Cable Beach

Broome, Western Australia

Things to do

Broome is a quaint beach town renowned for its gorgeous tropical waters and unique character. People come from miles to explore the town and the white sandy stretch of Cable Beach where sunset picnics and passing camels are aplenty.

This gem is the heart of the North West and the gateway to the west Kimberley, with so much for the family to see and experience both in town and beyond.


One of WA’s most renowned beaches, the pristine white sands and turquoise waters of Cable Beach are located directly opposite the park. From May-October each year, the Staircase to the Moon can be seen from Roebuck Bay, located only a short drive from the property.


Broome offers a wide variety of dining options, walk across the road for a casual meal at Divers Tavern or treat yourself to beachfront dining at the Sunset bar or Zanders on the Beach. Visit China town and immerse yourself in Brome’s vast history, while you enjoy authentically Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine.


Stroll along Broome Boulevard or visit China town. Broome Boulevard is located between Cable Beach and China Town and houses all your shopping necessities. Browse local boutiques in China Town or shop for some of the world’s most stunning pearls, the ultimate Broome Souvenir.


With a range of spectacular unique experiences on offer from award-winning tour providers, a trip to Broome isn’t complete without venturing out to discover the region with a local guide. Ride camels at sunset on Cable Beach, take a hovercraft tour of Roebuck Bay, soak in Broome’s history on a pearl farm tour or kayak along the Dampier Peninsular. For the adventurous, boat through the world-renowned Horizontal Falls or take a scenic flight over the breathtaking coastline.

Sun Picture Cinema

Watch a movie in the oldest working open-air cinema in the world! Heritage-listed Sun Pictures has been featured in the box office hit Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Sun Pictures screens the latest Hollywood blockbusters, as well as a range of small screen productions. Please note the box office and kiosk are cash only.

Staircase to the Moon

From March to October, the light from each full moon turns the mudflats of Roebuck Bay into a set of gleaming stairs that rise into the night’s sky. There are several places from which to see this natural phenomenon, but we suggest taking in the spectacle from the Mangrove Hotel, where the magical sound of digeridoo resonates as the moon rises.

Top 10 things to do in Broome:

  1. Ride a camel at sunset on Cable Beach
  2. Check out the Dinosaur foot prints
  3. Join a pearling tour and hold a cultured pearl, freshly harvested from the sea
  4. Watch a movie in the world’s oldest operating open-air cinema
  5. Marvel at the staircase to the moon spectacle at Roebuck Bay (seasonal)
  6. Spend a day relaxing on Cable Beach, surrounded by ochre red cliffs, turquoise waters and stretching along 22km of pristine white sands
  7. Participate in an indigenous guided walking tour
  8. Sample local cuisine in Chinatown or the Cable Beach Restaurant precinct
  9. Embark on an epic Kimberley adventure at the Horizontal Falls
  10. Browse through the Courthouse markets


The annual Shinju Matsuri festival celebrates three cultural festivals, the Japanese Obon Matsuri, the Malaysian Hari Merdeka and the British Independance Day, rekindling the excitement and romance of Broome’s early days of being a world-renowned producer of pearls. The program is packed with exciting events, guaranteed to amaze your senses. For more information, please visit:


On selected dates throughout March and October, this natural phenomenon takes place in the Pilbara and Kimberley coastline, when the full moon rises across and exposes tidal flats and is only visible on select days throughout March to October each year. Check this website for details.


The Markets at the historic Broome Courthouse are on every Saturday, as well as Sundays from April to October offering locally made art and craft, along with a range of food vendors.