Western Australia’s most northerly town, Broome is a stunning destination and layover before either heading south to Perth or across to Darwin.
The northern town is famous for its endless skies and of course the sunset. Here’s a look at how to spend 24 hours in Broome when you’re between tours.
Arrived the night before? Start your day bright and early at the Kool Spot Cafe on Carnarvon Street. Here, you can enjoy your all-important morning coffee as well as exotic breakfasts such as the heuvos rancheros (fried eggs on tortilla with salsa) or fruity toasted mango and coconut bread.
Once you’ve fuelled up it’s time to explore the town. If you happen to be in Broome on a Saturday or Sunday then you may be able to take in the local charm of the Broome Courthouse Markets.
Alternatively you could learn about the pearl farming industry that Broome was built on with a Pearl Luggers Tour just $20 from 11.30am.
For lunch we suggest heading to the Green Mango Cafe for their pulled pork burger. It’s reasonably priced here meaning you don’t have to burst your entire day’s budget for a decent meal.
When having a day’s downtime anywhere it’s important not to go too overboard on the activities, after all you’ll soon be hitting the road again in search of new adventures. So during the afternoon why not head to see the 3.5 metre high, crystal buddha opposite the Cable Beach Club Resort. The Buddha Sanctuary is the perfect location for those looking to unwind and if you happen to be visiting on a Tuesday or Friday you can take advantage of the yoga classes at 5pm.
As we edge towards sunset, you’re ever closes to seeing what you came for - the epic Broome sunset. Of course the most post card way to see the sunset is with a camel ride along Cable Beach, so make sure you leave enough time to make it happen as this truly is one of the most spectacular beaches.
Come nightfall you could either head to Oasis Bar which is an outdoor nightclub at the Roebuck Bay Hotel - known as “the Roey” to locals, or if you’re really up for a relaxing one, then catch a flick at Sun Pictures - Broome’s Outdoor Cinema. They show films from 6.30pm and 8.30 pm so it’s the perfect way to spend an evening recharging your batteries before setting off bright and early the next day.
Get to Broome from Perth via Integrity Coach lines Hop-on Hop-off pass.
Article courtesy BBM Live Magazine