Australia’s North West
27.6728° S, 121.6283° E
Australia’s North West
Travel north to the Kimberley and explore Broome / (Rubibi) and its regions including Eco Beach, Cable Beach / (Walmanyjun), and to Cygnet Bay in the Dampier Peninsula. Visit Willie Creek Pearl Farm, one of Broome’s most luxurious export.
8 Nights / 9 Days Package includes
- 4 nights Cable Beach
- 4 nights Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat
- Willie Creek Pearls Tour
- 1 Day Dampier Peninsula, Aboriginal Communities and Sea Safari Full Day Tour (Tuesday, Sunday departures only)
Car Hire: 9 Days Pick up / Drop off Broome
Package from: $2,499*
per person, based on twin occupancy
*Packages are subject to availability, based on twin share. T&C’s apply.
Welcome to Broome, where old and modern worlds collide, and the ocean meets the outback in picture-perfect style. It’s a place that captivates visitors with its spectacular natural landscapes and fascinating pearl-diving history. Explore the western gateway to the Kimberley wilderness as you traverse turquoise waters and red ochre rock, take a camel ride against a tangerine sunset, and uncover ancient dinosaur footprints along the way.
The relaxed town of Broome has attracted people from around the globe for centuries, thanks to the stunning pearls of the South Sea. From the 1800s, pearl divers from China, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines flocked to the ‘pearl of the north’, creating today’s thriving multicultural town.
Hop onboard a cruise to a pearl farm or take home a lasting memory of your adventure from one of Chinatown’s dazzling pearl showrooms. If you’re visiting between August and September, join the locals in celebrating Shinju Matsuri – a cultural and culinary festival that celebrates Broome’s pearl-diving history and Aboriginal heritage. Admire work by Aboriginal artists at Kimberley art galleries and wonder at the tales passed down through generations as an Aboriginal guide introduces you to local Yawuru traditions.
Nature puts on an unmissable show at Broome’s Cable Beach. Feel the snow-white sand between your toes as you wander this 22km stretch of coastline, stopping to admire the striking rust-red cliffs and ancient dinosaur footprints at Gantheaume Point (Minyirr).
As darkness descends, make your way to Roebuck Bay (Yawuru Nadulagun) for the once-in-a-lifetime sight known as the ‘Staircase to the Moon’. An awe-inspiring illusion, the unique phenomenon takes place on certain dates from March to October when the full moon coincides with the low tide.
Reflect on this and many more magical experiences during a dinner of local mud crabs, which make their home among the mangroves. Later, unwind at one of Broome’s eco-retreats and resorts, where the call of the local wildlife lulls you to sleep.
4 Nights – Cable Beach
Discover the beauty of the Kimberley’s golden hour as the world-famous Indian Ocean sunsets of Cable Beach dazzle in shades of pink, orange and purple. Take a ride on a camel train or sail on a scenic boat trip as the sun sinks below the horizon, or simply watch in awe as the sweeping expanse of sky transitions from day into night.
A sanctuary of sugar-white sand and gin-clear waters, Cable Beach is a 10-minute drive or bus trip from the township of Broome.
This tropical paradise encourages you to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life as you explore 22 kilometres of sun-drenched beach.
Enjoy the view from underneath a beach umbrella or get adventurous with a range of water sports. Wander the dunes and self-guided walking trails of Minyirr Park or climb aboard a boat to chart a course along the coast.
At the end of the day, Cable Beach’s renowned camel trains make for a striking silhouette against the flame-red sky. Get in the saddle and join this swaying, stately procession as it makes its way along the sparkling shoreline.
Accommodation: Cable Beach Resort?
4 Nights – Eco Beach
Accommodation: Eco Beach Resort
Included Tours (subject to availability and set departures):
Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour – Drive Yourself
Operating days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
• Morning or Afternoon Tea
• Willie Creek Boat Cruise
• Care of Pearls Presentation
• Showroom Browsing Time
• Pearling Masterclass
• Discover the journey of the Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl from shell to showroom
• Cruise Willie Creek’s azure waters and view live oysters
Get the complete pearl experience, from the history of pearling in Broome, to modern pearl farming and jewellery manufacturing. Join the Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour to cruise Willie Creek’s sapphire waters and view live Pinctada Maxima oysters suspended in their natural environment amongst the native flora and fauna.
Full Day Dampier Peninsula and Aboriginal Communities and Sea Safari Full Day Tour
Operating days: Tue, Sun – an alternative tour will be offered on other days please check your itinerary
• Transportation: Coach and cruise
• Hotel pick up and drop off
• Visit Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community
• Visit Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
• Admire Pearl Shell Altar
• Explore Cape Leveque
• Enjoy Sea Safari
• Pickup notes
• Guests will be picked up from Broome Hotels.
Just north of Lombadina is Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, accessible year-round on a sealed road. Pearl Farm tours give an insight into how pearls are cultivated and a visit by boat to Waterfall Reef appears to defy logic as it rises from the ocean on a receding tide. Stay overnight in the new glamping tents on the bay, and enjoy the licensed restaurant that overlooks it, complete with infinity pool and tastings of pearl meat.
Beagle Bay is one of four Aboriginal communities on the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome. It’s home to the Nyul Nyul people who’ve existed in this rugged but pristine coastal environment for thousands of years. It’s also home to the Beagle Bay Sacred Heart Church.
Short trips from Broome:
JAMES PRICE POINT – Marvel at the azure waters and the picture-perfect Kimberley coastline when you head just 50km north of Broome for a perfect day out. Drive atop spectacular red cliffs that loom over the pristine white sands of the warm Indian Ocean. Pack a picnic and spend a peaceful day swimming and relaxing, just like the locals do.
Horizontal Falls: The surging waters of Horizontal Falls (Garaanngaddim) must be seen to be believed. Prepare for an action-packed adventure amid hundreds of islands that make up the Buccaneer Archipelago. This natural tidal phenomenon serves up breathtaking viewing options. Witness the unique rush of water that squeezes through narrow cliff passages from a seaplane, scenic flight or helicopter; or board a popular jetboat ride through the falls.