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 Pass a Train on Cable Beach

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Broome is certainly one of the most unique places in Australia if not the world. It has an extraordinary history due to the central role it played in the production of the pearl shell. That history saw people from many parts of Asia come to Broome to make their riches and leave their legacy on the town. Broome remains connected to Asia socially and culturally as well as physically with the his ..

You Know You're in Broome When You Keep Going Around in Circles

Saturday, February 09, 2019
Broome has become the roundabout capital of the world, with more roundabouts per capita than dogs, and Broome is a dog-lover’s town. In a bid to remain traffic-light free, the Shire of Broome has invested heavily in roundabouts for its traffic management strategy. While they mostly help to keep traffic flowing freely, they have also caused one of the longest running community debates in Broome ..

You Know You're in Broome When You Feel Yourself Slipping into Broome-Time

Saturday, February 02, 2019
There is a strange phenomenon that occurs to people who visit Broome. Its been the subject of much research since Einstein published his theory of general relativity in 1915 (just one year before Sun Pictures officially opened), in which he determined that massive objects cause a distortion in the space-time continuum. That space-time distortion has its greatest impact in Broome, where visito ..

You Know You're in Broome When There is a Cyclone Warning and the Locals go Surfing

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Cyclones are no laughing matter, as they pose a serious risk to life and property. However as they build in intensity from tropical lows to full blown cyclones they also pose a serious opportunity for Broome's Cylcone Surfers. Cable Beach is one of the best beaches in the world with its 22km of pristine white sand. Named after the telegraph cable layed between Broome and Java in 1889, i ..

You Know You're in Broome When a 737 Interrupts your Movie

Saturday, January 19, 2019
The Sun Picture Gardens (also known as Sun Pictures) is the world's oldest picture gardens still in operation. After Broome was established, a Chinatown area emerged after the town became home to a large Asian population. The Yamsaki family opened a store on Canarvon Street in 1903, selling Asian clothing, food stuffs and other Asian goods. Their love of theatre eventually led them to devoting ..

Eleven reasons why you should not come to Broome during the wet.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
Most of the Australian population live way below the 26th parallel and observe the four traditional seasons of summer, autumn, winter and spring. However, a minority of Australians living in the north of the country have managed to classify the weather into two simple seasons. The dry season and the wet season, colloquially known as the dry and wet. People who live in the north don't lik ..

There's Plenty to do in Broome in January

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Recently some guests of Minyirr Retreat (/broome-services/minyirr-retreat) gave us some feedback on their one week stay in January. They found that contrary to common believe, there is plenty to do in Broome this time of year. These are some of the tours and activities they enjoyed while here:- Saturday Broome Markets (/broome-services/broome-court-house-markets) The Broome Courthous ..

Pigram Brothers to Play Live for New Years Eve in Broome 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018
The internationall acclaimed Pigram Brothers have become the iconic sounds of Broome. Their unique musical style was inspired from the and is a tribute to the pearling days of Broome's past. Their influence on Australian music is significant with collaborations with Paul Kelly, Alex Lloyd, Shane Howard and Jimmy Barnes to name a few. In 2006 Steven and Alan were inducted into the Western ..

Go Beyond Broome Go Horizontal Falls

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Its a typical Sunday morning in Broome with native birds greeting the day. The excitement about our trip escalates as we see the Go Horizontal Falls branded bus pull up to collect us for our airport transfer. Several minutes later we are getting a safety briefing from our pilot, then we board the Cessna Caravan and take off to Cockatoo Island. The one hour flight passes in no time as the scene ..

The Lez Karski Trio Live in Broome

Thursday, September 06, 2018
The Elephant Bar at the Broome Convention Centre Chinatown is developing a reputation as the home of live music in Broome. Having recently hosted sell out gigs with Missy Higgins, The Pigrams Live, Jessie Gordon and Neil Murray. The Elephant Bar is a unique venue part quirky and very intimate. No items found. (https://www.sobroome.com.au/broome-eve ..

Belle Miners - Parachute Tour

Saturday, 15 Feb 20

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