Broome is situated in North-Western Australia, a two and a half hour flight from Perth. The surrounding region is full of colour, culture and captivating scenery. Fiery red ochre cliffs contrast with the unspoiled turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, dinosaur footprints tell secrets of ancient days and a multi-cultural population provides arts, performances and inviting cuisine.
The pearling industry has been an important part of the region's economy. Many places and shops offer visitors closer insight into this trade and the jewellery craft.
||4,402 (2016 census)
||Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
||The Broome Advertiser
The West Australian
Great Southern Herald
||Most shops are open Mon–Sat 9am–5pm. Shops are open on Sundays at their own discretion.
||Broome Visitor Centre
1 Hamersley Street, Broome
Opening hours change seasonally
+61 8 9195 2200