Broome
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  • From Broome: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour & Optional Return Flight

    1. From Broome: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour & Optional Return Flight

    Just a few kilometers out of Broome, head north on Cape Leveque Road. Journey over rugged terrain on unsealed sections of road to your first stop, Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Enjoy morning tea and see the famous pearl-shell alter of the Sacred Heart Church. Head further north to Lombodina, where traditional owners will take you on a guided walk of their community. Visit their craft shop where you will find many local handmade products. Next stop is Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm for a chef prepared lunch followed by an insightful tour of the pearl farm. Enjoy an afternoon swim in the beautiful turquoise waters of Kooljaman. Sit back and relax or stroll along the sandy white beach. Opt for the return scenic flight (must be pre-booked) down the beautiful coast to arrive in Broome at approximately 5:00 PM or head back to Broome by coach, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM.

    It was most interesting, lot of information, I learnt a lot on this tour. Nathan was very friendly and helpful. I fly home and the flight with Ben 2. Flying the plane pointing out all the points was so interesting . Ben 2 was very friendly and mad the flight a very pleasant journey. The big surprise was when we landed was a nice cool towel and glass of cold tea, served up by a big smile from Ash. Thank you one and all you help me with this tour. I do very much enjoy myself

  • Broome: Unique 1.5-Hour Pearling History Tour

    2. 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.  

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

  • From Broome: Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek & Boab Prison Tree

    3. From Broome: Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek & Boab Prison Tree

    Begin your day trip into the Kimberley region with an early morning pick-up in Broome. Travel east over the Willare Bridge, crossing the mighty Fitzroy River. Stop at one of the Kimberley’s most famous landmarks the massive ancient Boab Prison Tree, once used to house convicts. Continue east through the Kimberley Cattle country and journey along the famous Gibb River Road. Arrive at Windjana Gorge and enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch. The gorge is a renowned freshwater crocodile spotting site. Keep an eye out for wildlife hiding in the Lennard River that runs through Windjana Gorge. Limestone walls rise more than 100 meters and are home to fossils of shells and sea creatures. Afterwards, head to Tunnel Creek, a 750-meter long flooded cavern. Wade through knee to thigh high water and hear the story of Jandamarra. The tunnel features many beautiful formations and is home to a variety of b...

    Fantastic day, thank you we enjoyed every minute, sadly we were unable to go to Tunnel Creek due to a rock fall nevertheless an enjoyable day

  • Broome: Cape Leveque, Indigenous Communities and Sea Safari

    4. Broome: Cape Leveque, Indigenous Communities and Sea Safari

    After pickup from your hotel in Broome, head north on Cape Leveque Road. Travelling over rugged terrain on the unsealed sections of the road, your first stop will be the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Visit the famous Sacred Heart Church, with its exquisite Pearl Shell Altar, built in 1918 by the Pallottine Monks. Heading further north to One Arm Point, also known as Ardyaloon, visit another remote indigenous community, with amazing views of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Here you will enjoy a guided visit of the Trochus Shell Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre. Get an insight into aquaculture and the strong connection the Bardi Jawi have to their country as saltwater people. Marvel at the diverse range of locally-crafted products and beautiful polished shells, which are also available to buy as a souvenir. Next stop is Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm ,where you will tuck into a chef-prepared lunch, f...

  • Broome Self-Guided Audio Tour

    5. Broome Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Visit the culturally important and beautiful city of Broome. In this audio tour you'll get a chance to visit the fascinating area of Chinatown and the iconic Town Beach where you can relax and enjoy the great views. You will also see the Visitor's Centers, the Broome Courthouse and the William Dampier Chest. Dampier made the first landing by an English explorer in Australia in 1688. Keep your eyes pealed too for other wonderful icons including the Women of Pearling Statue, the Cultured Pearl and Hard Hat Diving Monuments.  Shoppers will also enjoy the Johnny Chi Lane open shopping mall, while historians may prefer to seek out the Pearl Luggers Museum and learn about Broome's role in the pearl industry and the devastating attack on the city during World War II. The Sun Pictures C...

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 51 reviews

It was most interesting, lot of information, I learnt a lot on this tour. Nathan was very friendly and helpful. I fly home and the flight with Ben 2. Flying the plane pointing out all the points was so interesting . Ben 2 was very friendly and mad the flight a very pleasant journey. The big surprise was when we landed was a nice cool towel and glass of cold tea, served up by a big smile from Ash. Thank you one and all you help me with this tour. I do very much enjoy myself

Very long day, 11 hours and I took the small plane home so the others would have been close to 12 hours returning in the bus. . But unavoidable as its such a long way

Fantastic day, thank you we enjoyed every minute, sadly we were unable to go to Tunnel Creek due to a rock fall nevertheless an enjoyable day

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

Our driver/guide Evan was friendly & informative, & the trip was very engaging from start to finish