Broome

Submitted: Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:05
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Hello all
We are going to Broome this weekend for 7 days, it was only $400 / person return with virgin air direct from adelaide, to good an offer to knock back, cheaper than driving from south aus.
Can anyone recomend places to see and things to do while we are there, whats the heat like at this time of the year, what are are insects like, is the fishing as good as they say?
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Reply By: Dan - Yal - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:29

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:29
Thats cheaper than flying from Perth
Try get to Cape Leveque and take your time getting there and back. Lots of great spots on the way, Middle Lagoon was our favourite.
Back in Broome, Matso's Brewery has great steak burgers
The Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour is interesting
Anastasia's Pool is also worth a look
As for fishing and insects, I always found the bugs to be hungrier than the fish, but I'm no pro fisherman
If all else fails, sit on Cable beach and do nothing.

Have fun
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Reply By: uneekwahn - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:57

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:57
Try the Mango farm out on Kanagae Drive, very nice. The pizzas @ Zanders on Cable Beach are pretty yum.

If you've got some space $$ and they're open, try Broome Hovercraft

Here's a shot of the wife and I on Roebuck Bay on our honeymoon back in 2007 during a break from the hovercraft ride



The most import thing, enjoy it. And cherish the time you're up there with your partner :)

Jason.
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Follow Up By: Mills5 - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 21:26

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 21:26
So thats who married her ..
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Follow Up By: uneekwahn - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 23:35

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 23:35
Indeed it is.

Whats it to you?
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Reply By: Member - Boeing (PER) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:58

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:58
Where are you staying????
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Reply By: Muntoo - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 23:20

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 23:20
Still a little warm here. Fishing is awesome, though will need a charter to get out and catch something. There has been no mozzies or sandflies were i live for months, and are only ever a problem on dusk anyway.

Plenty of things to see and do, depends on how far you want to travel, what you wanna see, how hot it is etc.
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Follow Up By: Steve and Viv - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:38

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:38
Are you in Broome? We also live here..What you up to?
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 07:19

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 07:19
Your timing is exquisite.

With tonight being a full moon, you have the opportunity to see one and possibly two events you will never forget. The tides are at their best right now and will still be good over Easter.

1)You might be lucky enough to see the staircase to the moon, but you may be a few days late. At any rate you will catch decent tides on the beach at the beginning of your trip.

2) This is expensive but a memory forever. You can catch a flight to the Horizontal waterfalls on Kimberley extreme or Horizontal falls adventure tours. You usually take in Cape Leveque and great scenery. Get there as soon as you can as the tides will get smaller every day.

The latter is one of the most amazing sights and rides you will ever have. One of the tour groups even have ( or had) an overnight stay on a Yacht for about $50 extra.

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:44

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:44
Yes, second that idea - a truly memorable experience.

Cheers,

Val
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:43

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:43
We took a walk around the Gantheaume Point precinct. At low tide there are lots of wonderful rock formations to see - the colours in the earth and the rocks there are a real treat - at very low tides you can see 130M year old dinosaur footprints - there's info at the interpretation centre on the point.
There main shipping wharf was worth a look round too - and there's a sizeable seafood restaurant out there.
Cape Leveque is great too - lots to see up there, but not a day trip.

The main tourist info office is full on, with heaps of activities for tourists (including your fishing charters), all costing $$$ - we were more interested in the local natural environment, so avoided all of that and just went for walks in the old town centre, cable beach and along the various seafront areas. Was nice to experience an environment totally different to Adelaide (us too :-o).
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Reply By: Chipsy - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:59

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:59
the two most fun things I found to do in broome were the hovercraft tour, the people were great and its different and you get to see everything from a different angle.

and we hired pushbikes and rode to gantheaume point at low tide to find the dinosaur footprints, low tide coincided with 5 am so it was an early start but that was part of the fun and I think the sun comes up at about 3am anyway.

have a great trip.
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Reply By: jezza68 - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 20:32

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 20:32
1) Do the Willie Creek Pearl Tour
2) Do the Croc Park, Malcolm Douglas is in town so will be doing the tours most likely
3) Broome Museum
4) Do the Dinosaur Footprints at Gantheume Pt
5) Take wine and watch the sunset at Cable Beach
6) Do the walk out to the catalina Wrecks at Town Beach ( Low tide)
7) Go around the bay to the Bird Observatory have a look and fish off the shore on a rising tide. The Salmon are here!!!
8) Do the Intombi Pearl Lugger Cruise
9) Let Mum loose in the China Town Pearl Shops whilst you grab a beer at the Roey
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