Nestled in the northwestern portion of Western Australia, at the base of the Dampier Peninsula, Broome is an exciting destination to visit for both adventure and nature. When you book an Accor hotel in Broome, you're placing yourself at the gateway to the Kimberley area, which includes natural optical illusions, a deep pearling history and so much more. With its own international airport, you can easily fly to this great town from cities such as picture-perfect Perth or sunny Sydney.
Weather in Broome
If you like things hot then you'll love this town. All year round the temperature exceeds an average of 25 degrees Celsius during the day, with summer evenings frequently breaking 20 as well. As if that wasn't glorious enough, most of the area's rainfall is contained to the beginning of the year, and lessens from April through to December. When you're ready to turn up the heat and experience a bit of Aussie's best, fly to Broome.
The animals of Broome
Nothing screams 'Australia' quite like its iconic wildlife. Just over 20 minutes from the Broome town centre is the excellent Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Enter through the giant fibreglass crocodile head to see perhaps the country's most frightening, yet most fascinating predator. At 3 pm daily there is a crocodile feeding session, though you can also wander around between 2 pm and 5 pm to observe its dingoes, cassowaries, kangaroos and other classic outback animals.
Along the western coastline of the Broome area is the fantastic Cable Beach. Not just a great place for seaside relaxation, this sparkling shoreline is also home to the sun-soaked tours of Broome Camel Safaris. Famous from TV shows such as My Kitchen Rules, Broome Camel Safaris offer morning tours, pre-sunset tours and sunset tours for people of all ages.
Other things to do in Broome
Established in the late 1800s, Broome was founded on the pearling industry. This is still evident today with companies such as Cygnet Bay Pearls, which offers unique tours both on land and at sea. Its Pearl Farm Tour takes you through their farming facilities and compares the modern day techniques with those from 1946. This tour is hands on, too, and lets you feel what a strand of pearls actually feels like! You could also join a Pearl Farm Patrol at sea to meet the pearling fleet, as well as spot some local wildlife.
You also need to see the area's unbeatable natural wonders as they are truly a sight to behold. The Staircase to the Moon is a breathtaking natural optical illusion that makes it appear as though a sparkling staircase is leading straight to the heavens. The Horizontal Falls, on the other hand, are a unique water feature where rushing water through a narrow gap appears like a waterfall, despite its horizontal movement.
Accommodation in Broome
If you're going to stay in Broome, its better to stay in style. A wonderfully luxurious Broome hotel, the Mercure Broome offers 136 opulent rooms right next to the waterfront. There are also two swimming pools on-site, a tennis court and plenty of other nearby sporting activities. Capt'n Murphy's Restaurant and Bar is also on location to offer you a charming Irish aesthetic as well as regular live entertainment.