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 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 ..

You Know You’re In Broome When you Chance Upon an Endangered Marine Turtle on Cable Beach

Saturday, March 09, 2019
Broome's Cable Beach is world famous for many things, including 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand, turquoise water, spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets and camel trains. But its what its not famous for that can really provide the unsuspecting with the ultimate and wonderous delight. Between 1 November and 28 February each year a group of volunteers monitor six km of beach for signs of marine ..

You Know You're in Broome When You Don't Believe the Colours

Saturday, March 02, 2019
The colours of Broome must be seen to be believed, and often aren’t believed even when seen. Broome’s palette of colours is broad and vibrant and prismatic. The light in Broome is crisp, clear and unpolluted, allowing the raw pigment to have the illusion of vibrating in the sun. The two most noted colours in Broome, the turquoise of Roebuck Bay and the paprika red of the famed pindan soil ..

You Know You're in Broome When the Locals are Weather Obsessed

Saturday, February 23, 2019
For most of the year being a weather forecaster in Broome would be the most boring job in Australia. It would be like a fine and sunny ground hog day with a maximum in the low thirties and an overnight minimum in the teens or low twenties. No-one bothers talking about the weather as “nice day” gets a bit boring and repetitive. People in Broome simply come to expect that the weather doesn’t cha ..

Belle Miners - Parachute Tour

Saturday, 15 Feb 20

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