Witness the “Staircase to the Moon” at Broome Hotels There are very few places in this world which gave us feeling to be in the new world. Broome WA is a place which came into this category. The numerous accommodations provided at this place gave you the pleasure of having a walk on your dream land. Broome is a tourist town famous for pearling in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. There is pearling industry in Broome originally began with mother of pearl in the 1880s and today the industry now includes the cultured pearl farming enterprises. Broome itself is a stunning display and combination of colours: of Roebuck Bay, rust-red pindan and Cable Beach’s pristine white sands. The rich culture and history together with the colours of nature and beautiful weather gives Broome an amazing reputation that brings people from all walks of life to town: visitors, tourists, adventurers, photographers, artists and entrepreneurs.
To discover the true beauty of the town so stunning, Broome is only a two and a half hour flight from Perth. There is a long list of Broome Hotels to choose from in various parts of town, your choice will of course depend on your own preferences, budget and travel companions! The discovery of the world’s largest pearl oyster shell was in the year 1861 in Roebuck Bay. Timorese, Filipino, Japanese and Malay pearl drivers flocked to Broome to join the Aboriginal divers, all trying out their fortune in the pearl industry and before long Chinese shop keepers came in to town to support the pearling industry. Broome was established as a port for the already flourishing pearl industry in 1883. Broome supplied 80 per cent of the world’s mother-of-pearl shell back then and today it has become a popular tourist destination due to its multicultural residents, stunning beaches, laid-back lifestyle and amazing landscape.
From March to October every year, the famous “Staircase to the Moon” phenomenon occurs in Broome. You will see the “Staircase to the Moon” for three days after the full moon at extreme low tides. Once the moon rises, its reflection stretches over the mud flats of Roebuck Bay, creating the hauntingly beautiful illusion of a long silver staircase rising to the moon. There are a few Broome hotels located along Roebuck Bay, so if you choose to stay on this side of Broome you will have to best vantage point! While you’re enjoying your chosen accommodation from the long list of Broome Hotels, be sure to get out and learn all there is to know about cultured pearling at the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. This farm is located 38 km north of Broome on the most protected tidal estuary and it is here that you can see the inner workings of a pearl farm as well as visit their shop on site so you can take home your very own piece of Broome.
Speaking of pearls, if you pay a visit to Chinatown you can visit the old pearl luggers and learn even more about the history of Broome’s pearling industry. Take a leisurely walk around town along Dampier Terrace where most of the pearl showrooms are located. Most Broome hotels are located a short distance from this area of town, so it is recommended you use the Town Bus Service to get around Broome. The Broome Courtouse Markets occur every Saturday during the year, and Sundays during the dry season. Another must-do is a walk or a camel ride along Cable Beach, this is just walking distance from the many Broome hotels located around Cable Beach. Cable Beach boasts 24km of pristine white sand, fringing the very stunning turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and is definitely the perfect location to watch the sunset. The Broome Hotels located in Cable Beach showcase all that Broome has to offer with their own restaurants, day spas and happy staff to help you choose what activities to do while you are in Broome.
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Published on Apr 5, 2013
There are very few places in this world which gave us feeling to be in the new world. Broome WA is a place which came into this category. Th...