Home' Traveller : Scoop Traveller WA 021 Contents BIG BUDDHA | Relax on the
meditation deck in front of this
3.5m crystal Buddha, positioned
to promote health and healing.
Located at Cable Beach.
ANASTASIA’S POOL | Broome
character Patrick Percy modified
this rock pool so his arthritic wife,
Anastasia, could bathe. Located at
JOHNNY CHI LANE | This
laneway has an historic walk
with 20 plaques that relate the
history of the pearling industry
in the town.
OLD BROOME LOCKUP |
This old building housed many
Aboriginal prisoners between 1895
and 1950. Today it is used as a place
to showcase Aboriginal art.
Photography Liz Janney.
FOR THE KIDS
Beaches | Make a sandcastle on
Cable Beach. Spend a day at Town
Beach, with its water playground,
swings and facilities. Snorkel
around the rocks at Gantheaume
Point or enjoy a swim at the
secluded Riddell Beach.
Stargazing | Try an Astro Tour
Kayaking | Hire your own or go on
a tour. Look out for sea turtles.
Malcolm Douglas Wilderness
Park | Located at 12 Mile.
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henisis nibh el essectem quipit vulputat. Ut eui
blandre minim vel dipsuscipis nonsequat,
Chinatown and Old Broome | Once a street of tin pearling shacks,
taverns and Chinese eateries, this is now a prestigious shopping
and cafe district. See the restored pearling luggers, the old jetty
and historic pearlers quarters on Dampier Terrace, and the life-
sized statues on Carnarvon Street. Dampier Terrace is where you’ll
find the premium pearl showrooms, and the world’s largest pearl,
which sits in a glass cabinet. Everything from the top-of-the-
range, to cheaper freshwater pearls are scattered in shops through
Chinatown and greater Broome. Look for souvenirs along Carvarvon
and Short Street, Dampier Terrrace and Johnny Chi Lane. There are
some great boutique clothing stores along Carnarvon Street. The
Chinatown precinct is the ideal place to book a tour, get a haircut or
run errands. Check out a movie at the oldest picture gardens in the
world, or spend an afternoon pottering around the local art galleries
along Carnarvon, Short and Hamersley streets.
Eating and drinking | There are plenty of places to enjoy good
coffee. The cafes along Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace are
great for people- and plane-watching. Try some of the restaurants
along Hamersley Street for a cuppa, or relax at a coffee shop
overlooking Roebuck Bay. Locals rave about the coffee van that
recently won the right to operate at the Japanese Cemetery. Have
a cocktail or a glass of wine at sunset at a restaurant at Cable
Beach, or try the cocktail bar on Sanctuary Road. Enjoy a mango,
chilli or ginger beer at the award-winning Matso’s Brewery and
Restaurant. The historic building started as a bank, then moved
from Sheba Lane to become Matso’s, a popular local haunt on
Hamersley Street. Dine at award-winning restaurants, or enjoy a
seafood meal at the port.
Port area | This deep-water jetty is a picturesque spot popular for
fishing. If the fish aren’t biting, there’s a fish and chip shop at the
wharf. You can launch a boat from entrance point.
12 Mile | Head 19km out of town along the Broome Highway
and pick up some award-winning mango wine and port from
The Mango Place. On Friday and Sunday nights, head in for a
mango pizza. Get up close and personal with dingoes, jabirus and
crocodiles at the wildlife park, or go bird-watching at Crab Creek.
Broome is home to the world’s oldest picture
gardens (Photography Simon McBeth).
Broome is a great place for kids to snorkel.
Photography Liz Janney.
Photography Simon McBeth.
Carnarvon Street sign
(Photography Mark Wilkinson).
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