Things To Do
Watch The Sunset On Cable Beach!
Welcome yourself to Broome by having a sunset cocktail at the Cable Beach Club Sunset Bar or be like a Broomie and take some chilled drinks down to the beach (yes you can drive on to the beach if you have a 4WD or Broome Broome Car Rentals have “Beach Cars” they will allow on to the beach.
For those without a car it is about a 20 minute walk or just jump on one of our bikes, take your beach bag or borrow a backpack from us and fill it with goodies and you can walk down on to the beach or sit on the grassed areas along the top.
There is also Zanders above the beach where you can get a drink and food and in 2023 the new Surf Club overlooking Cable Beach will open.
You can order fish and chips to take with you from The Cable Beach Store (next to The Divers Camp Tavern) or pack a platter and borrow an esky and chairs from us at reception.
However you do it – watching a sunset on Cable Beach is a must!
Book a Car or Scooter
Taxis are very expensive in Broome and Broome is very spread out – not matter where you are. We highly recommend you hire a car and do this as early as you can as they get booked out. As a guest of The Billi you are entitled to 10% OFF the daily car hire rate at Broome Broome Car Rentals whilst you are with us – PH (08) 9192 2210 for a small run-around to a beach car with umbrella and esky or a large 4WD to head out of town or people mover to get everyone around! They also have their office right at the entrance to the airport for your convenience so you can pick it up on the way in and drop it back on the way out! Broome Broome can also package your car with tours such as Willie Creek or Accommodation packages with Cygnet Bay – saving you money. www.broomebroome.com.au
Ride a Camel Along Famous Cable Beach
Various Camel options are available with a number of different operators. Rides can be morning (may vary slightly depending on company) Pre sunset short ride and Sunset Ride 1 Hour. Prices vary and start at $40 to $100 depending on age, duration and season. Adults can have lapsitters.
The Broome Bird Observatory
Located just 25km from Broome on an unsealed road. You can self drive or a transfer service may be available at a cost. Roebuck Bay has the greatest diversity of shorebird species of any site on the planet and around 150,000 of these birds visit annually. The magnificent coastal scenery of the bay provides a fitting backdrop for the birds and is a stunning attraction in its own right. As a day visitor you can walk the self guided botanical trails, enjoy the beach, observe the shorebirds and relax in the shade house which overlooks the bird baths, or book one of their tours; Shorebirds Tour or Mangrove Tour From $80pp – 2.5hrs Lakes Full Day Tour – From $150pp. Open 8am to 4pm 7 days when the Crab Creek Road is Open.Full tour itinerary is available on their website. Bookings for tours essential. www.broomebirdobservatory.com
Kayak Around Cable Beach
Experience the natural wonders of Broome’s coastline on a paddle adventure. Take time to explore this amazing marine environment where you have a chance to spot sea turtles, Dolphins, Fish, Manta Rays, abundant Migratory Birds and Humpback Whales are regularly seen (June to Sept), from your stable, comfortable and easy to paddle Double sit-on-top sea kayaks. A popular and fun tour for all ages. 3hr tour – Adults – From $105 Concession – $95 Children U/16 – $85 Departs Daily – March 1st to December 15th. Courtesy transport can be provided but meet at beach preferred.
Fly The Falls and Jetboat through them
One of the most incredible tours out of Broome is a Full Day or half day tour on a seaplane to experience the incredible Horizontal Falls and the pristine beauty of the Kimberley. Enjoy low level flying over the amazing islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and Cape Leveque before your seaplane lands safely in the calm waters of Talbot Bay right near the Horizontal Falls. Then enjoy a thrilling ride on the fastest boat in the Kimberley through the waterfalls, followed by a laid-back island cruise. Return to our luxury houseboat for a freshly prepared meal.
**Our Pick ***Full day includes: Going off the beaten track by luxury 4WD vehicle up the Dampier Peninsular from Broome, visiting Beagle Bay and the famed Pearl Shell Church along with either Cygnet Bay Pearl farm or Cape Leveque and then taking the seaplane to land at the incredible Horizontal Falls and spectacular islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago, with something to eat aboard the houseboat, a swim in the safe swimming cage and then returning back to Broome low flying above the coastline at the end of the day!. Breakfast, lunch and all transport are included, making this extraordinary Broome Horizontal Falls day trip is the perfect opportunity to unleash your adventurous spirit.
