Broome Australian Travel Map

Full Interactive Broome Australian Travel Map

I have included Broome in the Top End of Australia, even though it is way over west of Darwin, in the north of West Australia. I have done so because if you drive overland from Darwin you will have covered much the same climatic area. South of Broome, Western Australia becomes all Indian Ocean and red desert. Zoom out on the Broome Australian Travel Map until you can see Darwin as well as Broome to get the idea.  

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Getting to Broome

The major commercial airlines fly to Broome from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Airnorth and Skywest also service the smaller towns up and down West Australia as well as across to Darwin and points in between.

You can join a multi-day tour from Darwin to Broome if you want to really see the countryside. If driving yourself, plan it out carefully. The distances are huge. Zoom out on the Broome Australian Travel Map to get a feel for the sheer size of the area.

Cable Beach Broome Australian Travel Map

Broome Australian Travel Map

Broome and Pearling: This area was one of the first explored by European seamen in the 1600’s. They would come around the south of Africa, and set a course north and east, heading for the Spice Islands of the East Indies. If they miscalculated, they would hit the Australian Western coast to the south, then follow it north to Timor, Sumatra and what is now Indonesia and the Phillipines. The development of the pearling industry, often with Japanese divers and crew, gave the area a big Japanese influence. The Japanese Cemetery at Broome is a local attraction.

Cable Beach: There are more kilometres of beach than there are people out here. Cable Beach, Broome’s main beach, is a wonderful example of the white sand and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean coast. Zoom in on the Broome Australian Travel Map for detail. From the Japanese Cemetery drive down Cable Beach Road East and turn left (south) for parking and access to the beach.

The Pilbara and the Bungle Bungles: If you zoom out on the Broome Australian Travel Map you will see The Pilbara to the south where the colour turns to red. The Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park are inland from Broome in the Kimberley, north of Halls Creek and south of Kununurra. Look for it over near the West Australia / Northern Territory border just south of the Hwy #1 Great Northern Highway. If driving overland from Darwin you will have come through the Kimberley.

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