I only had one day in Broome before my group tour started, and I filled it with a few of the best attractions.
After arriving in Broome early morning, I took a quick walk from the airport to my digs for the night, the Kimberley Klub backpackers. I dropped off my bag, picked up a local map, and set out for a day of exploring.
It was already stinking hot by 9am so I took the advice of the backpacker staff and visited busy cafe Good Cartel. It was perfect for a refreshing freshly squeezed juice. I then took the short walk into town.
Broome is home to Sun Pictures, the oldest outdoor cinema in the world. Inside is set up with rows of comfortable deck chairs and there’s a grassy area in front of the screen which would make a fantastic summer night out. I would have loved to have packed a picnic and spent a night under the stars.
After a wander around I took the local bus to see the clear blue water at Town Beach. Not being able to swim in such inviting water was a shame – it’s not recommended due to crocodile sightings!
Afterwards I found the fascinating Broome Historical Museum. The town has a big pearling and multicultural history which was interesting to learn more about. I would also liked to have visited the Japanese Cemetery, where hundreds of Japanese divers from the early pearling days were laid to rest.
Something that came highly recommend by friends was a visit to Matso’s Brewery. I scored a free beer tasting paddle with my all day bus ticket (bonus!) so I stopped for lunch, and to escape the heat of the day. I really enjoyed the mango beer, ginger beer and the lychee beer. The ‘Angry Ranga’ chilli ginger beer was a bit much for me.
In the afternoon I caught the bus to Cable Beach to watch the sunset. It was the first of many spectacular sunsets I’d see while travelling through Western Australia.
It certainly was a jam-packed day and I’m glad I got to see so much. I would love to hear about your adventures.
What are your favourite attractions in Broome?
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