Tours start at around $950. Essential to book this tour well in advance of arrival in Broome.
Take in a movie at Sun Pictures -the World’s longest-running outdoor cinema, built in 1913, screening new releases in a charming setting with deck chairs and nightly fly overs by commercial jets landing at the nearby airport!
Open nightly; two session times. Ask reception what is showing or CLICK HERE FOR SESSION TIMES Tip from The Billi – take a bed pillow or ask us for one – great for extra comfort on the old deckchairs!
A 2-hour night time educational and entertaining mind bender using big telescopes, lasers and fun under some of the best stargazing skies on the planet.
“Giving people a living breathing conscious experience of being on a planet that is turning as it hurtles through space is our most profound task. With this experience comes an ability to see things for what they really are, to see you in relation to the whole and to know that everything is on track.”
You’ll find Greg Quicke running star shows for the public from April to October at the Astro Tours dark site an easy 20 minutes drive out of Broome, Western Australia. Self drive or Coach. From approx $75/$95/$105 pp
When in Broome… for those who love fishing and even those who just want to get out on the water for a day’s adventure we have plenty of tour fishing companies in Broome, however please keep in mind these get heavily booked so we recommend you try to book WELL in advance of your arrival. Prices start from $300/$350 for half day reef or creek fishing. Email us about getting you some options.
Relax in comfort as you observe the Humpback whales breaching, pec slapping, spy hopping, see cows (mother whales) teaching their calves to swim, sea turtles, sea snakes and dolphins plus see the rare Australian Snubfin dolphin. Broome is the only place in the world to see this beautiful creature. Tours from approx $160pp
Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Soak up the spectacular coastal scenery of Broome on a morning or a sunset tour aboard one of the Snubfin Dolphin charter boats. Depending on the seasons, you could catch a glimpse of the graceful manta rays or watch turtles bobbing their heads on the water together with other beautiful marine life. 3-4 hour tours March to December. Prices start from around $110/$135 pp
Feed the Crocodiles
The famous Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park just out of Broome is home to many, many crocodiles along with breathtakingly colourful birdlife, a cassowary, kangaroos, euros and wallabies, as well as emus, jabirus, snakes and lizards.
We recommend going out there just before 3pm for the daily “feeding” tour. Buy tickets at the gate.
ADULTS $35.00PP CONCESSION $30.00PP FAMILY (2 ADULTS, 2 CHILDREN) $90.00 CHILD (5-15 YRS) $20.00PP
Broome Panoramic Town Tour
Experience the best of Broome sights, landmarks and history including Transport.
The perfect tour to explore the stunning sights, culture, history, and extraordinary landmarks around Broome. Including’; Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point, Wharf, Town Beach including our new Jetty, Chinatown, and hear all about our diverse pearling history.
Discover all the best sights of Broome! A great way to find your feet and some local knowledge about what’s on and what to do in town!
150 min duration From $80.
Pearl Farm Tour
Discover exactly what makes the perfect pearl at Willie Creek Pearl Farm situated just 38km out of Broome, on the picturesque protected tidal estuary of Willie Creek itself. The journey starts with the collection and spawning of oysters in their state-of-the-art hatchery, then moves on to the delicate operations of seeding and harvesting oysters, and finally the valuing of pearls and the creation of stunning jewellery.
All tours include morning or afternoon tea and selected tours have a pre-booked breakfast or lunch option available on our 11am tour for self-drive or coach*.Coach Tour with hotel pick up from $129 adults coach or self drive from $79 or book a self drive car hire package with discounted pearl farm tickets with Broome Broome Car Rentals. Family packages available and children’s prices etc
Broome Sunset, Seafood and Pearling Cruise
A fully-inclusive afternoon and evening cruise on board a deluxe 69-ft triple-deck pleasure boat in Broome with fine dining whilst watching the sunset and an opportunity to learn about pearling, see rare Broome pearls first hand and see and array of marine life whilst out on the water off Cable Beach.
