Things to do in Broome

Traditional Owner hosts Nyamba Buru Yawuru invite delegates of the National Native Title Conference 2018 to try some of the many activities Broome and surrounding region have to offer. 

Broome Historical Museum

Broome’s fascinating past comes to life when you visit one of the best regional museums run by dedicated volunteers. Our significant collection is housed across three of Broome’s heritage buildings and illustrates the settlement, society and industry of our unique town. Browse exhibits and videos on pearling, wartime, communication, transport and more in fully air-conditioned comfort. We provide an extensive photograph collection, research facilities, children’s activities and sell local history books, photos and postcards.

Cost: Adults: $6.00; Seniors $4.00; Children 12-16 $1.00; Children under 12: FREE

Location: 67 Robinson Street, Broome WA 6725

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm
  • Weekends,  10am – 1pm

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Cultural Cruise

Immerse yourself in Broome’s unforgettable 3 hour cultural experience of Roebuck Bay aboard our luxurious catamaran. Immerse yourself in Broome’s unforgettable 3 hour cultural experience of Roebuck Bay aboard our luxurious catamaran. Join Bart Pigram, a local Indigenous man to truly see and learn about the traditional country of Yawuru people from a unique perspective. Be totally captivated by his rich storytelling and family history entrenched in our beautiful Roebuck Bay. Enjoy live traditional music as you soak up a stunning Broome sunset. Leave with a new found knowledge of Roebuck Bay’s historical and cultural significance to Broome’s traditional owners, the Yawuru people.

Cost: $150 per person (adult)

Location: Roebuck Bay, Gantheaume Point

Opening times: Morning and afternoon cruises available (3.5 hours)

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Jetty to Jetty self-guided heritage tours

Download the app and explore Broome’s foreshore at your own pace, listening to the stories of those who lived and worked during Broome’s pearling era – the often untold accounts of the Aboriginal and Asian workers who were the backbone of the industry.

Cost: free

Location: Start at Streeters Jetty, Dampier Terrace, Chinatown Broome

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Larwarrdu Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Neil Mckenzie, Yawuru Lore boss
Neil Mckenzie, Yawuru Lore boss

Meet Neil Mckenzie a Yawuru Lore boss and highly experienced Broome tour guide. For over 35 years, Neil has shared his knowledge and stories of his country around Broome with visitors from all over the world. He credits his elders with their teaching and customary life style. Now Neil continues to share his country with guests who come to Broome and want to have a local cultural experience.

Cost: $100 per person

Location: start at Cable Beach

To book your tour please call 0419 836 781

Relationships Exhibition

This permanent exhibition was opened in 2007 to celebrate the Centenary of the work of the Sisters of St John of God in the Kimberley. It was inspired in part by requests from locals for a place where people could access photographs. Originally meant as a temporary exhibition it is now permanent and opens six days a week, nine months of the year. This access is only possible through the generosity of volunteers; most local but also some who come to Broome for extended visits during the dry season.

The exhibition tells the story of one hundred years of the Sisters in the Kimberley, the various ministries they were involved in and their relationships with local people. Use is made of multimedia in the form of screens with short films, computer touch screens, enlarged photographs, storyboards and a limited number of heritage items.

In one section two large screens give access to the photographic collection. Visitors and locals alike are able to search through more than 55 000 photos.  Open early February to early November. 

Cost: entry by donation

Location: Sisters of St John of God Heritage Centre, 9 Barker Street, Broome

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am - 1pm
  • Saturday,  10am - 1pm

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Short St Gallery

The premier and longest running art gallery in Broome. Housing a comprehensive collection of Aboriginal contemporary artworks, representing artists from all over Australia.

Cost: free

Location: 7 Short St, Chinatown, Broome, WA

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm
  • Saturday to Sunday, 10am – 2pm

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Snubfin Dolphin Eco Tour

Welcome aboard Broome’s specialised eco tour vessel Ballena for a half day of discovery as we search for Australia’s largest population of snubfin dolphins and an array of marine life in Roebuck Bay. Cruise the pristine wilderness of Roebuck Bay, an Australia marine park look for its multitude of marine life and explore the many mangrove systems.

If you chose to do the sunset cruise, end your magnificent day by watching the sunset over the Pindan Cliffs of Simpsons Beach.

Cost: $105 per person (adult)

Location: Roebuck Bay

Opening times: Morning and afternoon cruises available (3.5 hours)

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Walaja Raw Broome Honey tours

Join local bee keeper, David Appleby, owner and operator of Walaja Raw Broome Honey on a one hour tour to experience the insightful process of beekeeping and how raw honey is harvested and extracted from the hive to the jar.

You’ll have the chance to taste the honey straight from the honeycomb, the best in the Kimberley!

Cost: $40 per person

Location: Meeting spot at Cable Beach Club Resort reception, 2 minute walk to rear of resort grounds where hives are.

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Whale Watching & Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a 3 hour cultural immersion cruise on Roebuck Bay and Gantheaume Point about a 42 ft catamaran.

Broome’s very first dedicated & longest operating whale watching operator with over 20 years’ experience in marine interaction, offers you the most unforgettable eco experience the Kimberley has to offer. Enjoy an afternoon cruising Broome’s tranquil waters and be mesmerized by our growing population of 35,000 humpback whales.

Cruise the pristine waters of Roebuck Bay and Gantheaume Point, the traditional country of Yawuru people, aboard our 42 ft catamaran. Let Bart Pigram, who draws his knowledge from living a local saltwater lifestyle, entertain you with rich cultural stories, history and family traditions.

Journey from the Dreamtime to the present moment and be immersed in the traditional sounds of the Yawuru people with Bart’s live music. Enjoy a morning or sunset experience with Broome local and see his country and lifestyle from a unique perspective.

Cost: $140 per person (adult)

Location: Gantheaume Point

Opening times:

  • Daily, 1.30pm – 6.00pm (4.5 hours)

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Last reviewed: 12 Apr 2018