Originally founded as a pearling centre, the attractive town of Broome is an isolated oasis with a relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere, colourful characters and wide sandy beaches. Admire stunning sunsets on Cable Beach, where camel rides depart along the beach, and see the ‘staircase to the moon’ phenomenon, which occurs during a full moon from March to October in the waters around Roebuck Bay. Explore Chinatown with its restaurants, pearl shops, local art galleries and Sun Pictures – an open-air cinema dating back to 1916.
The vast Kimberley region in the northernmost part of Western Australia is one of the least densely populated areas in the world. For adventurous drivers who prefer challenging dirt roads, the 4x4 Gibb River Road is one of the best road trips for a more hands-on way of getting from Broome/Derby to Kununurra/Wyndham via The Kimberley. As you navigate spectacular landscapes of colourful ranges, dramatic gorges and waterfalls in between, you’ll get the chance to stop at spots like the Bungle Bungle range – pre-historic beehive-shaped sandstone; and the waterfalls and lakes of Kununurra.