You’ll be treated to an exquisite 7-course menu of WA seafood and fresh local ingredients, prepared by a private chef on deck plus fully inclusive beverages from Howard Park Wines and beers from craft brewer Spinifex, ginger beer by Matso’s, plus cider, imported beers and non-alcoholic choices. Take in 360-degree views as you sip on premium beverages, served all-inclusive throughout the cruise.
The operators have partnered with the oldest Australian owned and operated pearl farm, Cygnet Bay, to give you a firsthand experience of seeing a live onboard pearl harvest at a visit to their pearl lines 8km off shore and a very special pearl meat tasting.
Your seafood feast continues as you anchor close to Cable Beach for seated dining with white table cloths and the best seat in town to take in the famous Broome sunset.
The next day, for those choosing it, visit Cygnet Bay’s headquarters in Broome’s central Chinatown, where you can witness an exclusive grading of the harvested pearl by professional jewellers, see ceremonial Aboriginal ‘Riji’ carved pearl shell, or try on an old-style diver’s helmet!
Includes all transfers from the resort. 5-6hr tour. Cost from approx $349pp. Mid May to Mid September. Bookings essential.
Wander the Markets!
The Broome Courthouse Markets are held in the beautiful Heritage listed gardens of the Broome Courthouse. Started over 25 years ago by a small group of locals wishing to trade local product, they have grown to become a major tourist attraction in Broome and host up to 115 creative stalls over the Dry Season.
Trading every Saturday all year and Sunday from April – October 8am to 1pm
Thursday Night Markets – Town Beach Reserve
5:00PM – 9:00PM, every Thursday night from June – September,
Staircase to the Moon Markets: Town Beach Reserve
5Pm – 1.5 hours after moon rise, first two nights of the full moon from April – October,
Walk like a Dinosaur
For nature of a more historical kind, nothing gets much more ancient than the 130 million year old Dinosaur Footprints which can be seen at very low tides at Gantheaume Point.
Footprints can be viewed at Gantheaume Point at tides below 2.16m. As the rocks can be slippery and steep, we recommend a high level of mobility and sturdy shoes are required.
Broome Dinosaur Adventures
Where else in the world can you stand in the footprints of dinosaurs? Combine that with the awe-inspiring tidal range, the spectacular scenery and the flora and fauna of Roebuck bay and you have an epic journey of discovery aboard purpose built shallow landing vessels, “Tutti Frutti” or “Brahminy Kite”, allow you to disembark directly onto the beach and are the perfect boats to explore this intriguing coastline.
The tour includes a trip up Dampier Creek where you can get up close and personal with the flora and fauna and take in the spectacular surroundings, of the white sands and many winding tributaries whilst enjoying sparkling wine and gourmet platters.
To supplement the sparkling wine that is included on this tour, there is a licensed bar at our absolute beachfront venue, exclusive to our tour guests, for you to purchase a drink before or after the tour.
Complimentary accommodation transfers. Estimated duration, including transfers 4 hours.Moderate level of fitness and mobility required on this tour. Walking distances of up to 300m is required and reef shoes are compulsory. From $166 pp
Moontide Gin Distillery
Visit Broome’s only Gin Distillery and do an informal tour and sample their wares. Tastings at their cellar door – CHECK OPENING TIMES HERE Sample spirits, both neat and paired with a mixer. Platters available also. Location 17 Gwendoline Crossing, Bilingurr, Broome. Phone 0407 974 492
1 Day Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek & Derby Prison Tree Tour
Travel east from Broome for a day, with Kimberley Wild, heading into Kimberley cattle country via the Derby Prison Tree and the Gibb River Road. Spend the morning in the outback oasis of Windjana Gorge searching for freshwater crocodiles, local birdlife and indigenous bushtucker, followed by an afternoon exploring the fascinating Tunnel Creek cave system. A swim in the waterhole is a highlight of the day. This day trip from Broome offers a delightful glimpse of Australia’s beautiful Kimberley region.
