart of Broome. Using historic maps, he’ll tell you the history of the town’s main street and Chinatown district, weaving in tales about the pearling industry, which favored Aboriginal women as divers.