What's up Broome

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

When you suddenly realise that you're really good at something

Saturday, July 06, 2019
Things that are in right now, big military parades, electric cars, Barty parties, salty plums, standing up for religious freedoms, rallying against them and being offended. The other things that are in right now are small bar walking tours. Go to any city in the world and you’ll find a small bar walking tour. The opportunity to explore a city or town from the perspective of a local, from someo ..

How a couple of Broome locals found inspiration. This story is #SoBroome.

Friday, June 28, 2019
It’s often said there is nothing new in this world. Everything is just derivative of something else. #SoBroome evolved from a platform originally named #TasteBroome. Taste Broome was an idea that occurred while The Hashtag and The Concierge were having lunch in a Tasmanian winery just out of Hobart several years ago. “Check out that bus” The Concierge was talking about a large tour bus with Ta ..

You know you’re in Broome when everyone’s waiting for the humpbacks

Friday, June 21, 2019
“When are the whales due here” I ask. “They’ll be here on July 1” said the young woman confidently. I had no idea whales were so punctual, and doubt that they are. The young woman was talking about when their whale watching tours started but I enjoyed imagining all the whales arriving on the same day. Each January, about 60,000 humpback whales leave the icy cold, food-rich waters of Anta ..

You Know You're in Broome When You're Driving up the Corrugation Road.

Friday, June 14, 2019
The Dampier Peninsula is located north of Broome, its known colloquially as “the peninsula”. It’s the getaway for Broomies who love “going up the peninsula” for the weekend. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the west and north, and King Sound to the east. Its named after the mariner and explorer William Dampier who visited it. Derogatory comments about Indigenous people were recorded in  ..

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 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 ..

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 ..

Horizonal Falls Seaplane Adventures

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Described by David Attenborough as one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The Horizonal Falls are a must see for every Kimberley visitor. I experienced this natural phenomenon first hand on a tour with Horizontal Falls Seaplane adventures. There are several tour options to choose from. I took the afternoon Broome half day tour. I joined 8 other guests in a Cessna Carava ..

Wil Thomas on the Essence of Broome

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Wil Thomas is a long time local of Broome. He has many talents including musician, blacksmith, sculptor, artisan, historian, tour guide and heart breaker. We caught up with Wil at Broome's Saturday morning Couthouse Markets to find out his "essence of Broome" Wil is a great raconteur and operates the Broome Historical Walker Tours. Tours mentioned by Wil Wil Thomas's Broome Hist ..

Belle Miners - Parachute Tour

Saturday, 15 Feb 20

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