SIX SEASONS IN BROOME, AUSTRALIA
We like to keep things unique and different in Broome. In many parts of the world there are 4 seasons but not here in Broome. Thanks to our traditional owners, the Yawuru people, we have 6 seasons.
LOW SEASON – We like to call it the ‘Green Season’
The low season in Broome has been given many names. Green season, wet season, Monsoonal season and even the Mango season. From October to November, Yawuru people call it Laja ‘hot’ season. The Man-gala ‘wet’ season occurs between December to March. April has a season of its own, called the Marrul season.
Regardless of its season names, it is still a great time to visit Broome. Yes, it is a little warm; but there are so many things to do in Broome. Some, a little extravagant but worth every penny, others, affordable or free.
The ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Experience
Fly Broome provides a unique half day scenic flight. Fly over the Horizontal Falls, Buccaneer Archipelago, stopover at Cape Leveque for lunch and check the Dampier Peninsular coastline. Take a closer look at https://www.flybroome.com.au/
Kas Helicopters gives you a perfect vantage point of the world’s famous Cable Beach. Strap up and fling the doors off as you take flight in a helicopter from Willie Creek Pearl Farm to Roebuck Bay. Check out the details at http://kashelicopters.com.au/broome-tours/
West Kimberley Fishing Charters offer various fishing experiences for small groups of guests. Minimal time travelling, maximum time fishing is what these guys offer all year round. For a chance to hook a great catch check them out here: http://www.westkimberleyfishingtours.com/sport-fishing-tours-broome/
King Leopold Air fly you to the most stunning locations in Australia. During the low season they offer scenic flights over Broome and its beautiful beaches as well as the Buccaneer Explorer. Mitchell Falls and Cygnet Bay Explorer are also on offer throughout certain months of the low season. Want to know more? Click here: https://www.kingleopoldair.com.au/scenic-flights
Broome Camel Tours takes you on a morning or sunset ride along the iconic Cable Beach with their friendly camels in blue. Book your ride here at http://www.broomecamelsafaris.com.au/
The ‘I can’t believe we get so much for so little $$$’ Experience
The Ultimate Snubfin Dolphin Cruise is not to be missed of course! Our dolphin cruises are available all year round!
Hit the outskirts of Broome. Get out and about with Broome and Around Town Tours for their 3 in 1 Premium Parks Guided Tour. Get up close to some Kimberley crocodiles at the Malcolm Douglas Croc Park. Meet some entertaining birds at the 12 Mile Bird Park. Dip your taste buds into some delicious mango delicacies at the Mango Place. Find out more at https://www.broomeandaround.com.au/our-story-broome-and-around-tour
Willie Creek Pearl Farm and Pearl Luggers Tours offers a unique insight into the fascinating process of modern cultured pearl farming, from shell to showroom. You’ll discover exactly what makes the perfect pearl and leave Willie Creek a pearling expert! If you are not too keen on pearls, the drive out to Willie Creek is worth it. Beautiful scenery. Click here for more information https://www.williecreekpearls.com.au/pages/willie-creek-farm-tour
Broome Adventure Co makes Kayaking an experience for all. Whether it’s your first time kayaking or you have paddled before, this experience will have you exploring Broome’s warm turquoise waters, discovering diverse bird and marine life and cruising past spectacular coastal scenery.
For a fun way to enjoy your Broome day click here: https://www.broomeadventure.com.au/bookings-turtle-kayak/
Narilijia Aboriginal Experiences unravels Broome’s history in a fun and relaxing way. Walk with Bart Pigram, an Aboriginal Yawuru man and learn all about the saltwater people, their place in Broome, their food and language. Life of Guwan Town Tour is available all year round. For more information click here https://www.toursbroome.com.au/our-tours/town-tour
The ‘Complimentary Broome Pass’ Experience
There are so many free and informative things to do in Broome. Here are our favourites:
Visit the Broome Museum – Kids under 16 are free. A small entry fee for adults applies. https://broomemuseum.org.au/
Broome’s Gantheaume Point Lighthouse – The lighthouse is also a great place to sit back, unwind and soak in the Broome sunset. Don’t forget to pack a chilled beverage!
Town Beach Water Park is a great place for the kids to cool off. Opens from 9am to 5pm. Closed on Tuesday.
Jetty to Jetty Trail is a 3.4km one-way trail that shows Broome’s rich cultural history. A relatively easy walk on mostly paved paths that run in a meandering way to take in important sites between Streeters’s Jetty and the old Jetty. A map is available at the Broome Visitors Centre. You can download a free app of the trail.
Related Article: Loads of things to do in Broome in the wet season
PEAK SEASON – We like to call it the ‘Whale Season’
The peak season in Broome is a fun and busy one. It is one of the best places to visit when you are trying to escape the cold of winter. Even our humpback whales head our way in droves to warmer waters.
The peak season is our dry season and it spans from May to September. Our Yawuru people call the May season ‘Wirralburu’ meaning ‘dry’ season, when the days are hot but the nights are cool. June to August is Broome’s cold season, known as ‘Barrgana’ season. It’s a great time to see dugongs and catch ‘fat’ salmon. In September, the weather is warming up. It is called ‘Wirlburu’ meaning the ‘warming’ season.
During this time there are so many fantastic things to do in Broome. From visiting the Horizontal Falls to seeing one of the world’s largest migration of humpback whales. If you plan to visit Broome during this time, book your Broome tours in advance, especially your Broome Whale Watching & Sunset Cruise.
Go Horizontal Falls is a day packed with adventure and a definite bucket list experience. Journey into the heart of the Kimberley’s pristine wilderness by plane and on fast boats. It will be a day to remember. Click here to find out more https://gohorizontalfallstours.com.au/
Go Kimberley Wild and make time for a road trip up the Peninsula to Cape Leveque. Learn all about the indigenous Bardi people and discover the art of pearling at Cygnet Bay. Explore the remote and pristine beaches of this famous Cape.
If you have more than a day to explore, then check out the extended touring options with this award winning 4WD company.
Keen on the arts? How about a gallery visit or a trip to the Courthouse Markets to meet local Broome artists? There are so many walking tours, driving tours, boat cruises, concerts to see, places to eat and things to do in Broome. What experience are you looking for? Click here to find out what else is on in Broome.