1 Day Dampier Peninsular,Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm & Sea Safari
The Dampier Peninsula is a delight for travellers seeking a real Kimberley experience that is culturally rewarding in a beautiful environment. Enjoy morning tea in the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home to the Sacred Heart Church and its glimmering pearl shell altar. Then travel north to the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. The only working pearl farm open to the public, Cygnet Bay offers an insight into the history and cultivation of the world’s finest pearls during Pearl Farm Tour. Relax and enjoy a delightful lunch prepared by the chef at Cygnet Bay’s licensed restaurant. In the afternoon you will board a high speed vessel for a truly remarkable experience on the Kimberley Coast, cruising through the Sunday Island group of the Buccaneer Archipelago experiencing the enormous power of the tide in the form of whirlpools and standing waves. Your experienced skipper provides fascinating insights into this extreme tropical environment and how this not only affects the people of the Kimberley Coast but also how it powers the Australian pearling industry.
Reboard the vehicle for the journey back to Broome, arriving at approximately 6.30pm. From$489 (adults) Runs April to Oct.
Indigenous Mangrove Tour
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Roebuck Bay’s low tide mangrove ecosystem with local Aboriginal tour guides sharing the culture and history of Broome and the bay. The fun and engaging 2km walk in the mangroves and mudflats will give you a greater appreciation of Broome’s natural environment and marine life, and a complete understanding of Aboriginal history and settlement of the town. So slip on the boots, spray on the repellent and jump on The Mangrove Discovery Experience!
Broome’s mangroves provide a sheltered habitat for a wide variety of native and aquatic animals. Teeming with life, they are both feeding grounds and nurseries for fish, molluscs, burrowing mud worms, various crustaceans, turtles, and the occasional saltwater crocodile.
Duration: 2 hours | Distance: 2km with medium to high level mobility required. Reef shoes will be provided. Adults from $85pp
Pearl Lugger Sunset Cruise
Sail the blue waters of Broome in Australia’s north west aboard ‘Willie’, one of the last operating pearl luggers in Australia. ‘Willie’, a 67’ Gaff Rig Schooner, modelled on the designs of early 1900 pearl luggers, was built to fish for Mother of Pearl shell Pinctada Maxima, which put Broome on the map and shaped the history of the region.
Sailing between Roebuck Bay and the idyllic Cable Beach, ‘Willie’ allows you to see how a traditional gaff rigged sailing vessel operates with all sails heaved up manually just as our forefathers did, whilst taking in the beautiful sunset. With plenty of comfortable seating options aboard, anyone can enjoy the calm waters and natural beauty of the coastline surrounding Broome.
You can completely relax hearing stories of the rich history and culture of the area, and enjoy the delightful complimentary food served by our crew . A great selection of chilled beverages can be purchased from our open deck bar. Our crew will happily point out the abundance of marine life from turtles, seas snakes, dolphins and the mighty humpback whale, to dugongs, manta rays and the plethora of pelagic fish – all in a day aboard Willie.
From $165 per adult. Approx 4 hrs. Transfers from hotel incl. April to Oct.
Staircase To The Moon
Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon which occurs when a full moon rises over the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. The Staircase to the Moon happens 2 – 3 days a month between March and October.
The first two days of Staircase to the Moon generally also play host to the Staircase to the Moon markets at Town Beach. Here you can sample local produce, buy hand made products, a variety of international food, and enjoy the sounds of local entertainers. Another popular spot to view the event is The Mangrove Hotel Resort, with live entertainment every Staircase night. CLICK HERE FOR DATES
A Taste of Broome
Usually in August, A Taste of Broome is an epic three-day cultural showcase festival that will delight your senses and entertain the entire family. Festival goers will get a real taste of Broome’s best local food, culture, art, music, theatre and film across three main events in addition to a series of smaller and more intimate events created for an all-inclusive Broome experience. Events will evoke an era long gone, through the sights, sounds and smells of the past.
Celebrate Broome’s identity and meet the locals as they share their history and heritage with you during this unique festival that cannot be experienced anywhere else but right here in Broome.
You can purchase single tickets to any of the events over the festival, or receive a 15% percent discount when you purchase over $200 of tickets. CLICK HERE for more information.
Events Calendar Broome
There are always different local and cultural events in Broome and these change as we move through the seasons. To keep up to date with the multitude of local events on offer CLICK HERE to see the Visit Broome Calendar of Events