Taking a tour of the town of Broome will provide you with an insight into the integrated culture from people of a variety of national backgrounds that make up its inhabitants. A 2.5 hour flight north of Perth, the town of Broome rests on a peninsula of not more than 15km long. Broome was originally founded in the late 1880's as a pearling port and boasts a multicultural population lured by the promise of finding their fortune. Europeans, Aboriginals, Chinese, Japanese, Malaysians and Koepangers (Timorese) blend to create a colourful personality and captivating welcome.
Cable Beach is justifiably world famous with its 22km of white sand and warm crystal clear waters. It is the ideal place to watch the ever so memorable sunset on a balmy, tropical night. In contrast to this captivating scenery are the fiery red ochre cliffs and dinosaur footprints.
Today, the unpolluted waters of Broome produces South Sea pearls among the most desirable in the world. You can witness first hand how Broome pearls are cultured at local pearl farms and why not splash out on a pearl or two from one of the many pearl showrooms that line the streets of Chinatown as the ideal keepsake.