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Our Town | The Kimberley

Broome, Western Australia is an exotic pearling town and offers a deliciously indulgent experience at Pinctada McAlpine House

Broome’s Cable Beach, with 22 kilometres of white sand, kissed by warm, crystal waters, is justifiably world famous and the ideal place to watch the sunset on a balmy, tropical night.

From fiery red ochre cliffs contrasting with bright turquoise waters to pearl diving sagas and dinosaur footprints – the history of Broome is as captivating as the scenery.

Situated in the Kimberley, a direct two and a half hour flight from Perth, it’s an oasis of colour, culture and eclectic characters.

The town’s multicultural mix was shaped by a romantic pearling history when Japanese, Filipino and Malay pearl divers arrived in droves seeking their fortune.

Today, thanks to Broome’s unpolluted waters, Paspaley South Sea pearls are among the most coveted in the world. Witness first-hand how Broome pearls are cultured at a local pearl farm.

Paspaley Pearl Boutique is located in Chinatown – splash out on a pearl (or two!) as the ultimate memento of your trip. This is also where you’ll find art galleries, shops and cafes – the perfect place for some retail therapy.

One of Broome’s natural treasures is the Staircase to the Moon. For three days after the full moon from March to October, reflections stretch out across shiny mudflats creating the beautiful illusion of a long silver staircase.

Another interesting natural attraction is Gantheaume Point, where you can see dinosaur footprints believed to be more than 130 million years old.

Pinctada McAlpine House provides a complimentary Tour Reservation service.


Be awe-struck by the Kimberley, in Australia’s remote north-west corner, where the dramatic landscapes date back to the dinosaurs. Nature directs this enduring epic, of rugged rock structures, colossal waterways and incandescent ocean.

Embrace adventure, connect to living Aboriginal culture and experience eco-luxury against the Kimberley’s incredible colours and endless horizons. Fly over the World Heritage-listed Bungle Bungles, 4WD the Gibb River Road or stay with an Aboriginal community on the Dampier Peninsula. See abundant wildlife, hunt for precious gems and learn about the region’s rich and thriving art tradition.

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