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Broome: Unique 1.5-Hour Pearling History Tour

1. Broome: Unique 1.5-Hour Pearling History Tour

This unique 1 hour tour offers a guided commentary on Broome’s pearling history. Travel back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of danger, fortune and adventure. Visitors are captivated as 150 years of Broome’s unique maritime and pearling heritage unfolds in the very environment where the history was made, amongst the mangroves on the foreshore of Roebuck Bay’s Dampier Creek. Pearl Luggers is located right in the heart of ‘Chinatown’ and features a fully rigged and restored pearl lugger surrounded by a replica inter-tidal jetty and tenders store. It is without doubt the closest link to the pearling era of long ago where daily life ebbed and flowed with the comings and goings of the great pearl luggers fleets.  

Broome: Historic Sites, Cable Beach & Town Tour w/ Transfers

2. Broome: Historic Sites, Cable Beach & Town Tour w/ Transfers

Get found amongst the boundless beauty and colours of Broome. Discover the epic history of Broome at Cable Beach where Lord Alistair McAlpine’s story is told as well as Broome’s pearling evolution and Catalina’s. Explore Gantheaume Point, dinosaur tracks, Entrance Point, Town Beach, Chi­na­town and the icon­ic, World-renowned Her­itage site, the Japan­ese Ceme­tery. We’ll share our favourite Broome tips and places to visit for your Broome holiday. This stunning and insightful tour is in air-conditioned comfort will introduce you to the sights and history of our unique town.

Broome: Matso's Brewery, Museum & Crocodile Park Combo Tour

3. Broome: Matso's Brewery, Museum & Crocodile Park Combo Tour

Spend an afternoon getting to know Broome on a family-friendly half-day tour. Taste local beer, learn about Broome's history at Broome Museum, and see huge saltwater crocodiles at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Discover Broome’s brewing history at Matso's Broome Brewery, Australia’s most remote brewery. Sample their iconic Ginger Beer and Mango Beer at their award-winning restaurant overlooking Roebuck Bay. Broome's fascinating past comes to life when you visit one of the best regional museums in Australia. The Broome Museum is housed across three heritage buildings and illustrates Broome’s unique town settlement, society, and industry. Browse exhibits on dinosaurs, pearling, wartime, communication, transport, and more in fully air-conditioned comfort. With children's activities and interactions, there is plenty of history to discover for the whole family to enjoy. Finish with a stroll amongst the 2,500 crocodiles at the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Both entertaining and educational, this prehistoric reptile tour allows you to encounter the last remaining dinosaurs.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Stuart our guide was extremely knowledgeable and an expert in his field. Very passionate and he loves imparting the history of Broome and the pearling industry. I had no idea how important the Pearling industry was to Broome's development. Next time we will also do the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Enjoyed the titbit of muscle meat as well.

Our Guide Stuart was brilliant, very knowledgeable and used oral and video presentations very effectively. The sessions allowed for handling of historical artifacts and the tasting of pearl shell meat in the Showroom was also enjoyable.

This was a fabulous experience, full of compassionation- great meat!

I had a great time, staff were informative and helpful with a charming sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed our “sample” of peal meat.

Excellent information and equipment given. Comfortable seating during the display and information sessions

Should be compulsory! Well worth doing. Lots of info not found elsewhere.