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 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 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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

Opera Under The Stars®

Saturday, 31 Aug 19

St Mary’s College Music Night

Sunday, 12 May 19

Joan and the Giants

Friday, 28 Jun 19

Airnorth Cable Beach Polo Tournament Day 2

Sunday, 19 May 19

Subscribe to stay in the loop