A multicultural seaside town
Taking up about one third of the entire country, Western Australia requires more than a day or two to appreciate its diverse beauty – Broome offers a great introduction to the state's bountiful natural assets with a completely different perspective compared to capital city Perth in the south. Check into your beachfront accommodation and spend the weekend in tropical bliss, mimicking the laidback local lifestyle lounging by the pool. Comfortable winters and warm summers make Broome a perfect weekend escape any time of year with its rich history as a pearling town adding an element of glamour.
Broome's biggest crowd-pleaser is the spectacular Cable Beach. It's easy to see why this beach is world-famous with more than 20 kilometres of sun-bleached sand, perfectly blue water and breathtaking sunsets over the Indian Ocean making you want to freeze time and live in the moment forever. If you're wondering what to do in Broome, a Cable Beach sunset camel ride should be at the top of your to-do list. Pack your sunscreen, hat and a good book for the ultimate beach day.
Past Cable Beach at the paleontological hot spot Gantheaume Point, you can catch a glimpse of Broome's past with ancient reef preserved in the rocks and actual dinosaur footprints revealing themself at low tide. While you're in the area, learn about the romance surrounding Anastasia's Pool – a natural spa moulded by a lighthouse keeper so that his arthritis-suffering wife could enjoy its warm waters. One of the best things about a weekend holiday in Broome is seeing the dramatic colours of the Australian landscape from fiery red sandstone cliffs tumbling down to glittering white beaches to golden sunsets against a turquoise sea. Get in touch with a Flight Centre travel specialist and prepare to be dazzled by Broome's natural brilliance.