Located on the northern coast of the state at the southern edge of the Kimberley region,
Broome made its name as a pearling town and is today a major centre for cultured pearl farming.|
Broome is famous for its unlimited white sandy beaches and is located on Roebuck Bay. Cable Beach stretches for 22 km.
Its multicultural pearling past has led to a broad poulation with Japanese and Chinese sections of the towns adding to its appeal. There is a Japanese Cemetery in Port Drive and a large column has been erected in memory of the 140 Japanese who lost their lives in the cyclones of 1908.
Dinosaur footprints can be seen at low tide at Gantheaume Point which were made over 120 million years ago.
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Broome Tourist Bureau
Cnr. Bagot and Great Northern Hwy. Broome, 6725. W.A.
Ph: 08 9192 2222 Fax: 08 9192 2063
HOW TO GET THERE:
By car along the Great Northern Hwy.
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