Why Broome, Australia Should Be Your New Getaway Destination

Insta-worthy reasons why this will be your next ideal escape.
Thursday 21 February 2019
A wonder of the world. The Horizontal Falls in Broome, Australia. Photos: Tourism Western Australia

If you are looking for a new destination to visit in 2019, skip the usual suspects and head to exotic Broome in Western Australia for a richer and more diverse experience. Getting there has just gotten a whole lot easier too. Beginning 13th June 2019, SilkAir is scheduled to operate four direct flights to the beach resort town. For a limited time, the little piece of paradise will only be four hours away from Singapore.

Broome, with its picturesque white beaches, impressive natural landscapes, glistening turquoise waters and rich Aboriginal heritage, is a fusion of peacefulness, intriguing history and culture, making it a must-visit destination this year. With travel becoming increasingly motivated by how ‘Instagramable’ a destination is, here is a list of five Insta-worthy reasons to make the journey to beautiful Broome.

Staircase to the Moon

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View from Town Beach of the Staircase to the Moon phenomenon, which happens across Roebuck Bay in Broome

Feast your eyes and get your camera ready for the natural phenomenon that only occurs during certain times of the year, and only in Australia’s North West. It happens when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide, creating a beautiful optical illusion of stairs reaching to the moon. It is best seen from Roebuck Bay but can also be seen from other parts of Broome, including Dampier, Cossack, and Hearson’s Cove.

Roebuck Bay

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Pindan cliffs facing Roebuck Bay, near the Broome Bird Observatory

Staircase to the Moon isn’t the only ‘Insta-worthy’ spot at Roebuck Bay. Sink your feet in its red sand beaches, and soak in the contrasting colours of the sand and sea. Roebuck Bay is also home to a diverse ecosystem and a wide variety of wildlife. Go on an eco-tour and catch glimpses of dolphins, a myriad of marine life and migratory birdlife.

Cable Beach

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Camels at sunset on Cable Beach, Broome

Another must visit spot is the world-famous cable beach, with 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand and magical sunsets. Also, not forgetting the sunset camel rides that have become synonymous with Broome and Cable Beach. It makes for some great photo ops with experiences that will last a lifetime.

Horizontal Falls

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Horizontal Falls

The view of a lifetime and described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest wonders of the world”, the Horizontal Falls is yet another wonder not to be missed. The fast-moving tidal current squeezes through two narrow gorges, pushing the water into rapid-like formations which rush through the twin gaps, producing waterfalls turned on their side. There are many ways of getting there, with a variety of different tour options to choose from. You can view the Horizontal Falls from the air via a scenic flight from Broome or get up close with an extended cruise. For the adventurous, take a float plane and land at the Horizontal Falls.

Chase Stars in Broome

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The Bungle Bungle Range at night, Purnululu National Park.

Explore the galaxy beyond you Broome’s skies are perfect for stargazing, thanks to its cloudless nights and perfect location – it’s located perfectly on our planet to see the best of both the Southern Hemisphere and the Northern Hemisphere. Embark on a discovery tour of Broome’s night skies with astronomy experts and explore the multiple galaxies beyond us. Don’t forget to bring along your fisheye lenses to capture the stellar night sky. There is so much more to see and experience in Broome, from pearl farm tours to the world’s oldest operating outdoor cinema.

Visit www.australiasnorthwest.com/singapore for more information.

Source: Tourism Western Australia

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