Broome, Cable Beach, China Town, Gantheume Point, Broome Jetty and Town Beach. Self-Drive Tour with Hotel Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Broome. Themes include: Kimberley, Kimberley Self-Drive, Western Australia, Departs from Broome, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Broome. + Show more
3 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
3 nights good standard Broome hotel (luxury upgrades available)
Western Australia Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
Cable BeachGantheaume PointBroome JettyTown BeachRoebuck BayWillie Creek Pearl FarmKimberley
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Grown from the romantic days of tall sailing ships with hauls of pearl shell for the buttons and knick-knacks of the gentry, and the only manner to carry goods for the massive cattle stations of the region, with red dirt roads, the historic Roebuck Bay Hotel at its heart and the missionary priests, from faraway lands, guiding its soul, quaint Broome, the modern tourism destination, sits on the edge of the cerulean Indian Ocean, the massive tidal flats of Roebuck Bay and the vast, ochre red pindan of the Kimberley Outback.
See the historic Sun Cinema (oldest operating outdoor cinema in the world, deck chairs seating, cinema graphic and pearling artefacts), Willy Creek, Linneys and Paspaley Pearl Emporiums (hand crafted jewels of pearl and precious metals), Roebuck Bay Hotel (historic hotel), Pearl Luggers (tour a genuine pearling lugger for historical perspective of life aboard the luggers), China Town, Broome Historic Museum (excellent displays, artefacts and photos of Indigenous stories and atrocities, unique and rare shells, Pearling Industry, Meat Works, telecommunications, cyclones and domestic artefacts), Matso's Brewery (boutique brewery making ginger beer and others), Town Beach (pretty sandy beach, cafe, lookout point, jetty, historic, passionfruit clad grave of young Mathew Forrest), Broome Racecourse (fixed dates horse race meets - get dressed up!), Riddell Beach (sandy beach made pink over the years by erosion of the red ochre cliffs, masses of tiny sand crabs), Gantheaume Point (ancient soft, red rock formations sitting aside the azure blue Indian Ocean, information point, dinosaurs footprints at low tide), Cable Beach........(named for the landing place where the original telegraph cable connected Australia with the rest of the world; see an amazing 22km long, wide golden sandy beach, rock pools, bathing, surfing and to the north, camel rides and the discrete Broome nuddy beach, lined with rolling sand dunes and multi million dollar homes, just north of the broad palm tree lined esplanade sitting atop Cable Beach - the perfect platform for the massed photo-fiends capturing picture perfect sunsets over the Indian Ocean, cafe, restaurant), The Japanese Cemetery (exquisite memorial stones to the 900 Japanese divers who lost their lives in storms and tempests in pursuit of pearl shell), boutiques, galleries and pearl shops, the Broome Wharf (fast moving, huge tidal flow, working wharf, walkways, turtle spotting, sea snake spotting, join the locals fishing, wharf side cafe, beach, rock pools).
Northern Beaches: Get a taste of the Kimberley wilderness and discover some outback adventure on a 4WD Self-Drive car package only experience of the northern beaches; be prepared; there are no shops, no water points or fuelling points when you leave the luxury of destination Broome for the northern beaches! Discover the Indian Ocean at its most beautiful, read the notices and beware of crocodiles, be rewarded by seeing the reddest earth - Kimberley pindan - contrasted against the green of the bush and the colours of the wildflowers in season, experience red cliffs towering over isolated beaches, perhaps find the prehistoric dinosaur tracks in the rocks alongside tidal pools and a forest of petrified trees, see wildlife and amazing, deep crevasses created by the torrential summer rain fall in the Kimberley; see Waterbank, Barred Creek, (good spot for morning tea picnic, see fast moving tides fill tidal creeks, massed birds, flora and fauna), Cape Boileau, Quandong Point and Quandong Beach (named for the unique Indigenous Bush Tucker plant that you will see here, the semi parasitic Quandong tree, with edible, bright red fruit that the Indigenous people also use for a variety of medicinal uses), amazingly beautiful James Price Point (the perfect stop for a picnic lunch, sitting quietly below the cliffs, on the rocks, watching the beach come alive with hermit crabs about their business) visit Willie Creek Pearl Farm for afternoon tea and a demonstration on the seeding and culture of pearls and get some of the most colourful photos you will ever take; with the amazing milky blue ocean strung with living oyster shells creating famed Broome pearls, unique rock colours and the rich, dull green of the vegetation.
Roebuck Bay, Birds and Mangoes: Pack up a picnic and hit the road out of Broome for some 20 kms, then hit the 4WD only track called Crab Creek Rd to discover the remote beauty of the other side of Roebuck Bay (see Broome on the far horizon and splendid isolation all around you; see multiple thousands of migratory birds feeding off the littoral life of the Roebuck Bay where some 40 percent of the avian species of Australia live; follow a bush track, explore the life of the mangroves, grassland and tropical woodlands; bring your rod and catch some big ones fishing off the beach; drive carefully and sit quietly and you may be lucky enough to see some wild Brahma cows or bulls feeding off the low growing trees atop the low cliffs - an amazing photo-shoot with the milky turquoise Indian Ocean in the background and the brilliant red pindan earth to the fore; discover interesting flotsam and jetsam, maybe some exotic shells and hundreds of hermit crabs about their business as you wander the most isolated of beaches and bays that line remote Roebuck Bay), Broome Bird Observatory (Interpretive displays, tours, nature and landscape photography, entrance fees apply), 12 Mile Bird Park (some 19 km from Broome, area called "12 Mile", 600 species of birds on display), Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge (10 miles, 16km from Broome, massive crocodiles daily feeding, cassowary, dingoes, Euros, kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, jabirus, emus and lizards, boutique, cafe), The Mango Place (12 Mile, 18 kms from Broome, a delightful oasis of greenery off the main road, fountains, walk paths, cafe, farm shop with delicious mango wine tasting, selling all things mango - mango ice cream, mango chutney, mango cake, mango smoothies and mango wine and mango liqueurs).