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'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 you can visit Derby for the day.

Saturday, June 08, 2019
Broome people have a friendly rivalry with Derby people for many reasons. They think we stole their Boab trees and they have established an imaginary boundary just west of the Fitzroy River. According to them, anything south-west of that boundary is in the Pilbara. They’re funny that Derby mob! Australia is renowned for great rivalries. There’s Sydney versus Melbourne, West Coast Eagles versus ..

You Know You're in Broome When the Locals Rug up for the Dry

Friday, May 31, 2019
Broome is a town of contrasts. There is the contrast between the red pindan and the turquoise waters, between Cable Beach and Town Beach and between old Broome and new Broome. Then there is the contrast between the two seasons, the wet and the dry. The wet, with its hot and humid days with overnight minimums rarely below 28 degrees, then the dry, with its warm and dry days and cool nights with ..

You Know You're in Broome when Visitors Ask Where Chinatown Is.

Friday, May 24, 2019
Chinatown is situated in the north east corner of the Broome peninsula. Its squeezed between the eastern end of the airport runway and Dampier Creek, at the historic heart of Broome. It’s why Broome became, well….Broome. Chinatown Broome is unique from any other Chinatown precinct in the world. You must look beneath the surface to find its charm and history. Until recently it had not be ..

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 ..

Opera Under The Stars®

Saturday, 31 Aug 19

Lucy and the Night Sky - Light Needs the Dark

Friday, 5 Jul 19

Joan and the Giants

Friday, 28 Jun 19

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