Must-see attractions in Broome & The Kimberley

  • Kimberley School of the Air

    Fascinating look at how school is conducted over the radio for children on remote stations. Currently open only on Thursdays, so check times with the…

  • Short Street Gallery

    Dating from the early 1900s and known originally as Hanoe's Cottage, this typical Broome-style corrugated-iron building with louvred verandahs now houses…

  • Marnin Studio

    Marnin is the Walmajarri word for women and this studio uses crafts such as boab-nut painting, textile printing and bush-nut jewellery-making to bind…

  • Whip Snake Gorge

    Leave early for this energetic half-day outing (10km return, three hours) from the southern car park to a shady gorge filled with ferns, figs and brittle…

  • Broome Museum

    Discover Cable Beach and Chinatown's origins through exhibits devoted to the area's pearling history and WWII bombing in this quirky museum, occupying the…

  • Wharefinger Museum

    Grab the key from the visitor centre and have a peek inside the nearby museum, with its atmospheric shipping and aviation displays.

  • Town Beach

    Tiny Town Beach is fine for a dip when the tide is in; just ensure it's not stinger season. There's a kid's water park nearby.

  • Bidyadanga Community Art Centre

    Bringing together inspiration from the desert to the coast, five different language groups create brilliant acrylic artworks in WA's largest Aboriginal…

  • Hard Hat Diver

    Life-size bronze sculptures of a hard-hat diver and three Japanese divers commemorate Broome's pearling past in the small park in the middle of Carnarvon…

  • Nagula Jarndu Women's Resource Centre

    Beautiful screen- and block-printed textiles and other crafts are on show (and sale!) at this studio/gallery run by Yawuru women. Enter via Pembroke Rd.

  • China Wall

    Amateur geologists will marvel at this vein of white quartzite sticking out of the red dirt and spinifex, 6km from Halls Creek.

  • Lily Creek Lagoon

    Across the highway from the township, Lily Creek Lagoon is a mini-wetlands with amazing birdlife, boating and freshwater crocs.

  • Zebedee Springs

    A short walk (750m) through beautiful Livistona palms brings you to these shady, soothing hot pools.

  • Port

    Has a pleasant sandy beach and good fishing from the jetty. You might even see whales, turtles or dolphins.

  • Lake Kununurra

    Lake Kununurra has pleasant picnic spots, a swimming beach at the end of Millington Dr, and great fishing.

  • El Questro Gorge

    Hot walk to a lovely shady gorge with permanent, spring-fed pools. It's about 2.5km one way.

  • Yarliyil Gallery

    Halls Creek gallery showcasing talented local artists as well as some Ringer Soak mob.

  • Streeter's Jetty

    The original pearl luggers' jetty at the entrance to Dampier Creek dates from the 1880s and has been rebuilt a number of times. The thin rickety wooden…

  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm

    Willie Creek Pearl Farm occupies a stunning coastal location and the 7.5km drive in from Manari Rd feels like a real adventure as the sandy track skirts…