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Temperature (max 34o- min 29o)
Rainfall (max 176mm - min 1mm)
TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL
• White sandy beaches
• Spectacular sunsets
• Buccaneer Archipelago
• Lightning shows
• Turtle nesting
• Bird watching
• Art galleries
• Dinosaur footprints
• Horizontal Waterfalls
he endless sunshine, rich
red dirt and pristine white
beaches draw people to
From November to April the
tropical summer months bring
hot, humid days and balmy nights
it’s the wet season. Expect great
lightning shows, spectacular
sunsets and plenty of wildlife.
There are fewer crowds and the
pace of town is really relaxed - the
perfect ‘flop break’. Turn off the
mobile, laze by the pool with a
fresh mango daiquiri and feast on
fresh local seafood, which locals
say is at its best this time of the
year. Browse through the many
art and pearl galleries, more than
anywhere else in the world, or just
curl up at the resort and luxuriate.
Late April into early May is
the shoulder season: the rains
stop, there’s a burst of a million
dragonflies and suddenly, the
Wet is over. At the same time,
the Kimberley is now green, the
rivers run and the waterfalls flow.
Locals reckon it’s the best time to
visit. As the southern winter sets
in, Broome’s daytime temperature
is around 28 degrees, and rarely
lower than 10 at night. Days are
sunshine-filled and the town really
comes to life. Bound by Cable
Beach’s 22km of pristine white
sand and turquoise sea, water
activities dominate; fishing, boat
cruises, kayaking and swimming.
In the heart of town soak up the
history of Chinatown and outdoor
markets, or take one of the many
adventure tours to explore in and
around this remarkable oasis.
It’s worth dedicating at least a half
day to retail therapy in Broome.
An abundance of pearl galleries
and more than 20 art galleries sit
alongside an eclectic mix of shops
selling everything from fashion to
Aboriginal artefacts. Everything
in ‘old Broome’ is within easy
walking distance, and when
the temperature rises, you will
appreciate the air-conditioned
comfort. There is also a host of
cute cafes and restaurants – a
nice break from room service and
snacks around the pool!
Resorts, resorts, resorts
New resorts and renovations spoil
you for choice, from high-end
luxury resorts near the beach to
boutique options in town. During
the Wet you can get some excellent
off-season discounts and sit back
and enjoy the balmy weather and
magnificent storms rolling in from
the coast. As the dry season kicks
in, relax around the pool, work
on your tan and remember to take
time out and text your friends
suffering the winter blues in Perth.
Book ahead as Broome in the dry
season is very popular.
We take it for granted but this is an
international bucket-list destination
and there is so much to see and do
beyond the resort. The easiest way
to get around is to book a tour with
locals who know Broome like the
back of their hand. You can also
consider an out-of-town daytrip:
fly over the Buccaneer Archipelago,
sail, cruise or drive the Dampier
Peninsula, or choose from the
many small plane charters available.
It’s easy to chill out and never
leave your resort, but dedicate at
least one day to seeing more of this
“Endless sunshine, rich red dirt and
pristine white beaches draw people
to cosmopolitan Broome”
Mud crabbing is a popular pastime.
The region’s sunsets are nothing less than spectacular.
A pearl lugger off the coast.
A camel ride along the sand is
an iconic Broome activity.
Sunset Bar, Cable Beach
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