Broome’s history in a pearl shell
Quirky, multicultural and remote – Broome lives up to its reputation. Thanks to its indigenous heritage and extraordinary past as a cyclone-prone pearling centre and WWII target, it is like no other town in Australia...
Places in Broome & the Kimberley
Like a paste jewel set in a tiara of natural splendours, Broome clings to a narrow strip of red pindan on the Kimberley's far-western edge, at the base of the pristine Dampier Peninsula. Surrounded by the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean and the creeks, mangroves and mudflats of Roebuck Bay, this Yawuru country is a good 2000km from the nearest capital city.
Port Hedland to Broome
The Big Empty stretches from Port Hedland to Broome, as the highway skirts the Great Sandy Desert. It's 609km of willy-willies and dust and not much else. There are only two roadhouses, Pardoo (148km) and Sandfire (288km), so keep the tank full. The coast, wild and unspoilt, is never far away.
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11 aquatic adventures in Western Australia
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Where to feel small in Australia’s largest state
Western Australia is a land of big distances, big temperatures and big horizons...
The last frontier: adventures in north Western Australia
No placename in Australia is more evocative than the Kimberley. Immense and sparsely populated, most Australians see the Kimberley as a wild, untamed region of spinifex deserts and croc-infested coastline...
Ultimate Australian weekend escapes
Australians spend more than AU$51 billion on domestic travel every year and the latest stats from Tourism Australia suggest Aussies are trading long languid holidays for shorter stays focussed on making the most of a ...