By Tourism Western Australia on February 14, 2019

 

If you are looking for a new destination to visit in 2019, skip the usual suspects and head to exotic Broome in Western Australia for a richer and more diverse experience.

How to get there? You are in luck! SilkAir is scheduled to operate four direct flights this year, starting 13 June 2019. For a limited time, the little piece of paradise will only be four hours away from Singapore. Broome, with its picturesque white beaches, impressive natural landscapes, glistening turquoise waters and rich Aboriginal heritage, is a fusion of peacefulness, intriguing history and culture, making it a must-visit destination this year.

Still unconvinced? With travel becoming increasingly motivated by how ‘Instagramable’ a destination is, we’ve put together a list of five ‘Insta-worthy’ reasons to make the journey to beautiful Broome.

Also read: South West Western Australia: The Door to Wonders

Staircase to the Moon: Witness a rare natural phenomenon

The Staircase to the Moon phenomenon, which happens across Roebuck Bay, Broome

View from Town Beach of the Staircase to the Moon phenomenon, which happens across Roebuck Bay in Broome.

Feast your eyes and get your camera ready for the natural phenomenon that only occurs during certain times of the year, and only in Australia’s North West! It happens when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide and creates a beautiful optical illusion of stairs reaching to the moon. It is best seen from Roebuck Bay but can also be seen in other parts of Broome, including Dampier, Cossack, and Hearson’s Cove. For more information and timings, click here.

Roebuck Bay: Marvel at its untainted beauty and wildlife  

Roebuck Bay, near Broome

Pindan cliffs facing Roebuck Bay, near the Broome Bird Observatory.

Staircase to the Moon isn’t the only ‘Insta-worthy’ spot at Roebuck bay – sink your feet in its red sand beaches, and soak in the contrasting colours of the sand and sea. Roebuck bay is also home to a diverse ecosystem and a wide variety of wildlife. Go on an eco-tour and catch glimpses of dolphins, a myriad of marine life and migratory birdlife.

Cable Beach: Take an epic sunset camel ride

Camels at sunset on Cable Beach, Broome

Camels at sunset on Cable Beach, Broome.

Another must visit spot is the world-famous cable beach, with 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand and magical sunsets. Also, not forgetting the sunset camel rides that have become synonymous with Broome and Cable Beach. It is always a treat to interact with such friendly, gentle and docile creatures! It makes for some great photo ops, with experiences that will last a lifetime.

Horizontal falls: The view of a lifetime 

Horizontal Falls

Horizontal Falls.

Described as one of the greatest wonders of the world, the Horizontal falls is yet another momentous wonder not to be missed. The fast-moving tidal current squeezes through two narrow gorges, pushing the water into rapid like formations which rush through the twin gaps, producing waterfalls turned on their side. There are many ways of getting there, with a variety of different tour options to choose from. You can view the Horizontal falls from the air with a scenic flight from Broome or get up close with an extended cruise. For the adventurous, take a float plane and land at the Horizontal Falls. Hold on tight as you take a thrilling boat ride through the rushing water torrents.

Chase Stars in Broome: Explore the galaxy beyond you 

The Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park

The Bungle Bungle Range at night, Purnululu National Park.

Broome’s skies are perfect for stargazing, thanks to its cloudless nights and perfect location – it’s located perfectly on our planet to see the best of both the Southern Hemisphere and the Northern Hemisphere, which is a stark contrast to the skies in Malaysia. Embark on a discovery tour of Broome’s night skies with astronomy experts and explore the multiple galaxies beyond us. Don’t forget to bring along your fisheye lenses to capture the stellar night sky!

There is so much more to see and experience in Broome, from pearl farm tours to the world’s oldest operating outdoor cinema. Recharge your soul and immerse yourself in everything that Broome has to offer! For more information, please visit: www.australiasnorthwest.com/singapore.

 

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