What's up Broome

What's happening and what's new in Broome. Regular posts of events, tours and experiences that are #SoBroome

You Know You’re in Broome When You Discover Seriously Cool Café’s and Bars.

Friday, May 17, 2019
Broome is an isolated town. Situated on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert on the west coast, it’s about half way between Darwin and Perth. By road the nearest towns are Derby about 220km to the east and Port Headland 600km to the south. Between those two neighbouring towns there are a couple of road houses, cattle stations, some Aboriginal communities (including Bidyadanga, the largest Aborig ..

You Know You’re in Broome When the Tide Takes Your Belongings

Friday, May 10, 2019
Broome tides can be very challenging to get used to and they have taken many things from the unsuspecting. Amongst the biggest in the world, Broome tides can vary from low to high by as much as 10 metres. As Cable Beach is on such a slight gradient the result can be a difference of over 100 metres from when the tide is low to when the tide is high. There is a huge expanse of sand and beach at  ..

You Know You're in Broome When the Visitors Turn Their Back on the Sunset

Saturday, May 04, 2019
Broome is famous for many things and one in particular is its amazing sunsets. Many people visiting Broome will see the sun setting into the Indian Ocean for the first time of their lives. Living in Australia’s big cities on the east coast the usual experience is to see the sun set over suburbia. Some of the more adventurous might make an early morning visit to the beach to watch it rise out o ..

You Know You're in Broome When You See Space Gandalf at the Markets.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
With his long whispery white beard that always points to the Southern Cross, Space Gandalf is one of the great characters of Broome. Also known as The Starman, Greg Quicke is something of a legend in Broome. He arrived here way before his beard started to grow and judging by its length, that was a long time ago. Greg is one of those rare people who can turn his hand at almost anything and figu ..

You Know You're in Broome When the Locals go Camping for Easter

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Its Easter in Broome and town is bustling. It’s the weekend Broomies have been waiting for as the unofficial start to the busy season for the town. It’s the weekend the markets begin operating on Sunday mornings as well Saturday mornings. It’s the weekend that sees a return to the markets of those market stall holders who go into hibernation over the wet season, creating a busy market vibe for ..

You Know When You're In Broome When You Witness the World's Greatest Migration.

Friday, April 12, 2019
Broome’s multicultural community is a positive reflection of the migration that has led to modern Australia. People migrated to Australia from all over the world. In Broome the migration was mainly Asian and provided labour for the pearling industry. In the late 1980’s it was a migration of epic proportion. There is another type of migration that has occurred in Broome for Millenia also involv ..

You Know You're in Broome When Manta Rays Herald the Dry Season

Friday, April 05, 2019
After a long and not particularly wet, wet season, people in Broome start looking for any sign of the coming dry season. After several months of overnight lows as high as 28 degrees, April sees the town grasping for indicators. The dry season heralds many things including shiny four-wheel-drives driven by greying baby boomers, towing caravans through town. They often divert past the post off ..

You Know You're in Broome When You're at the Saltwater Music Festival

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Broome is a well-known hotbed of talent. It’s a dynamic community that has for many decades been a magnet to artists from all over Australia. They have been drawn to the creative environment of the small northwest coastal town. Before this recent migration of creatives, Broome’s pearling industry provided the perfect conditions for the development of a uniquely distinctive musical style. The t ..

You Know You’re in Broome When You Notice BackPackers Arriving in March

Friday, March 22, 2019
Broome is such a rhythmical place. Its home to some of the best-known Indigenous musicians in Australia as well as a raft of talented non-Indigenous musicians, all busting out unique Broome inspired tunes for everyone to enjoy. The Pigram Brothers captured a different kind of Rhythm in their Broome anthem I Feel Like Going Back Home. The opening verse talks of the annual cycles of Broome.  ..

You Know You're in Broome When You See a Staircase to the Moon

Friday, March 15, 2019
Broome has lots of interesting infrastructure. It’s home to a beach that’s named after one of the most important infrastructure projects of the nineteenth century. Cable Beach is where the Banjoewangie, Java to Cable Beach sub sea telegraph cable emerged. Broome has more roundabouts per head of population than any other town in the world and it has a new lookout built at the top of Dampier Ter ..

Opera Under The Stars®

Saturday, 31 Aug 19

Joan and the Giants

Friday, 28 Jun 19

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