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A Taste of Broome
Experience some of the Kimberley region’s best food and culture by booking Broome holiday packages for this annual event. In addition to the mouth-watering flavours you’ll get to sink your teeth into, A Taste of Broome highlights the rich Aboriginal culture of the region. While enjoying an abundance of local food and drink, event-goers can take in cultural displays and live music that capture the spirit of the Kimberley. To attend the event, look into Broome accommodation and flight packages for early September.
Shinju Matsuri is an exciting celebration that takes its cues from the traditional festivals of Japan, Malaysia, and China. In Japanese, Shinju Matsuri means “Festival of the Pearl.” It celebrates the early days of the region and the multiculturalism that helped establish and develop Broome’s pearl industry. If the dates of your Broome packages coincide with Shinju Matsuri, you’ll have the opportunity to attend dozens of events that celebrate the heritage of Broome, such as dinner events, a floating lantern ceremony, and musical performances. To attend the 10-day Shinju Matsuri, book Broome holiday packages for the end of August or beginning of September.
Every year, residents of the Kimberleys hold the Mango Festival. As mangoes come into season at the end of November, the weekend-long festival offers the opportunity to indulge in all things made from mango. Browse market stalls where vendors sell items made from fresh mangoes, such as jam, ice cream, chutneys, smoothies, and even beer. While holidaying on Broome packages during the Mango Festival, you can even get involved with activities like judging your favourite mango cake or competing in a quiz night.
What are the best things to do in Broome?
There are dozens of beautiful beaches to explore while holidaying on Broome packages, but Riddell Beach is one of the most special. It’s known for its bright red sand and cliffs that contrast against the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. During low tide, you can even spot dinosaur tracks fossilised on the rock. Spend some time exploring Riddell Beach, or take a walk to admire its unique landscape. Riddell Beach is only eight kilometres (five miles) outside of town, so it’s within close reach of many hotels and accommodation in Broome.
Immerse yourself in the prehistoric legacy of the Kimberley by paying a visit to Gantheaume Point. This scenic promontory is made up of red sandstone cliffs at the end of the popular Cable Beach. While walking along the cliffs and rocky beach, you’ll spot fossilised footprints from nine different dinosaur species that lived in the Kimberley about 130 million years ago. If you’d like to experience the coastline from a different perspective while visiting on Broome holiday packages, you can also book onto kayak or boat tours that launch from Gantheaume Point.
Horizontal Falls is a natural phenomenon to put on your itinerary while holidaying on Broome packages. It is located at the McLarty Ranges where there’s a 25-metre gorge in between peaks. As the tides change and waves go in and out, an interesting waterfall effect occurs, which causes the seawater to fall horizontally rather than vertically. The best ways to experience Horizontal Falls while visiting on Broome holiday packages are by a high-speed boat tour or seaplane tour.
When is the best time to visit Broome?
Broome is located in the tropics of northern WA and experiences both a wet and dry season. Dry season is the ideal time to book Broome accommodation and flight packages due to warm weather, clear blue skies, and little to no rain. During the day, temperatures reach about 31°C. To experience the dry season, look into hotels and accommodation in Broome between April and October. Keep in mind that the dry season is the busiest time to book hotels and accommodation in Broome. The beautiful weather attracts tourists to the region, meaning hotels can book out. For the best deals, consider booking Broome holiday packages for the very beginning or end of dry season.
Wet season hits Broome between November and March, bringing hot and humid weather along with rain and occasional thunderstorms. Heavy rain becomes especially common in the latter half of the wet season. During the day, temperatures reach about 34°C. Wet season doesn’t attract as many tourists as the dry season, meaning you may be able to find great deals on Broome accommodation and flight packages if you travel during this off-period.
The entire wet season and the early part of the dry season also coincide with stinger season. Between November and May, jellyfish become prominent in the water offshore from Broome. You can still enjoy swimming and snorkelling if you book Broome packages during stinger season – just be sure to wear a stinger suit anytime you’re in the water.