Broome, the Southern Gateway to the Kimberley.
Broome, in the far north of the vast state of Western Australia, is famous for pearls and pearl diving since the 1880s, producing some of the worlds finest pearls. Broome is still considered one of the pearl Capitals of the world, and has a thriving cultured pearl industry. A bustling tourist industry has also been built on the history of pearling and on the pristine coastal areas around Roebuck Bay and the Dampier Peninsula.
Where the sky meets the land, the desert meets the sea, where white sands, red rocks and cobalt blue waters come together; on a peninsula not more than 15km long, here rests the town of Broome.
The Yawuru (pronounced Ya-roo) people are the native title holders of Broome and surrounding areas. Their country covers vast areas from Wirrginmirr (Willie Creek) in the north: south through Minyirr (Gantheaume Point) and east past Man-galagun (Crab Creek) to the end of Roebuck Plains and south to Warrwan (south of Cape Villaret).
The Yawuru people say “Warany-jarri liyan yargarrgi”. In Yawuru this means to agree with one spirit, one feeling and one mind, and believe once you have visited Broome, you will experience this spirit; this feeling and hold it always in your heart.
There are many things to see and do while in Broome. Incredible fishing, coastal cruising, explore and experience Aboriginal culture, expeditions into the vast Kimberley wilderness, Whale watching, Pearl Lugger experience, Camel Tours along Cable Beach, Sea Kayaking, and much, much more.
If you are planning to travel along the Gibb River Road or north along the Kalumburu Road towards the Mitchel Falls or up to the Bungle Bungles the friendly staff at the Broome Visitor Centre will be able to help you organise your Kimberley accommodation, tours and plan your itinerary
A journey along the Gibb River Road four wheel drive route is one of the last true outback adventures. Originally constructed in the 1960s to transport stock from surrounding cattle stations, it stretches some 660km from King Sound in Derby to Wyndham.
Be very careful though, it is said that once you visit Broome, you will never want to leave.